From the Red Centre to the tropical Top End, this is a classic Aussie adventure.
Meet two very different faces of Australia – the vast, dust-cloaked expanses of the Red Centre and lush wetlands of the Top End – on a one-week journey up through the guts of the Northern Territory. Kicking off the journey in Alice Springs, tread a trail between the striped rock domes of Kata Tjuta (finishing off with a 1,000 Star Dinner), catch an Uluru sunrise and enter a Garden of Eden in Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park). Then fly north to Darwin and enjoy three days exploring the waterfalls of Kakadu, monsoon rainforests of Litchfield and wildlife-rich Mary River Wetlands.
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- Alice Springs, Australia
- Darwin, Australia
- Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback, East Coast, Kakadu
- Explorer, Indigenous Culture, Overland, Wildlife
- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 24
Why we love this trip
Get back to basics with this classic nine day overland adventure. Camp in premenant campsites with furnishings including proper beds, cooling fans and electricity.
Fly from Alice Springs to Darwin instead of 24 hours on a bus
Enjoy twin share motel accommodation in Alice Springs and Darwin
Enjoy fully catered evening meals during your 3 nights in Kakadu, Litchfield, and Katherine
Enjoy our exclusive Australian Native Foods menu throughout the trip. Created in conjunction with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke, you will be treated to a plethora of native dishes incorporating ingredients such as kangaroo, emu, lemon myrtle, desert lime, wattle seed and more
See the highlights and national parks of Australia's Northern Territory in rugged, authentic style
Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky
Get up early and see the sun rise over Uluru
Learn about the ancient culture and traditions of the Limilngan-Wulna people as they invite you into their community with a traditional 'Welcome to Country'
The Mary River Wetlands feature a wealth of wildlife, including the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get up close to the snappy beasts on a billabong cruise
Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park and an optional flight over the escarpment
Is this trip right for you?
This is a an Original style trip, covering the highlights of Australia's Northern Territory at a slightly slower pace
You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While tents are comfortable facilities can be basic, this is all part of the adventure. You'll also need to pitch in with preparing breakfast and lunch meals. This is part of the experience of travelling in a group.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
Temperatures in the Top End be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
Meals6 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
TransportAll Terrain vehicle
AccommodationMotel (2 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (6 nights)
- Uluru sunset drinks
- 1000 Star Dinner
- Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
- Uluru Cultural Centre
- Mala cultural interpretative walk
- Uluru Base Walk
- Kings Canyon Rim Walk
- Western MacDonnell Ranges
- Litchfield National Park
- Mary River cruise
- Kakadu National Park Fee
- Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
- Ubirr Rock
- Top Didj Indigenous Experience
Dates & availability
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Northern Territory Encompassed Northbound trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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1. Tour commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6am and finishes in Darwin day 9 at approx 6pm
2.You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on day 1; please see tour code POONCY.
3. Trip also runs in reverse; see tour code PKOSC