Travel through Australia's dusty Red Centre and tropical Top End
Embark on a Northern Territory adventure from Alice Springs to Darwin, taking in the region's biggest and best draws along the way. Witness Uluru during a stunning sunrise, wander through the majestic canyons of Kata Tjuta and admire the views from Kings Canyon. Head into the bush and learn from the area’s traditional land owners, cruise the Mary River and spot crocs in the wetlands, and get a taste of the tropics in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, as well as Katherine Gorge. A region of exceptional landscapes and intriguing cultural attractions, this tail-to-top adventure through the Territory is a trip that will leave you with a profound appreciation of Australia's raw and rugged natural beauty.
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Skip the 1,500km of straight driving between Alice Springs and Darwin and fly with Qantas Airways, on an included flight
Get back to basics with this classic nine day overland adventure.
Get up early and see the sun rise over Uluru and walk Kings Canyon's rugged rim, see the highlights and national parks of Australia's Top End in rugged, authentic style
Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky
Enjoy our exclusive Australian Native Foods menu throughout the trip. Created in conjunction with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke, you will be treated to a plethora of native dishes incorporating ingredients such as kangaroo, emu, lemon myrtle, desert lime, wattle seed and more
Enjoy an authentic Indigenous experience in the Red Centre and Top End
The Mary River Wetlands feature a wealth of wildlife, including the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get up close to the snappy beasts on a billabong cruise
Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park. Get adventurous on a 4WD tour to the spectacular Jim Jim Falls and see the ancient Aboriginal rock art of Ubirr
This is a basic trip, covering the highlights of Australia's Red Centre and Top End in a short amount of time.
You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While conditions can be basic and facilities are minimal, this is all part of the adventure. You'll also need to pitch in with preparing meals and cleaning. This is part of the experience of travelling in a group.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
This trip uses multishare hostel accommodation that may be in mixed-gender dorm rooms. We don't offer private rooms, but you can book our Territory Encompassed trip if you'd prefer twin share motel
Temperatures in the Red Centre and Top End be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Outback to the Top End 2017 trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6am and finishes in Darwin day 9 at approx 6pm. Onward travel to be booked the following day.
2.You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on day 1; please see tour code POBOCY.
3. Trip also runs in reverse; see tour code PKBTC
4. This trip requires a sleeping bag
Our Outback to the Top End 2017 trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
Great trip with lots of fascinating and enjoyable activities. Good facilities and decent food. Requires reasonable but not super fitness. August was the perfect t time of year.
Review submitted 23 Aug 2017