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7 day Darwin to Alice Springs - Kakadu & Arnhem Land to Uluru

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Alice to Darwin - Qantas was Australia's first commercial airline, and stands for 'Queensland and Northern Territory Ariel Services' and is now one of the worlds best International airlines. The plane you will be one won't have such colourful design - sorry. Qantas plane - Commemorative flight exterior design.

About this tour: 7 day Darwin to Alice Springs - Kakadu & Arnhem Land to Uluru - Travel through Australia's tropical Top End and dusty Red Centre

Travel through Australia's tropical Top End and dusty Red Centre Embark on a Northern Territory adventure, from Darwin to Alice Springs, taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards along the way. Head out croc spotting in the Mary River Wetlands and get a taste of the tropics in Kakadu National Park. Enjoy exclusive access to Arnhem Land. Witness Uluru during a stunning sunrise, wander through the majestic canyons of Kata Tjuta and admire the views from Kings Canyon. A region of exceptional landscapes and intriguing cultural attractions, this tail-to-top adventure of the Territory is a trip that will leave you with a profound appreciation of Australia's raw and rugged natural beauty.

Map - Darwin to Alice Springs (Western MacDonnells not inculded)

Tour Name: 7 day Darwin to Alice Springs - Kakadu & Arnhem Land to Uluru

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Trip Code:
POOKC

Trip Style:
Original

Trip Theme:
Explorer, Indigenous Culture, Overland

Tour Departs From:
Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am
Default pick up: 06:50am The Youth Shack Darwin (69 Mitchell Street)

Tour Departs:
01APR18-31MAY18: Wed Fri Sun
01JUN18-31AUG18: Mon Wed Fri Sun
01SEP18-31OCT18: Wed Fri Sun

Tour Finishes:
Alice Springs accommodation early evening day 7

Max People:
Group size: Min 1, Max 24

Age:
Ages Min 8

Accommodation:
Original level: Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights) Hostel multishare (2 nights)

Prices:
AUD $2680 per person
All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
Levies included: National Park park fee.
Children aged 8 and over

 

Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk)optional cruise

Why we love this trip
Why we love this trip
Fly with Qantas airways between Darwin and Alice Springs, skip the 24 hours sitting in a bus on a straight road
Get back to basics with this classic three-day overland adventure. See the highlights and national parks of Australia's Top End in rugged, authentic style
Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park. Get adventurous on a 4WD tour to the spectacular Jim Jim Falls and see the ancient Aboriginal rock art of Ubirr
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'
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
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
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

Is this trip right for you?
This is a basic trip, covering the highlights of Australia's Top End and Red Centre in a short amount of time.
You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While conditions can be basic and facilities are minimal, this is all part of the adventure. You'll also need to pitch in with preparing meals and cleaning. 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.

Florence Falls Litchfield

ITINERARY

Day 1: Darwin to Mary River, via Litchfield National Park
Welcome to Darwin, capital of Australias Northern Territory. After meeting with your group, depart en route to explore Litchfield National Park to get a proper glimpse into the rugged landscapes of the Top End. Visit Florence falls, Buely Rock Hole, Wangi Falls and the Termite Mounds before departing in the afternoon to the Mary River campsite. From watery gorges to dry, monolithic termite mounds, Litchfields landscapes are astounding. The region is characterised by rich reddish-brown soil and cliff faces, which create a contrast next to the rough green leaves of the gumtrees above. Swimming under the cascading waterfalls and relaxing in waterholes is a favourite pastime for visitors and locals alike theyre a fantastic place to hide away from the heat.

Included Activities Litchfield National Park Florence Falls Buley Rockholes Wangi Falls

Meals Included Lunch Dinner

billabong

Day 2: Arnhem Land Exclusive Access
Next stop, head to the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience a cruise through Guluyumbi along the East Alligator River. Travelling with a Binninj guide, understand more about the cultural importance of the East Alligator River to the regions traditional custodians while hearing tales of the dreamtime the religious-cultural concept crucial to the Aboriginal understanding of the world. Once the cruise wraps up, jump in a vehicle and cross straight into Arnhem Land for an unforgettable afternoon of exploration. Begin at the Injalak Arts Centre to discover incredible examples of indigenous art, witnessing traditional paintings, bark art, basket weaving and screen-printing being created during a walk with an Indigenous guide the option to purchase a piece to take home with you is also available once the walk comes to a close. After visiting the arts centre, unveil more indigenous art at two exclusive sites. The first site, Mawurndaddja, is a spectacular series of galleries with art thought to be over 18,000 year old your guide will explain the importance of this art and the methods used to perform this expressionism as you wander through the site. Keep an eye peeled to find ochre and ancient spear tips lying on the ground, offering a glimpse into the history of an age long past. Spend the afternoon exploring this historic site, breaking time up with a few snacks and drinks along the way. Following this, head to Kakadu for an overnight stay.

Included Activities Inuluk Arts Centre Mawurndaddja art site Guluyumbi Indigenous Cruise

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Gunlom Falls in photo - Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls (seasonal choice)

Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Nitmiluk National Park
After breakfast, head to either Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) or Gunlom Falls and cool off with a dip in the plunge pools. Visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek and head further south after lunch. Journey for around three hours in a private vehicle to your campsite on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. Once comfortable, have dinner with the group before relaxing in your tent for the night.

Note: Total driving time today is around five-and-a-half hours. Total walking time is approximately an hour-and-a-half.

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) Gunlom Falls Yellow Waters Cruise

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Flight Travel Day
Today take a flight from Darwin to Alice Springs with Qantas. Your transfers and accommodation are included today however meals are at your own expense.

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Airport Transfers

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Alice Springs to Uluru
Starting in Alice Springs, set off to experience a working camel farm, perhaps even enjoying a ride. Make our way to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Domes of Kata Tjuta. We then head to Australia's most iconic landmark - Uluru (Ayres Rock). As the sun begins to set below the horizon, take a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a famous 1,000 star dinner. With the red earth at your feet and an infinite sprawl of stars overhead, sit down to a candlelit spread of locally sourced food and wines.

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance 1000 Star Dinner Uluru sunset drinks

Meals Included Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Aboriginal people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal guide. It's also a unique opportunity to share experiences, and to connect with and learn about the oldest culture on Earth. Once youve had lunch, perhaps purchase some indigenous art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.)

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Uluru Cultural Centre Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Kings Canyon Rim Walk
After breakfast, get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. Youll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon, as you trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, before you make your way back to Alice Springs. On arrival, you're free to leave and carry on your travels.

Included Activities Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch

stormy  sunset uluru

What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent/net, camera and batteries or charger.

What's Included in tour:
Meals 5 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport All Terrain vehicle, Private vehicle
Accommodation Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights) Hostel multishare (2 nights)

Activities:
Litchfield National Park Florence Falls Buley Rockholes Wangi Falls Inuluk Arts Centre Mawurndaddja art site Guluyumbi Indigenous Cruise Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) Gunlom Falls Yellow Waters Cruise Airport Transfers Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance 1000 Star Dinner Uluru sunset drinks Uluru Cultural Centre Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience Kings Canyon Rim Walk


Uluru


Kata Tjuta


Ayers Rock from a distance

Mary River Wildlife Cruise



Litchfield


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Kings canyon rim walk

Important notes
1. . Tour commences in Darwin on day 1 at 6am and finishes in Alice Springs day 7 at approx 6pm.

2. This trip also runs in reverse; see code POOUC

3. This trip requires a sleeping bag

Accommodation
ACCOMMODATION POOKC
This trip is Original level.
Original accommodation consists of permanent twin share tents with furnishings, and twin share motel rooms.
Camping consists of twin share permanent tents equipped with proper beds, linen, pillows and towels.
Passengers will be paired with a traveller of the same gender.
Night 1: Mary River - Tents with furnishings
Night 2: Jabiru - Tents with furnishings
Night 3: Darwin - Cavenagh Motel
Night 4: Alice Springs - Aurora Alice Springs
Night 5: Yulara - Tents with furnishings
Night 6: Kings Canyon - Tents with furnishings
FINISH TIMES: Our trips generally finish early evening. We recommend booking one night post accommodation in your end city and planning onward travel for the following day.
We cannot accept responsibility for missed onward travel if we are delayed for some reason on the last day of travel.
PARTICIPATORY CAMPING: Although evening meals are catered whilst camping, to participate in this trip you must be prepared to assist with preparing meals, cleaning dishes, and collecting firewood in all conditions.

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Note that the opening dates of waterfalls and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis in the wet and shoulder seasons. Visit this website to see live updates on which areas of the park will be open: http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/ or contact our Reservations team. Due to National Park rules and road laws, we cannot guarantee the opening attractions at any time. Alternative activities will be substituted at the tour guides' discretion, dependent on local conditions.

^ Adventure Tours /Intrepid guide will lead the cultural walk.

The Valley of the Winds walk is quite often it is closed due to weather etc. There is another option other than the Walpa gorge walk to do half the Valley of the Winds which still gets to the good viewing point without doing the full walk which is often in the direct sun. (Agent note only-RH)

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Children
Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:


All terrain tour bus vehicle

Luggage:
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

Fitness Level: 3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.

 

Kings Canyon

The Tour Difference

Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

 

www.Australia4tours.com, based in Darwin, Northern Territory and is proudly Australian owned and one of the oldest specialist travel specialists in Northern Territory which is Australian licensed and locally operated by Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals Group - Australia is one of the Northern Territory's leading small group safari, sightseeing, charter, tour and selfdrive specialists' it is a Darwin Northern Territory Travel Agent.

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Reichardt Road, Winnellie 0820
Darwin, Northern Territory Australia
Tel: International +61 8 7999 7511
WithinAustralia Free call 1800 107 371
Email: info@Australia4tours.com

MISSION STATEMENT

Our very experienced Northern Territory staff - our travel boss has been here when the industry basically started living in Alice Springs for 6 years in the 90's and in Darwin since the 80's. We will help you discover the best of these unique and special tours offers across Australia with camping safaris to one day sightseeing coach trips, eco tours Australia adventure camping safaris in Kakadu National Park and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from Alice Springs and Ayers Rock Resort (Uluru) in Northern Territory. We seek out tours from only reputable experienced tour companies to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park. From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from our ancient Aboriginal Culture to our rather unique Australia outback wildlife - then onto Adelaide and now Cairns we have sourced an excellent range of tours for your next vacation in Australia. Our experienced staff have collectively over 30 years in the travel industry will help you discover the best of these unique and special adventure and sightseeing guided tours.

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