7 Day Outback to the Top
Alice Springs or Yulara (Ayers Rock) to Darwin
Art Jim Jim Falls Kakadu Cultural Experience Kakadu National
Park Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Litchfield National Park Top End
Cultural Experience Uluru (Ayers Rock) Uluru Cultural Experience
Wildlife boat trip
About this Outback to the Top End tour:
Embark on a Northern Territory adventure, from Alice Springs to
Darwin, visiting the regions biggest and best icons. 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 no frills experience.
Camping is basic tents and you will require a sleeping bag, accommodation
in Alice Springs and Darwin are multishare dorms rooms?
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
POBOC Alice Springs to Darwin
POBOCY Yulara (Ayers Rock) to Darwin
POBOC: Select Alice Springs accommodation from 5:45am
POBOCY: Ayers Rock Resort 1:45pm^^ from Desert Gardens Hotel
Default pick up:
POBOC: Alice Lodge Backpackers at 6.00am
POBOCY: Ayers Rock Resort 1:45pm^ from Desert Gardens Hote
01APR16 - 30JUN2016 & 01OCT16-31OCT16: Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat"
01JUL16 - 30SEP16: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
Day 4 Flight Travel day from Alice Springs to Darwin
Darwin accommodation early evening day 7
The camping style of this trip is designed for those
wanting a no frills experience. Camping is basic tents and you
will require a sleeping bag, accommodation in Alice Springs and
Darwin are multishare dorms rooms.
Basix accommodation consists
of simple permanent twin share tents with single sleeping platforms.
Each sleeping platform has a rubber sleeping mat, we also have swags
(Aussie bed rolls) available at our Red Centre campsites
(Not Top End) if you would like to experience sleeping in a swag.
You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one
from us. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish.
AUD $2190.00 per person (adult)
Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $45
All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on
Basix Option is not suitable for children under 18
Levies included: National Park park fee.
© Katherine Gorge
Uluru Ayers Rock
© Uluru Ayers Rock
© Kata Tjuta - Olgas
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Day 1 Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Alice Springs): Alice Lodge Backpackers at
DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Ayers Rock): Desert Gardens Hotel, 1:45pm^^
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 forget. (LD)
Day 2 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 night. (BLD)
Day 3 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. (BL)
Day 4 Flight Travel day from Alice Springs to
Today, skip the 1,500km of driving which is about 24 hours by road,
and fly from Alice Springs to Darwin 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 Alice Springs on night 3 of your trip, please call the transfer
company in Alice Springs and Darwin to confirm your flight time
and they'll advise what time you'll be picked up from your Alice
Springs hotel, and that somebody will be waiting to meet you in
Darwin. Tonight, youll be staying at the Melaleuca on Mitchell
in Darwin. (no meals included)
Day 5 Darwin to Mary River
DEFAULT PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am
Welcome to Darwin, where your adventure begins. Leaving Darwin,
travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique Welcome
to Country by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna
people. Learn about their culture and enjoy bush tucker talks, didgeridoo
demonstrations and basket weaving. Next stop is the Mary River wetlands
system, which is home to the highest concentration of saltwater
crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get close (but not too close)
to the salties and other wild creatures on a unique billabong
cruise. In the afternoon, head to World-Heritage listed Kakadu National
Park. Your first stop here is Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where a hike
is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools. Spend the
night at a permanent campsite at Kakadu. (LD)
Day 6 Mary River to Kakadu
Today is a long day of driving. Get ready for some 4WD action as
you make your way to Jim Jim Falls, the crown of Kakadu.
Once there, take in stunning views of this natural wonder and enjoy
some time for a swim or a rest on the sandy beach. After lunch,
discover the ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Your guide will
lead an interpretive cultural walk through the different rock art
galleries, before you climb to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous
views over the Nardab floodplain. Tonight, camp in twin-share permanent
tents in the Mary River region. (BLD)
Day 7 Kakadu to Darwin
Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park
is well deserving of all its hype. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect
way to complete this trip. Today visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls
and the Buley Rockholes. After a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy
rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picturesque
swimming holes. As with all good things, this Top End adventure
must come to an end. Hit the road and head back to Darwin. After
you've arrived, you might like to head out for a night on the town
with your new friends. Total driving time today is around four hours.
(BL) Note: Should any of the attractions of the standard itinerary
not be open as a result of National Park decisions surrounding accessibility
and safety, the activities will be substituted. The standard attractions
will be visited immediately as they begin to reopen. The opening
and closing of dry season activities varies from year to year.
TOP END TROPICAL SUMMER ITINERARY
(may apply in shoulder months; May, October)
Day 1 Wildlife Cruise | Mamukala | Ubirr or
Nouralangie |Overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)
Day 2 Gubara Pools |
Nawurlandja lookout | Bowali Visitors Centre | Camp in Mary River
Day 3 Florence Falls
| Bluey Rockholes | Wangi Falls | Return to Darwin (BL)
The camping style of this trip is designed
for those wanting a no frills experience. Camping is basic tents
and you will require a sleeping bag, accommodation in Alice Springs
and Darwin are multishare dorms rooms.
Swags are available at
our Red Centre campsites so passengers will be able to swag if they
Our four 15 seat and one 17 seat, 4 litre Intercooled Turbo Mitsubishi
Canters are purpose built with a pod that carries 12 and 14 passengers
respectively with the driver and 2 passengers seated in the cab
(without toilet on board). They are fully air conditioned with reclining
seats, footrests, luggage storage area and kitchen space complete
with a 100 litre fridge. They can carry 210 litres of fuel, 120
litres of water and come with window tinting, bull bars, spot lights
and are built for the bush!
Our range of buses (21-28 seat). They are fully air conditioned
seats without toilet on board
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 4 nights in permanent campsites,
2 nights multishare mixed gender dormshare.
The camping style of this
trip is designed for those wanting a no frills experience. Camping
is basic tents and you will require a sleeping bag, accommodation
in Alice Springs and Darwin are multishare dorms rooms.
Basix accommodation consists of simple basic
tents. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase
one from us. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. Accommodation
in Alice Springs and Darwin is in mixed gender multishare accommodation.
Private rooms and single supplements are not available on this trip.
Please ensure you have selected your desired camping style correctly.
Night 1: Yulara - Simple permanent
Night 2: Kings Canyon - Simple permanent tents
Night 3: Alice Springs - Alice Lodge
Night 4: Darwin - Melaleuca on Mitchell
Night 5: Kakadu simple permanent tents
Night 6: Mary River - simple permanent
^^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.
Due to nights spent in multishare
mixed-gender accommodation, the minimum age for this trip is 18
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 Darwin
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
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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Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading
brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global
product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands
joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian
product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the
Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made
trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas
through the Intrepid brand.
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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