Alice Springs to Kakadu

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Alice Springs to Darwin

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

For travellers looking to discover Australia's wild and rugged heart, few trips compare to this six-day adventure through some of nature's scenic best. From parched red landscapes bathed in the light of the setting sun, to secret waterfalls, towering gorges, bubbling hot springs, giant termite mounds (yep), croc cruises, sleeping under the star-filled Australian sky, and everything in between, this is an exploration of nature Down Under every real traveller has to experience. So suit up, hop in, and hold on for a week you'll remember forever.

What’s included

  • Recharge: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit
  • Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory
  • Aboriginal art and craft centre visit
  • Exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Experience local pub life in the outback
  • Explore unesco world heritage-listed kakadu np
  • Check out local art galleries
  • Witness rock formations and the magnetic termite mounds

Itinerary

Day 1 Alice Springs There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and explore. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Alice Springs/Daly Waters (1L) Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel north via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to Aboriginals. Finish the day at Daly Waters and grab a drink at the local Outback pub teeming with character. Additional Notes: We spend approx 12 hours on the road today, stopping off in Daly Waters for the night. Make sure to grab a drink or two at the famous local pub in this small Outback town. Transport: Private Vehicle (12.00 hour(s), 920km)
Day 3 Daly Waters/Katherine (1B, 1D) Continue north, stopping for a visit at the Mataranka Hot Springs before setting up camp in Katherine. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a helicopter flight over the gorge taking in the stunning scenery. Additional Notes: Availability of optional activities may change depending on the season. Included Activities: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4 Katherine/Kakadu National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue north, stopping at Edith Falls. Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additional Notes: The itinerary for this day varies depending on seasonal/weekly weather. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions. Included Activities: Gunlom Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)
Day 5 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park (1B, 1L) Continue exploring Kakadu NP, stopping off at sacred rock art galleries. Head towards Litchfield National Park, stopping for a nature cruise to try and spot crocs. Additional Notes: We overnight just outside of Kakadu NP. Depending on weather, sleep in a swag under the stars or a hut if raining. Included Activities: Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit Bowali Visitor Centre Visit Ubirr Rock Art Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 200km)
Day 6 Litchfield National Park/Darwin (1B, 1L) Tour Litchfield NP to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening. Included Activities: Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise Litchfield National Park Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 350km)
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