- Spend the afternoon exploring the picturesque Katherine Gorge
- Relax with a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools
- Quench your thirst with a cold beer at the iconic Daly Waters Pub,
- Admire the gigantic 'Devils Marbles' granite boulders
- Professional guide
- Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus vehicle (24 pax maximum)
- All meals (as listed on itineraries)
- Camping equipment*
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Day 1 (Lunch and Dinner included)
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) before retiring tour campsite nearby.
Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
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.
Day 3 (Breakfast and Lunch included)
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 lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.
*Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Departs: Darwin accommodation Saturday (plus Tuesday April to October) from 06.00am
Finishes: Alice Springs at approximately 5.30pm Day 3
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you), water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, towel, swimwear, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for three days.
*Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment - bookings required
Note: Luggage limit is 23kg per person + a small carry-on day pack. Please no hard-shell or plastic suitcases. Please pack the items you will need for the trip in the day pack to avoid having to access your main bag frequently.