Best of Northern Territory

8 Days | Experience Australia’s vibrant heart and the Top End all in one

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Immerse yourself in the unique Outback landscapes and rich First Nations culture of Australia’s Red Centre and Top End on this eight-day adventure. Spot rock wallabies in Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park (Tjoritja), tour through ethereal rock formations in Kings Canyon and admire the sunrise over Uluru. Then, transfer to the Top End and roam the vast Litchfield National Park, plunge into the picturesque Florence Falls and spot crocs in Kakadu National Park. First Nations guided walks, cruises and more will showcase the cultural importance of these regions. This is a true-blue picture of Australia!

Trip overview

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Start
Alice Springs, Australia
Finish
Darwin, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 15
Trip code
PZKNC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the ever-changing colours of Uluru, one of Australia’s most spiritually significant sites, as you marvel at the epic sandstone monolith at both sunrise and sunset.
  • Embark on a guided walk through Kata Tjuta (formerly known as The Olgas) – a towering collection of 36 domed rock formations – with your knowledgable local guide.
  • Learn about the importance of great Tjunba (perentie) totem that protects the Simpsons Gap from a First Nations guide during a walk through the spiritual site.
  • Refresh yourself with incredibly scenic swims in the natural pools of Litchfield National Park, with stops at Wangi Falls and Florence Falls.
  • Marvel at ancient First Nations rock art at Kakadu National Park and learn more about the wildlife and histories of Ubirr and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie).
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Flights from Alice Springs to Darwin are not included. Please see the itinerary for information on recommended flight details.
  • Temperatures in Northern Territory can be extreme, so you will need to be well prepared. Depending on the time of the year, daytime can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong year-round) so always use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures can really drop, so bring sufficient warm clothing.
  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend many hours driving through very remote areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. The days can be long, but you’ll want to fit as much of this amazing place in as you can in four short days!
  • As sunrise and sunset times as well as weather conditions vary throughout the year, the order of activities may change to ensure you have the best experience possible. On occasion, the First Nations experiences may not be available should your guides have other cultural commitments, in which case there will be alternative activities.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2025 to 31 March 2026.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2024 - 31 March 2025

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Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Tjoritja-West MacDonnell Ranges - Simpsons Gap Guided Aboriginal Cultural Walk
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Creek Walk
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Light Towers by Night
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru Sunset Viewing
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Kuniya Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole with local Anangu Guide
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru Sunrise Viewing
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Cultural Centre
  • Litchfield National Park - Wangi Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Tolmer Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Florence Falls
  • Litchfield National Park - Termite Mounds
  • Kakadu National Park - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River
  • Kakadu National Park - Ubirr Rock Art Cultural Walk
  • Kakadu National Park - Mamukala Wetlands
  • Kakadu National Park - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site

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Important notes

FLIGHTS BETWEEN TRIPS
Your flight from Alice Springs to Darwin is not included. Please see the itinerary for information on recommended flight details and book these through your agent or directly with the airline.

START & END TIMES
The trip starts in Alice Springs with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1 at our joining point hotel. The trip finishes on arrival in Darwin at our finish point hotel by 4pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.

COMBINATION TRIP
This is a combination trip made up of two shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Darwin as some group members leave and new ones join you.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.

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Best of Northern Territory
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