Darwin to Alice Springs Tours
|Meals||3 Lunches, 2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners|
|Group Size||24 People|
Paddle through rivers and swim through waterholes to discover the landscapes that make up northern Australia on this awesome 3 day tour from Darwin to Alice Springs. From the natural wonders of the Devils Marbles to the ancient sandstone walls of Katherine Gorge, be exposed to the natural treasures of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Day 1: Darwin to Katherine Gorge National Park
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Alice Springs begins. The afternoon is spent at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. You may like to take a boat cruise or paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost) before retiring to our campsite nearby.
Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Katherine Gorge to Banka Banka via Mataranka
A great start to the day is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub, an important watering hole for explorers and drovers in days gone by and now a great spot for a cold beer, a bit of history and a ‘fair dinkum Outback experience’! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Banka Banka to Alice Springs
We pass through Tennant Creek and then further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Later in the day we cross the Tropic of Capricorn (only 20% of the Northern Territory lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch
Departs: Darwin From central accommodation from 6:00am
Finishes: Alice Springs 5.30 pm approximately
Is this tour right for you?
Budget Adventure tours are designed for those on a budget and aimed at youthful, fun loving travelers. These safaris are restricted to the 18-40 age group and travel in air conditioned minibuses in the Red Centre / Uluru. While more basic in nature, these safaris offer some private camps and in the Red Centre you will swag under the stars, with tents available for hire for an additional fee.
A swag, often used in the outback is like a giant sleeping bag which props up off the ground to give plenty of room and head space inside. It has 2 entry points, a very tough mosquito net to ensure your sleep will be undisturbed and a dense foam mattress. The double zip vents will keep the air flowing on warm nights and you can leave one of them open if you wish to look at the stars.
What to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $30), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.
Boat cruise or canoe at Katherine Gorge is an optional activity and not included in price.
Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.
Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment or you can bring your own. Must be pre-booked