Start in Darwin
Travel straight down the middle of Australia with our amazing package tour and see incredible sights such as Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Coober Pedy and so much more!
The great Australian Outback awaits you on this incredible budget tour from Darwin to Adelaide. Swim in incredible waterfalls and learn about Aboriginal culture in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Visit the Red Centre and see sunset and sunrise at Uluru. See the bizarre and unique mining town of Coober Pedy where everyone lives underground. This tour covers all of these and much more!
This tour is a combination of three separate tours with overnight accommodation included between them - please note that guides and other travelers may change on each tour.
This Incredible Package Includes:
Arrive in Darwin at any time and check into your central hostel.
Your Top End adventure begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our exclusive two hour cruise where the local wallaby population greets us on arrival. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite at Cooinda for dinner and our overnight stay. (Lunch, Dinner)
Our journey is towards the southern end of Kakadu where we spend the whole morning at Gunlom Falls*. There’s a large plunge pool at the base of the waterfall to enjoy, however the climb to the top of the falls is a must! Relax in a natural infinity pool with a postcard backdrop of the Arnhem Land escarpment, take a dip in the sandy middle pool and swim under a waterfall in the rear pool. So many choices. Crocodile Dundee loved this magical place and you will too! After lunch and a final swim in the lower plunge pool we exit the national park and travel via Batchelor to our overnight campsite near Litchfield National Park. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin where you will check back into your dorm accommodation. (Breakfast, Lunch)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00 am when 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). It’s a little further on to our overnight camp near Mataranka. (Lunch, Dinner)
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs where art galleries and pioneering history abounds. On arrival in Alice Springs, you will check into a great hostel for 2 nights. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Free day to relax and explore Alice Springs. (Breakfast)
Accommodation upgrades are available: singles, twins or doubles
Sleeping bags are not included for the Camping nights. Although you can hire them, we recommend you buy your own in advance as it works out cheaper over the multiple tours.
Some meals are not included.