Alice Springs to Darwin Tours
There is a lot to see between Alice Springs and Darwin on this Wayoutback 3 day adventure. Explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and explore the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge.
Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner)
You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then your 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 is the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Your day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where you camp in tents and swags 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 (not available all year due to seasonal conditions) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin and arrive in the early evening.
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
Valid 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Departs Alice Springs accommodation Tuesdays (plus Saturday April to October) from 06.00am
Finishes Darwin at approximately 5.30pm Day 3
Passenger Numbers Maximum 24
Katherine Gorge Cruise and Canoe excursions are optional and at additional expense