The tour through Darwin to Alice Springs will begin after you have been picked up from your Darwin accommodation at 6.00am. You will be spending the afternoon at Katherine Gorge National Park which belongs to the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque valley. You will have the opportunity to take a boat cruise or paddle a canoe through the waters. It’s a little further on to the overnight camp near Mataranka. You can also hike and swim at various waterfalls in both Kakadu and Litchfield National Park.
You will be travelling to the Mary river wetlands for a cruise. This region has over 250 bird species and the highest number of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Explore and experience the crocodiles along with buffalo, birds and other wildlife. The entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, which is a beautiful location for a picnic lunch.
You also have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before arriving at Ubirr in the afternoon. Here you can 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. You will see amazing views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land.at the end of the day, you will head to your private campsite at Cooinda for dinner and your overnight stay. You can choose to sleep under the stars or sleep in basic permanent tents. The tours from Darwin to Alice springs include a professional guide, an air-conditioned bus, all meals, camping equipment including swags (a swag is a bedroll made of canvas with a mattress inside, drinking water as well as National Park entry fees.