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3 Days

Alice Springs to Darwin Cicada Dreaming Safari - Wayoutback


  • 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, 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

Pickups / Departures

 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

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach.
  • 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.
  • Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground. Customers need to prepare for hot to very hot temperatures in summer and temperatures sometimes below zero of a night time in winter.
  • *Sleeping bag hire is required and is a $20 local payment for travel before March 31, 2016 and a $30 local payment for travel from April 1, 2016. Sleeping bag hire must be pre-booked. Single travellers will share a tent with another pax of the same gender.

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Alice Springs To Darwin Cicada Dreaming Safari - Wayoutback