11 Day Darwin to Uluru Tour - Wayoutback

Visit all of the icons between Darwin and Uluru - Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherine, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon on this epic 11 day NT adventure!

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$1,475 + $50 levy

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Highlights:

  • Journey through the territory in an air-conditioned 4WD and mini-bus
  • Take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and cool off in Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls
  • Be awed by the natural beauty of Kakadu and Litchfield National Park
  • Spot crocodiles and other wildlife on an award-winning Yellow Waters cruise 
  • Explore the red centre township of Alice Springs

Inclusions: 

  • Professional guide
  • Air conditioning Minibus or 4WD truck 
  • 7 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 6 dinners 
  • Camping equipment*
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park 

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Top End adventure begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for the mighty crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. 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 for dinner and our overnight stay. 

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2: Kakadu to Litchfield National Park

This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park. Afterwards we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders lead us to Jim Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150 metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where we will stop along the way at our private campsite. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal with your fellow adventurers.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Litchfield National Park to Darwin

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.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 4: Begin journey to Alice Springs 

 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, paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water or a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge System (all optional and at additional cost) before journeying to our nearby campsite.

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Journey to Banka Cattle Station 

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 Cattle Station where we camp for the night.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Arrive at 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 (only 20% of the Northern Territory lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs. Two night’s dorm or Budget ensuite Twin/Single accommodation in Alice Springs is included. 

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7: Explore Alice Springs 

A day at leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Dorm or Budget ensuite Twin/Single accommodation in Alice Springs is included.

Meal(s) included: None

 

Day 8: Alice Springs to Uluru

It’s an early rise this morning where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop one of the regions earliest forms of transport. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever-changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow.

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Uluru to Kings Creek Station

Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an Aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night. Our campsite really is ‘wayoutback’, set in a private location on this working cattle station.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs

This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon. 
You won’t need your swag tonight, as your hostel accommodation is included (dormitory/twin or double room) along with dinner for our last night together. Later, you’ll have the chance to wash your dusty clothes before experiencing the nightlife of this charming outback town.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 11: Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Airport 

Today we have an early start. Following breakfast, we leave Alice Springs and begin our journey to Ayers Rock. With a short stop along the way, we will get you and your baggage to Ayers Rock Airport or resort before saying farewell to this magical destination.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Departs                                              
Darwin at 7am 

Wednesday (plus Saturday April to October) includes 1 night Darwin / 2 nights Alice Springs between safaris
Tuesday (plus Friday April to October) includes 2 nights Darwin / 1 night Alice Springs between safaris

Finishes                                            
Ayers Rock Airport at 11:15am 

Departure Day(s)
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

Customers are required to pay their National Park Fee via credit card when reconfirming their tour. 
Travel from April 1 to 31 October - $65 per person
Travel from 1 November to March 31 - $50 per person
Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price.

Boat cruise or canoe at Katherine Gorge is an optional activity and not included in price. Camel ride is optional and at own expense.

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