Spend a fun day exploring Litchfield National Park. You will see a landscape that has been formed by water and time with abundant waterfalls, monsoon rainforest, bush walking tracks, swimming holes and amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds.
All about the 11 Day Darwin To Ayers Rock Crocodile Rock Tour Package
A true outback adventure from Darwin to Alice Springs visiting Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge, Kata Tjuta and Uluru National Park and Kings Canyon.
Flying out of Uluru/Yulara? On this 11-day tour package, you can start your trip in Darwin and finish in AYQ to fly to your next destination. Visit all of the icons - Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherine (Nitmiluk), Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon (Watarrka) plus other fantastic highlights along the way.
We drop off at Uluru airport (Ayers Rock airport) on day 11 around 11.30am. So you can book your flight out of Ayers Rock airport anytime after 12.30 on that day.
We vary the waterfalls we visit season dependant on Kakadu National Park. When the famous Jim Jim and Twin falls are open in Kakadu we will take you there to hike and explore.
This 11-day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience with loads and loads of inclusions..... 10 days of guided touring, 22 meals, 6 nights camping, 4 nights budget accommodation and all of this while traveling with other fun loving and active travelers from all over the world. Of course, there is also plenty of hiking, swimming and exploring!
You can choose to take this package with 2 nights in Darwin and 1 night in Alice Springs (Tuesday and Friday departures) or 1 night in Darwin and 2 nights in Alice Springs (Wednesday and Saturday departures). Up to you where you would prefer your explore day on the tour.
This adventure that takes you all the way from the Top End to the Red Centre, an immense travel experience, which offers you an incredible time in the Outback.
11 Day Darwin To Ayers Rock Crocodile Rock Tour Package
Tour itinerary - 11 Days
Darwin to Kakadu National Park
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Top End adventure begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for the mighty crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite for dinner and our overnight stay. (L,D)
Kakadu National Park
This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park. Afterwards we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders lead us to Jim Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150 metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where we will stop along the way at our private campsite. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal with your fellow adventurers.
Litchfield National Park to Darwin
It's a short drive into beautiful Litchfield National Park this morning where you will view the fascinating cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls, spring-fed streams and sandstone escarpments. Visit Florence and Wangi* Falls as well as Buley Rockhole before returning to Darwin in the early evening. (BL)
Darwin to Katherine (via Nitmiluk National Park)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Alice Springs begins. The afternoon is spent at 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 (seasonal) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost) before retiring to our campsite nearby. (L,D)
Katherine to Banka Banka (via Mataranka)
A great start to the day, is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. 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’! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night. (B,L,D)
Banka Banka to Alice Springs
We pass through Tennant Creek and then further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Later in the day we cross the Tropic of Capricorn (only 20% of the Northern Territory lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs where two nights hostel accommodation is included. (B,L)
A day of leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense.
(Note this package can be taken with 1 night Darwin and 2 nights Alice Springs OR 2 nights Darwin and 1 night Alice Springs in between tours. See departure days for more information.)
Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock where you will meet your fellow travellers joining there. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop one of the regions earliest forms of transport. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at your private campsite before another active day tomorrow. (L,D)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at your private camp. (B,L,D)
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
This morning you will enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden.
We make our way back to Alice Springs where you will visit Anzac Hill for a panoramic view of ‘The Alice’ providing a great opportunity to really see the oasis in the desert. You won’t need your swag tonight, as your hostel accommodation is included (dormitory, twin or single room) along with dinner for our last night together. Later, you’ll have the chance to wash your dusty clothes before experiencing the nightlife of this charming outback town. (B,L,D)
Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Airport and Resort
Today we have an early start. Following breakfast we leave Alice Springs and begin our journey to Ayers Rock. With a short stop along the way we will get you and your baggage to Ayers Rock Airport or resort before saying farewell to this magical destination. (B)
Central Darwin accommodation from 6.00am
Wednesday (plus Saturday, April to October)
Tuesday (plus Friday, April to October)
Finishes on Day 11 at Ayers Rock Airport approximately 11.15am and Outback Pioneer Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, approximately 1.00pm
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics, and accessibility.
- ^Single fare option passengers will be provided with a single hostel room in Darwin and Alice Springs, however, will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari.
- Twin option can only be booked by two people traveling together.
- Please note during the months of November to April inclusive of days 1-3 you will be upgraded to our 3 days 4WD Safari to take advantage of destinations only accessible during the wet season by 4WD vehicle.
- This 11-day package is a combination of three safari products and the guide and passengers may differ on each safari. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation between each of the safaris.
- You will sleep in swags as standard in the Red Centre and have the option to hire a single pop-up tent for a $60 local payment. Sleeping bag hire is a $50 local payment. Both items must be pre-booked. A tent will be provided free of charge on the camping nights between Alice Springs and Darwin and in Kakadu and Litchfield.
- Passengers under the age of 18 are not permitted to travel on this package. This tour is primarily booked by travelers between the age of 18 to 35.
- Luggage is restricted to 10kg for the Top End and Red Centre components with the remainder of luggage to be stored at Darwin and Alice Springs accommodation. 23kg plus a small daypack is permitted for the Darwin to Alice Springs component.
- This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterward with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach.
Travel voucher must be presented to your guide at the start of the tour. Get a quote here.
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