Alice Springs to Kakadu

For travellers looking to discover Australia's wild and rugged heart, few trips compare to this six-day adventure through some of nature's scenic best. From parched red landscapes bathed in the light of the setting sun, to secret waterfalls, towering gorges, bubbling hot springs, giant termite mounts (yep), croc cruises, sleeping under the star-filled Australian sky, and everything in between, this is an exploration of nature Down Under every real traveller has to experience. So suit up, hop in, and hold on for a week you'll remember forever.


Duration: 6 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 158415
Starts: Alice Springs, Australia Finishes: Darwin, Australia
You will visit
  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin



Day 1: Alice Springs

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and explore.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Alice Springs/Daly Waters (1L)

Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel north via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to Aboriginals. Finish the day at Daly Waters and grab a drink at the local Outback pub teeming with character.

Additional Notes:
We spend approx 12 hours on the road today, stopping off in Daly Waters for the night. Make sure to grab a drink or two at the famous local pub in this small Outback town.

Private Vehicle (12.00 hour(s), 920km)


Day 3: Daly Waters/Katherine (1B, 1D)

Continue north, stopping for a visit at the Mataranka Hot Springs before setting up camp in Katherine. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a flat-bottomed boat or helicopter flight over the gorge.

Additional Notes:
Availability of optional activities may change depending on the season.

Included Activities:
Mataranka Hot Springs Visit

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)


Day 4: Katherine/Kakadu National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue travelling north, stopping at Edith Falls. Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included Activities:
Gunlom Falls Visit

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)


Day 5: Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park (1B, 1L)

Continue exploring Kakadu NP, stopping off at sacred rock art galleries. Head towards Litchfield National Park, stopping to spot crocs on a boat cruise.

Additional Notes:
We overnight just outside of Kakadu NP. Depending on weather, sleep in a swag under the stars or a hut if raining.

Included Activities:
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Bowali Visitor Centre Visit
Ubirr Rock Art
Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise

Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 200km)


Day 6: Litchfield National Park/Darwin (1B, 1L)

Guided tour in Litchfield National Park to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive magnetic termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening.

Included Activities:
Litchfield National Park Visit
Departure Day (Activities)

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 350km)

    • Hot springs visit
    • Crocodile-spotting boat cruise
    • Aboriginal art and craft centre visit
    • Exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), swag camping (3 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Private bus, 4x4, boat
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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