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Duration Three days
Operates Tuesday, Saturdays (May - Oct )
Saturdays (Nov - March )
Destinations Alice Springs, Darwin, Devils Marbles, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk N P), Katherine, Mataranka, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge), Tennant Creek
Departs from Darwin
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick up from selected Darwin hostels/hotels from 6am
Departure Time 6.00AM (Darwin)
Returns/Ends At Approx 5.30pm (Alice Springs)
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 Darwin and Alice Springs and this Wayoutback 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.
3 DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner)
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.
• Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park • Mataranka Thermal Pools
Day 2 - (Breakfast, 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.
• Mataranka Thermal Pools • Daly Waters Pub • Banka Banka Cattle Station
Day 3 - (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
• Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) • Tropic of Capricorn
Inclusions Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, pillow, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Exclusions Breakfast day 1 and dinner day 3.
National Park entry fees
Note Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
Please call our Reservations Team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
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 & 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 & that they understand that Wayoutback will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, delay, accident or injury sustained whilst on tour with us.
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 Children 5 - 15 years (not suitable for children under 5 years
Childrens Rate $0.00
Read reviews of 3 day Cicada Dreaming Darwin to Alice Springs Safari (WDA04) from other travellers:
Fantastic information and social activities made a long drive super
Would recommend to anyone doing the Darwin Alice run
Reviewed by: greg, June 2013
3 day Cicada Dreaming Darwin to Alice Springs Safari (WDA04)
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