3 Day Darwin to Alice or Alice to Darwin from $475
There is a lot to see between Darwin and Alice Springs and this 3 day adventure offers a value for money experience. You will have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub (home of Australia’s first international airport!) and explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles.
Trip length: 3 Days
Group size: 24
Start: Darwin (Apr- Oct) Tue, Sat (Nov – Mar) Sat OR Start Alice: (Apr- Oct) Tue, Sat (Nov – Mar) Tue
End: Alice Springs/ Darwin
Vehicle: Air Conditioned Coaster bus
Day 1 – Darwin – Katherine Gorge
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). It’s a little further on to our overnight camp near Mataranka. (BL)
Day 2 – Katherine Gorge- Tennant Creek
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. (BLD)
Day 3 – Tennant Creek- 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 before arriving into Alice Springs. (BL)
We Provide: All Meals as indicated, Expierenced Guide and Air Conditioned Transport, camping equipment and accommodation pickup.
You Bring: Hat, Towel, Swimwear, change of clothes, warm clothing in winter (May - Sep), comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, camera, sleeping bag (can hire for $30). Money for cruise or canoe on Katherine Gorge.
Luggage limit is 20kg applies in a soft bag or backpack. Passengers are allowed to bring alcohol as long as there is no glass.
It is your responsibility to advise if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.