Destinations Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk N P), Katherine, Mataranka
Departs from Alice Springs
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick up from your accommodation
Departure Time 06.00 AM (Alice Springs)
Returns/Ends At 5.30PM (Darwin)
Suitable for Those wanting a genuine outdoor adventure with a reasonable amount of walking, swimming and hiking.
Itinerary There is a lot to see between Alice Springs and Darwin and this Wayoutback 3 day adventure offers a value for money experience. You will explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub (home of Australia’s first international airport!), soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge.
3 DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner)
You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins. Just north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn (80% of the Northern Territory lays north of this point). 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. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.
• Tropic of Capricorn • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) •Banka Banka Cattle Station
Day 2 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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’! Later in the day you can take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees and nearby where we camp overnight.
• Daly Waters Pub • Mataranka Thermal Pools
Day 3 - (Breakfast, Lunch)
Your guide will wake you early this morning for the short drive to the 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). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin.
**Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Inclusions Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all sightseeing and meals as indicated on itinerary, camping equipment and fees, pillow, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
Exclusions Sleeping bag hire (if applicable)
Note Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg).
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers. This clause is included as a duty of care to protect our travellers and all levels of the travel distribution chain, but excludes those nationals of countries where local law prohibits a compulsory service that is not included in the tour price. Whilst Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for these nationals, we will not apply these booking conditions where law prohibits it. However, all travellers will be expected to sign a waiver before commencing their tour acknowledging that they are aware of the increased risks associated with Adventure Travel and that they understand that Wayoutback will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, delay, accident or injury sustained whilst on tour with us.
Please call our Reservations Team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
Fitness Level Our safaris are true outback camping adventures that include walking, hiking and swimming as we explore the wonders of Central Australia. We walk an average of about 2-3km each day so a reasonable level of fitness is required, particularly in the summer months with high temperature levels. Be aware that it is adventure camping rather than soft camping so good health is important.
What To Bring Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $30), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.
Child Policies We do not take children under 5 years of age.
Children rate for those 5-15 years.
Childrens Rate $0.00
Read reviews of 3 day Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs to Darwin Safari (WAD04) from other travellers:
If you're looking to do more than just travel from A to B, this is definitely the way to go.
Thanks again to Andy, who we feel, gave us our own individual experience.
Reviewed by: Justine, July 2013
3 day Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs to Darwin Safari (WAD04)
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