9 Day Darwin to Alice
Art Kakadu Cultural Experience Kakadu National Park Kata Tjuta
(the Olgas) Katherine Gorge Litchfield National Park Optional
helicopter flight over Kakadu escarpment Top End Cultural Experience
Uluru (Ayers Rock) Uluru Cultural Experience Wildlife boat
About this tour:
Embark on a Northern Territory adventure, from Darwin to Alice Springs,
taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards 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 out croc spotting in the Mary River Wetlands and get a taste
of the tropics in Kakadu National Park. A region of exceptional
landscapes and intriguing cultural attractions, this tail-to-top
adventure of the Territory is a trip that will leave you with a
profound appreciation of Australia's raw and rugged natural beauty.
The camping style of this trip is designed for
those wanting a comfortable but adventurous experience. Accommodation
features twin share beds in spacious permanent tents with interior
lights and fans. Linen, including a pillow and a bath towel are
provided along with catered evening meals.
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am
Default pick up:
Default pick up: Melaleuca on Mitchell Street 06:50am (52 Mitchell
1APR16-30JUN16 & 01OCT16-31OCT16: Tue, Sat
1JUL16-30SEP16: Tue, Thu, Sat
Alice Springs accommodation early evening day 9
The camping style of this trip is designed for those
wanting a comfortable but adventurous experience. Accommodation
features twin share beds in spacious permanent tents with interior
lights and fans. Linen, including a pillow and a bath towel are
provided along with catered evening meals.
Flight Travel day from Darwin to Alice Springs
Day 5 Today, skip the 1,500km of driving
which is about 24 hours by road, and fly from Alice Springs to Darwin
with Qantas airlines.
AUD $3070.00 per person
All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on
Option is not suitable for children under 8 years old
Levies included: National Park park fee.
© Katherine Gorge
Uluru Ayers Rock
© Uluru Ayers Rock
© Kata Tjuta - Olgas
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Day 1 Darwin, Litchfield and Mary River DEFAULT
PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell Street 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am
Leaving Darwin, we journey south to the beautiful Litchfield National
Park where we visit waterfalls that flow all year round. Litchfield
National Park is well deserving of all its hype and the perfect
place to soak up the tranquility of the tropics. We explore Florence
Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockholes. Enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll
through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's
picture perfect swimming holes. We finish the day in the spectacular
Mary River Wetlands where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife
to see. Keep a watch for lurking crocodiles on an afternoon wildlife
cruise. Enjoy an outback Aussie pub meal before climbing into your
bed for a well-earned rest at our Mary River region camping spot.
Day 2 Kakadu National Park Today we head to Kakadu
National Park where we discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr.
Here you guide will lead an interpretive cultural walk through the
different rock art galleries before we climb to the top of a rocky
lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Next we head
to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where a hike is rewarded with a reviving
swim in the in the beautiful clear plunge pools. Tonight we relax
poolside and enjoy a group dinner at the Bistro at our Jabiru campground.
Day 3 Kakadu to Katherine This morning you have
the option of a scenic flight over Kakadu (price from $150 pp) the
sheer size of Kakadu means the only way to truly appreciate it is
from the sky. The flight takes in views over the stunning Arnhem
Land escarpment, vast flood plains and billabongs and gives you
a true sense of the amazing diversity of the Kakadu ecosystems.
We then spend time exploring Kakadus other major Aboriginal rock
art site Nourlangie or Burrungi as it is known to its local traditional
owners. Here your guide will give you a snapshot of how the local
Aboriginal people have lived in an area with 20 000 years of documented
occupation which is reflected in some of the rock art. After lunch
we head south stopping to visit the historic gold-mining centre
of Pine Creek before travelling further on for a quick stop and
swim at Edith Falls before continuing on to Katherine and settling
in for the night at our private campsite on the doorstep of Nitmuluk
National Park. Fall asleep listening to the chatter of the outback
Day 4 Katherine Gorge to Darwin Depending on the
season, this morning well embark on a cruise along the inky waters
of Katherine Gorge or take the chance to head out by canoe between
red rock walls up to 70 m high (both activities are optional at
own expense). Formed by the Katherine River flowing from Arnhem
Land to the Timor Sea, this 23 million-year-old natural marvel is
one of the Top Ends true wonders. After lunch we experience a truly
authentic indigenous cultural experience. This interpretive display
will not only teach you about local indigenous culture but will
also provide hands on experiences including fire making, boomerang
and spear throwing and the chance to try painting your own indigenous
artwork to take home as a unique souvenir. We then hit the open
road and head back to Darwin to enjoy a night on the town toasting
your adventure with new friends. (BL)
Day 5 Flight Travel day from Darwin to Alice Springs
Today, skip the 1,500km of driving which is about 24 hours by road,
and fly from Darwin to Alice Springs with Qantas airlines. Qantas
was Australia's first commercial airline, and stands for "Queensland
and Northern Territory Ariel Services" and is now one of the worlds
best International airlines. We'll arrange your air tickets and
issue them a couple of weeks prior to your departure. When you are
in Darwin on night 4 of your trip, please call the transfer company
in Darwin and Alice Springs and confirm your flight time and they'll
advise what time you'll be picked up from your Darwin hotel, and
that somebody will be waiting to meet you in Alice Springs. Tonight,
youll be staying at the Alice Motor Inn. (no meals included)
Day 6 Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru PICK
UP: Alice Motor Inn at 06:00am From busy Alice Springs, set off
to experience the wonder of ancient Uluru. Our first stop is an
authentic outback camel farm and there is the option to go for a
short ride on one of these desert animals (at own expense). Continue
on to the permanent campsite at Yulara and enjoy a tasty lunch before
exploring the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Finally, as the sun begins
to disappear below the horizon, grab a glass of sparkling wine and
watch the rock's rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing
Red Centre sunset. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting
you back at camp our famous 1,000 star dinner. With the red earth
at your feet and an infinite sprawl of stars overhead, sit down
to a candlelit spread of locally sourced food and wines, and soak
up the vastness of outback skies during a hosted dinner youll never
Day 7 Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon An early start
is rewarded with a beautiful Uluru sunrise. While the mornings
fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. You will
then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people on
a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter)^
It is a unique opportunity to share experiences and to connect with
and learn about the oldest culture on earth. Afterwards, you will
have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the
Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive campsite within
the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the
Day 8 Kings Canyon Theres a lot to explore at
Kings Canyon as we check out the Amphitheatre, Lost City, the lush
and ancient Garden of Eden and the sheer outcrops of the North and
South walls. After lunch, we head back to Alice Springs where we
settle in for the evening at our hotel. You may like to enjoy dinner
in Alice Springs with your group tonight (own expense). Accommodation
tonight is at Alice Lodge Backpackers for those booked on the Basix
Level, or the Alice Motor Inn in Alice Springs for those who have
booked Original. (BL)
Day 9 Alice Springs to Western MacDonnell National
Park Pick up from Alice Lodge 7:00am The Red Centres best kept
secret, the Western MacDonnell Ranges will leave you awed at unsuspecting
beauty that this part of the country holds. Leave Alice Springs
this morning and journey through Ormiston Gorge, witnessing contrasting
colours as the light reflects off the cliffs. Keep your eyes peeled
for wallabies and other wildlife. Move on to Ellery Creek to enjoy
panoramic views of the area, perhaps taking a dip in its still waters.
After lunch, visit the world famous Simpsons Gap, an important site
to the local Aboriginal communities. Head to the Western MacDonnell
Ranges and watch the colour of the peaks transform under the setting
sun. To finish off your outback experience, what better cherry on
top than enjoying the breathtaking colours of the Western Macdonnell
Ranges transform under the setting sun on an optional hour-long
sunset camel ride (own expense). (L)
TOP END SHOULDER SEASON ITINERARY
(may apply in the months of April/May and Sep/Oct)*
Day 1 Florence Falls | Wangi Falls | Bluey Rockholes | Wildlife
Cruise |Overnight camp in Mary River Region. (LD)
Day 2 Ubirr or Nouralangie |Gubara pools| Nawurlandja lookout
| Bowali Visitors Centre | Camp in Jabiru (BLD)
Day 3 Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight | Edith Falls | Overnight camp
at Katherine (BLD)
Day 4 Katherine Gorge (optional activities subject to seasonal
conditions) | Return to Darwin (BL)
* Should any of the attractions on days 1-3 of the standard itinerary
not be open as a result of National Park decisions surrounding accessibility
and safety, the above listed activities will be substituted. The
standard attractions will be visited immediately as they begin to
open. The opening and closing of dry season activities varies
from year to year.
This trip is Original level. Original accommodation
consists of permanent twin share tents with furnishings, and twin
share motel rooms. Camping consists of twin share permanent tents
equipped with proper beds, linen, pillows and towels. Passengers
will be paired with a traveller of the same gender, a single supplement
is available at Original level, excluding the Top End due to capacity
restrictions Please ensure you have selected your desired camping
Night 1: Mary River - Tents with
Night 2: Jabiru - Tents
Night 3: Katherine - Tents
Night 4: Darwin - Value Inn Motel
Night 5: Alice Springs
- Alice Motor Inn
Night 6: Yulara - Tents with furnishings
Night 7: Kings Canyon -
Tents with furnishings
Night 8: Alice Springs
- Alice Motor Inn
Please see the vehicle symbol on your chosen tour
page to determine what vehicle you are likely to be travelling in.
Our vehicle types include 24 seater 'All Terain' vehicles without
'no' toilet on board or a minibus. Please note that vehicle types
are an indication only and some tours may use a combination of vehicles
types. Vehicle types are subject to change at any time, and tour
partner vehicle types may vary from what is displayed.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of
fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places
of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking
and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, swimming gear, hat
and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water
bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping
bag (can be purchased at time of booking).
Experienced guide, national park entry, meals as indicated,
accommodation transfers, Aboriginal cultural experience, wildlife
cruise, and camping fees/equipment for 5 nights in permanent campsites,
3 nights twin share motel.
^^ Please note pick up times from
Ayers Rock Resort vary at different times of the year due to daylight
savings and flight time changes. Please contact our Reservations
team for further information. The free Yulara Airport Shuttle is
available from the airport to the Desert Gardens Hotel. No bookings
are required, just look for the shuttle out the front of the airport
once luggage has been collected. Lunch is not included on Day 1
for those starting from Yulara.
^^Itineraries may vary and/or
attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions,
weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Note that the opening dates of waterfalls (including Jim Jim Falls)
and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis in
the wet and shoulder seasons. Visit this website to see live updates
on which areas of the park will be open: http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/
or contact our Reservations team. Due to National Park rules and
road laws, we cannot guarantee the opening of Jim Jim Falls and
other attractions at any time. Alternative activities will be substituted
at the tour guides discretion, dependent on local conditions. Day
2 and 3 of this itinerary are subject to change order without notice.
See terms and conditions of travel for full details.
Sunset camel ride on day 9 is
at own expense, $60 for adults and $20 for children 14 and under.
Your Leader will explain the optional activity in the morning and
book for those who wish to participate. This activity can also be
pre-booked through our Reservations team. Those passengers doing
the sunset camel ride will be dropped back to Alice Springs accommodation
by staff at Pyndan Camel Tracks shortly after the sunset ride concludes.
Children aged 8-12 are eligible
for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of
This trip is made of two separate
tours, so you may be traveling with a different guide and passengers
on each leg.
A STRICT luggage limit of 10kg in a soft bag applies. Excess should
remain in storage at your (section - Darwin or section Alice Springs)
It is likely
that you will experience temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius.
Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these
times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can
also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles
which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist
with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated.
Please come prepared for all extremes.
Travel Insurance is compulsory
for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to
your tour guide before departure.
The default pick up point is where
we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent
requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team
for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with
your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not
take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised
of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to
departure to confirm pick-up location and time.by phone direct with
the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).
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Special Dietary requirements and allergies
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST
ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at
the time of booking.
Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special
requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have
not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for
any additional food yourself.
Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.
We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples
if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
No Dairy (soy milk provided)
Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet
and savoury biscuits provided)
*Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced
produce is not able to be catered for.
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