Crocodile Rock Alice Springs To Darwin 4WD Package

 

Visit the Northern Territory from the bottom to the top! Incorporating 3 three-day safaris including the comfort camping safaris of the Goanna Dreaming and Dragonfly Dreaming, plus three nights hostel accommodation.

Highlights of this fantastic ten-day tour include:

Camel Farm *currently unavailable*
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Aboriginal guided cultural walk at Uluru
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Endless Star dining experience
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kata Tjuta walks
Kings Creek Station
Outback permanent bush camp
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park walks
Outback dirt roads
Tropic of Capricorn 
Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) 
Banka Banka Cattle Station
Daly Waters Pub 
Mataranka Thermal Pools
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
Boat or Canoe Katherine Gorge (optional)
Litchfield National Park
Kakadu National Park
Remote 4-Wheel Drive Tracks
Jim Jim & Twin Falls*
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls*
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
Nourlangie Aboriginal art site
Bowali Visitor Centre
Ubirr art site and sunset
Yellow Waters morning cruise

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 5+. See note for pax over 60

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

What's included

  • Pick up from central ASP accomm, AYQ airport or Resort
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus and 4WD
  • Camping equipment for four nights including twin-share permanent tent with beds and mattresses
  • Swags for two nights
  • Three nights hostel accomm (dorm, twin/share or single)
  • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet and sleeping bag
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Drop off at central DRW accomm

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming and/or bath towel
  • Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one is provided)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for ten days in a soft bag

Itinerary

Day 1 : Uluru
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime. (For those commencing the tour at Uluru we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or meet you from your flight at the airport). Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip. After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area. Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Afterwards settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds. (Note. Clients joining at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense.)
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kata Tjuta
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta avoiding the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas. We then head off to Kata Tjuta, an Aboriginal word for “many heads”. Take a walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. We walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. Afterwards, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights' private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower. With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the Outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars. Tonight, listen for the sound of dingoes howling in the distance while watching the desert sky light up above you.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Canyon
Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind-blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil Garden of Eden. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical Outback dirt road. Overnight hostel accommodation is included.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Leisure day
A day at leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Hostel accommodation in Alice Springs is included.
Meals :None

Day 5 : Alice Springs to Banka Banka Cattle Station
You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our 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. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp in swags for the night.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Banka Banka to Mataranka
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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Katherine Gorge to Darwin
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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Darwin to Kakadu via Litchfield National Park
Departing from Darwin from 6.00am, we begin the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Kakadu National Park
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system. Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation. After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region. Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site, Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. 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. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Kakadu National Park to Darwin via Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin and your accommodation after three magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Departs                                             
Alice Springs                                      From central accommodation from 5:50am

Ayers Rock Airport                             14:00 - please advise flight arrival details

Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort)          13.00    

Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer

Saturday (plus Wednesday from April to October) - includes 1 night Alice Springs and 2 nights Darwin
Friday (plus Tuesday from April to October) - includes 2 nights Alice Springs and 1 night Darwin

Finishes                                           
Darwin                                                at approximately 5.30pm

AUD $65
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • 4WD Tours

Available Extras

 National Park Entry Fees included for all tours departing after 01 April 2019.

Seasonal Twin Falls boat shuttle fee of $12.50 is collected on day of travel and not included in price

Boat cruise or canoe at Katherine Gorge is an optional activity and not included in price. Camel ride is optional and at own expense and is available only to those starting in Alice Springs *currently unavailable*

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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On this 10-day tour, you will visit all the highlights from the Northern Territory, Enjoy the beautiful landscape while sitting in a comfortable 4WD and spot the Native Australian wildlife of Australia when you cruise through the landscape. A great tour filled with fun.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    At the end of July I joined the 10 day Alice Springs to Darwin adventure tour and an adventure it was!! Joining this tour was one of the most amazing experiences in my life.

    The 10 day tour actually exists of 3 different smaller tours and therefore there is a high chance of joining three different groups as well. Luckily, we stayed together with 9 of our group members during the whole 10 day tour. This improved the experience for me a lot! We had an amazing group and sharing the experience of sleeping in Swags underneath the stars, singing songs around the campfire and seeing so many different amazing landscapes, was incredible.

    I enjoyed the last part of our tour the most: Darwin to Kakadu National Park, Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park and Litchfield National Park to Darwin, thanks to our great tour guide: Rhett!! This part of the tour is really cool as you will be joining a crocodile cruise, you have the opportunity to swim underneath a lot of waterfalls and you will be doing some cool but intense hikes! We were really lucky to have Rhett as our tour guide during this part of the tour. He truly inspired me with his passion and knowledge about the aboriginal culture and Australia. He woke us up each morning by playing the guitar, prepared some great lunches and dinners, he played guitar the last evening at the campfire and we even went stargazing, which was an incredible experience. I will always remember the passion and knowledge Rhett has shared with us!

    If you are joining the tour during winter, I would recommend to take the tour from Alice Springs up to Darwin as the nights in Alice Springs can be really cold (around 2 degrees Celsius). In my opinion the increase in temperature during the journey was great!

    Altogether, I will definitely recommend to join the 10 day tour with Wayoutback! It costs a lot of money, but it is totally worth it!

    On Trip Advisor

    My partner and I just completed the 10 day tour from Alice to Darwin which is comprised of 3 seperate 3 day tours and a free day in Darwin.

    All the natural attractions and wildlife on this tour were fantastic, we are both Australian but the diversity from Victoria was amazing. It will be especially interesting if you have an interest in geology.

    We had a great time with the highlight being kadaku-litchfield over the final 3 days. Our guide for those days was Rhett who went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. He ran the tour with passion, providing an excellent insight into the land and its story, and also proformed a campfire singalong.

    Travel was in 17-25 seat mini buses or modified off road buses/trucks. With enough comfort, but not luxury. There is alot of unavoidable travel time, but split up through the day to lessen the impact.

    Sleeping ranged from swags under the sky to presetup tents and hostels. The quality of each camp site ranged significantly; some very nice, while others are a bit rough.

    Food was generally adequate, although Rhett once again come though with some great means. The means a quite similar so bepared to supliment them with snacks available at rest stops.

    On Trip Advisor

    Great Tour in a Spectacular Place

    We booked on the 10 Day Crocodile Rock Tour as we wanted to see both the Kakadu/Litchfield area and Uluru/Kata Tjuta area. We couldn't afford to fly to Alice Springs from Darwin and we didn't fancy driving it. So we thought this tour was right up our street. It was made up of three separate tours with three different guides.

    The first part of the tour was with Rowdy, who was a great guide that told us all about the local Aboriginal culture and stories. The two campsites that we stayed at were great. We stayed in permanent tents and on the second night there was power to charge stuff.

    I need to say here that this wasn't the case for all stops and even then we had to share between the whole group, so not always guaranteed. I only needed to charge my tablet twice on the whole trip when we were camping as I used to it read on the long drives between Darwin and Alice. Obviously, there was power at the hostels. I had my phone off most of the time as I had no phone allowance for Australia and was only using it for photos. Also, WiFi was only available when staying at the hostels and public locations that we happened to stop at. I wouldn't like to guarantee that you'll get access to it. Both the above were not issues for me, but I know it is nice to know what to expect. For instance, I wanted to let my parents know I would be out of contact so they didn't worry. Personally, I liked being out of contact with the world!

    Anyway, back to the tour! The Kakadu/Litchfield tour was brilliant. Jumping into waterfalls every day is my kind of fun. I would love to do that here in the UK! I enjoyed myself immensely.

    The second part of the tour meant that we had a new guide - Sandy. She wasn't as good as Rowdy as she didn't entertain us with interesting stories and information. I don't know if it was because we were driving for most of the day and there wasn't a lot to talk about. But I thought it would be nice to get some facts about Australia and the culture. Also, I know every guide deals with their group differently, but I found Sandy lacked direction over the group and I didn't feel very organised or knew what was happening. With Rowdy and later Chris, we were told when dinner was and that was what happened. It wasn't the case with Sandy.

    We slept in swags those two nights and it was comfy and enjoyable. The second night was very cold and there wasn't any extra blankets available, so I didn't get the best nights sleep. I guess that's what you get for camping in the winter! Later on in the trip (around Uluru), there were blankets for additional warmth. I definitely recommend the swags as the stars are amazing on this part of the trip as there is little light pollution - I saw loads of shooting stars! Three highlights for this part of the trip - Katherine Gorge, Mataranka Thermal Pools and Devil's Marbles.

    Part three of the trip was Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park with Chris as our guide. Chris was a great guide - very informative on Aboriginal culture. Uluru and Kata Tjuta were amazing to see and walk around. Sunset and sunrise was spectacular to see over Uluru and the whole rock formation was totally not how I expected it. The hike at Kata Tjuta was early in the morning as it got pretty hot by lunchtime - and that was in winter! The rim walk of Kings Canyon was great early in the morning as well because of the heat. Once you'd made the initial ascent then the walk is fairly easy. This part of the trip has a lot of early starts - not a problem for me, but be prepared as it is worth it!

    The food was brilliant on the whole tour. Lunch was usually "make you own" sandwiches or burgers on the BBQ. You could choose what you had, which was great for me as I'm fussy! Dinners were usually a pasta dish, stir fry or a BBQ, but equally good. I can't remember ever being hungry and that was something I worried about as I was fussy.

    All in all I had an amazing time on this trip and would recommend it to anyone! I had the time of my life. So thank you Wayoutback for this experience!