Bus tours from Darwin to Alice Springs

Bus tours from Darwin to Alice Springs

There are many tours from Darwin to Alice Springs ranging from two days to ten days. This bus tour from Darwin to Alice Springs is three days and gives the traveller the space to enjoy the attractions along the way.


Day 1 – Katherine Gorge

After an early morning start they travel on to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) where they spend the afternoon. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. There is the option of a cruise or a seasonal paddle through the peaceful water (own cost). A little further down the road is the camp near Mataranka 

Day 2 – Mataranka Thermal Pools

A great start to the day is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. Once relaxed they head onto a special destination. No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub. Experience the local culture and a great chance to have a cold beer. The day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where they camp for the night.

Day 3 – Devils Marbles

They pass through Tennant Creek and further along the track are the Devil Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of each other. Later they cross the Tropic of Capricorn, at this point only 20% of the Northern Territory lays south. They continue on the road until they arrive at Alice Springs. 

This tour also operates from Alice Springs to Darwin.


  • 3 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Tour, with an experienced tour guide
  • Pick up in Darwin and drop off in Alice Springs
  • All meals on tour
  • Sightseeing and park fees
  • Camping equipment
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned coach

Option to add 2 nights discounted multi share accommodation. 1 night at Darwin YHA before and 1 night Alice Springs YHA after the tour.

Tours Depart

  • Departs Darwin YHA at 6 am
  • Arrives Alice Springs YHA on Day 3 approximately 5:30 pm.

It operates from April to October from Tuesday – Saturday while from November to March the tour operates only on Saturday.

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