Crocodile Rock Darwin To Alice Springs Package

A ‘fair dinkum’ great Northern Territory adventure


Visit the Northern Territory from the top to bottom! Incorporating 3 three-day safaris plus three nights hostel accommodation between safaris, this package offers you the best value NT escape around!

Highlights of this fantastic ten-day tour include:

Mary River Wetlands
Kakadu National Park 
Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls*
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
Bowali Visitor Centre
Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
Boat or Canoe Katherine Gorge (optional)
Mataranka Thermal Pools
Daly Waters Pub 
Banka Banka Cattle Station
Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) 
Tropic of Capricorn 
Camel Farm *currently unavailable*
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kata Tjuta walks
Kings Creek Station
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park walks

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18+

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

What's included

  • Pick up from central DRW accomm
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus and 4WD
  • Camping equipment including swag, twin-share tent (Top End only) pillow and pillow case
  • Three nights hostel accomm (dorm, twin/share or single) between safaris
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Drop off at central ASP 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 and not hire one)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for ten days in a soft bag


Day 1 : Darwin to Kakadu via Mary River region
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.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kakadu to Litchfield National Park via Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
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 leads 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Litchfield National Park to Darwin
Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*. Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin where overnignt hostel accommodation is included.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Darwin to Katherine Gorge 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.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Katherine Gorge 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : 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. Overnight hostel accommodation is included.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : 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. Dorm or Budget ensuite Twin/Single accommodation in Alice Springs is included. 
Meals :None

Day 8 : Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise when you will make the journey to Ayers Rock. 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 our private campsite before another active day tomorrow.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Uluru to Kings Creek Station via Kata Tjuta
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 we travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at our private camp.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon
This morning we 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. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the early evening.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch


Darwin                                               accommodation from 6.00am

Wednesday (plus Saturday April to October) includes 1 night Darwin / 2 nights Alice Springs between safaris
Tuesday (plus Friday April to October) includes 2 nights Darwin / 1 night Alice Springs between safaris

Alice Springs                                      at approximately 5.30pm

AUD $50
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)

  • Outback
  • Hiking
  • Camping

Available Extras

Customers are required to pay their National Park Fees via credit card when reconfirming their tour for all tours departing until 31 March 2019. National Park Entry Fees included for all tours departing after 01 April 2019.
Travel from 1 November to March 31 - $50 per person
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 *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.

Tents are available to hire on days 8-10 for $60 per person

Sleeping bag hire is a $50 local payment or you can bring your own. Must be pre-booked

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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This is one of the best ways to see the epic Australian Outback for backpackers or anyone with a sense of adventure and fun. Sleeping in a swag under the stars in an amazing experience!

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On this Darwin to Alice tour, you will be sleeping under the stars in a swag. What is this swag everyone who has travelled Australia goes on about? A swag is a bedroll made of canvas with a mattress inside. You can put your sleeping bag inside and zip it up and have a perfect view of the stars. It is super comfy and you are sung all year round inside. It means you can roll it out anywhere you choose and sleep in wonderful outback Australia. We get this question a cold will it be around Uluru? Because you are camping outside it's a great question to ask, but the answer is a little tricky. In winter temperatures can drop to 0ºC around Uluru (Ayers Rock) . In summer it is usually around 20ºC. Here at Real Aussie we recommend you please check weather forecasts before the tour so you can bring appropriate clothing for the conditions. It is a must do to bring a few layers of clothing over the winter period. In summer there can be a few flies. It is advised that you purchase a fly net if you don't like them. This tour is great for 18-39 year olds. However, it caters for everyone as long as you have a sense of adventure and a good level of fitness.

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    Had such a great experience doing the 10 day crocodile tour from Darwin to Alice Springs. It’s amazing to realise how big Australia is and how the nature and the temperatures change during the trip. Also it was great to sleep in swags under the clear sky with the bright stars!!

    During my trip I had 3 different tour guides. The first two were absolutely amazing, thanks to Jezza and Donk! Very easy going, enthusiastic and connected with the group. After this it was a bit disappointing to have another tour guide my 3 days around Uluru/Kings canyon. He knew a lot about culture, nature and so on but in general I had the feeling that we had to rush all the time. He kept repeating that if we take 5 more minutes at one point to make pictures for example, that we had less time at another place. As we paid a lot of money to enjoy the outback, it’s nice to have some time to enjoy it and make some good pics. As well he tried in my eyes to hard to entertain (very loud music in the car for example) the group which made it feel a bit fake. He kept repeating that we have to work together as a team (for doing dishes and stuff), which is logical in my opinion and was very annoying in the end. I had the feeling that he liked stuff to do in his way (it made sense how we exactly chopped the veggies or which bowl we used). In general made this experience me think about a schoolcamp instead of a holiday, even though he was very good in explaining things about culture and nature. I understand that we have a schedule, but it would be great if he relaxed a bit more...