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6 Day Top End to Red Centre Northern Exposure
From Darwin to Alice Springs Adventure

• Kakadu National Park • Mary River Wetlands • Twin and Jim Jim Falls
• Litchfield National Park • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) • Mataranka Thermal Pools
• Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

 

This 6 day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience. Experience a 4 Wheel drive camping safari through Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks over 3 days and 2 nights, spend a night in Darwin soaking up the atmosphere before travelling down 'The Track' visiting the icons of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) Mataranka and Kurlu (Devils Marbles). Have a beer at the Daly Waters Pub and finish in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia where Indigenous art galleries, a cool vibe and history abounds.

Jim  Jim Falls  seasonal access

Tour Name: 6 Day Top End to Red Centre Northern Exposure

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Valid:
01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Trip Code:
• WP05 (Dorm) WP05T (Twin) WP05S (Single)

Trip Style:
• 18 - 40 RECOMMENDED

Trip Theme:
• Oneway destination trip (Include Uluru)

Tour Departs From:
• 1 Nov 1 7 - 31 Mar 18 Wed
•1 Apr 1 7 - 31 Oct 17 Wed/Sat

Tour Departs:
• Darwin 7.00am

Tour Finishes:
• Day 6 Alice Springs only Approximately 5.30pm

Max People:
• Passenger Numbers 17/24

Prices:

• Dorm/Camping $1025 (Adult only not suitable for children)
• Earlybird $975 (Adult only not suitable for children)

• Twin/Camping $1070 (Adult Budget)
• Earlybird $1020 (Adult Budget)

• ^Single/Camping $1110 (Adult Budget)
• Earlybird $1060 (Adult Budget)

 

• Earlybird applicable for bookings made outside 90 days prior to departure.

• All prices are in Australian Dollars (includes 10% GST) based on per person
• Safari is not suitable for children
• $50 hire charge for all passengers requiring sleeping bag hire on our 18-40 recommended package Safaris


Highlights:


© • Waterfalls



© • Crocodiles


© • Katherine Gorge


© • Devils Marbles


© • Daly Waters

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. 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 or a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge (all optional and at additional cost) before retiring to our campsite nearby.

 

ITINERARY

Why we love this trip
• It's a small group soft adventure guided safari
• See highlight as you make your way between Alice Springs and Darwin and also see Uluru and get the best of the trip in a short time

Is this trip right for you?
• Looking for a medium adventure with like minded folks then this is the trip.
• Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together.

 

Day 1: (Lunch, Dinner)

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.

• Crocodile and Wildlife cruise • Bowali Visitor Centre o Ubirr


Day 2: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and 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 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.

• Twin and Jim Falls

 

Day 3: (Breakfast, Lunch)

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.

(Overnight Multi Share dormitory or Twin/Single accommodation is included).

• Termite mounds • Florence Falls • Wangi Falls • Buley Rockhole

 

Day 4: (Lunch, Dinner)

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00 am when 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, paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water or a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge System (all optional and at additional cost) before journeying to our nearby campsite.

• Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

 

Day 5: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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 Cattle Station where we camp for the night.

• Mataranka Thermal Pools • Daly Waters Pub • Banka Cattle Station

 

Day 6: (Breakfast, Lunch,)

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 lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.

• Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) • Tropic of Capricorn

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.

What to bring on tour:
• Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $50), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing.

What's Included in tour:
• Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD (Day 1-3) and air-conditioned minibus (Day 4-6), all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and drinking water (please provide your own bottle)

Important notes

Dietary Requirements
Special Dietary requirements and allergies
• Our menu is designed for both carnivores and vegetarians. If you are have any special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us to discuss this at time of booking as you may need to provide your own supplementary food/ snacks depending on your specific dietary need or allergy.
• W.A.Safaris operates in some remote parts of Australia where certain foods are not easily available and therefore cannot accommodate all dietary requests. At times, produce and products may be substituted as supply dictates and Wayoutback cannot guarantee the ingredients contained in these alternatives. Whilst all of our guides are trained in remote touring, they are not nutritionists and neither they nor Wayoutback Australian Safaris can advise of all ingredients contained in each food served on tour and are not responsible should an allergic reaction occur.
• If you have any allergies, please carry the necessary medication. Many dietary requirements are catered for in our standard menus.

Itineraries
• Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

• ^Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Darwin and Alice Springs however will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari.

• * Twin and Jim Falls may not be accessible between the tropical summer months. During this time we will visit Gunlom Falls, Maguk or the Yurmikmik Region (Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek)

• Twin Falls Boat Shuttle Fee ($12.50 is not included and payable direct on day of cruise).

• Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and Kakadu National Park entry fee is not included and is payable direct on day of travel.

• During the months of November - April inclusive please be advised that the first 3 days of your itinerary will be upgraded to our 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Wet Season itinerary. This is to take advantage of the areas only accessible via 4WD during this time. There is no additional charge for this upgrade.

• This 6 day package is a combination of two safari products and the guide and passengers may differ on each safari. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation between safaris.

• Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg).

Children
• Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

Travel Insurance
• Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers. This clause is included as a duty of care to protect our travellers and all levels of the travel distribution chain, but excludes those nationals of countries where local law prohibits a compulsory service that is not included in the tour price. Whilst Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for these nationals, we will not apply these booking conditions where law prohibits it. However, all travellers will be expected to sign a waiver before commencing their tour acknowledging that they are aware of the increased risks associated with Adventure Travel and that they understand that Wayoutback will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, delay, accident or injury sustained whilst on tour with us.

Default Pickup Point
• The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
• Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Meal Abbreviations
• B = Breakfast, • L = Lunch, • D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
• W.A.S.

. 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'!

 



Fitness Level:2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.. Minimal physical exertion required.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.

Please note: there is climbing over rocks and small let's say 1.5m or higher rocks along the 900m path to the plunge pool. You can sit that out if you wish. Ask us for details. Example of the walk..


Stay
• Campgrounds (Campground share facilities).

• Staying: Swags

You will be sleeping in a swag on the bed.
Some have chosen under the brilliant stars of Central Australia. If you haven't used a swag before, don't worry. Our experienced guides will show you all you need to know to get one of the best night's sleep you've ever had! All our equipment is purchased with quality and durability in mind. Our swags for example are fitted with Dunlop high density foam mattresses. This mattress is the best and most comfortable money can buy. We hire out good quality sleeping bags rated to minus 5° for those cold desert nights; likewise, we hire out lighter weight summer sleeping bags if required for our balmy summer evenings.


• Camping is in swags on this safari. For guests requiring a tent there is a $60 per person hire fee payable direct on date of travel. Tents must be requested prior to departure.

• $50 hire charge for all passengers requiring sleeping bag hire on our 18-40 recommended package Safaris

Vehicle:

Our range of buses (21-28 seat). They are fully air conditioned seats without toilet on board.


The Tour Difference

• Scheduled tours operate.
• As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
• From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
• This tour operators team members are professionals, dedicated to our clients’ needs and looking after the enironments we visit. With our highly experienced team, we strive to deliver excellent service with minimal impact on the flora, fauna and landscapes for everyone to enjoy and experience in the future. Through creative problem solving for each new challenge we are committed to sustainable tourism. This is reflected in the accreditation we have obtained and recognised in the awards we have won.
• (W.A.S.) is committed to ensuring environmental sustainability.
:: Wildlife is not to be deliberately interfered with and any unintentional interaction is to be kept to an absolute minimum.
:: A humane attitude towards all animal interactions is to be considered on all occasions.
:: Unusual or exotic sightings will be reported to the appropriate Land Manager or Land Holder.
:: Where required to assist with Land Managers or Land Owners we will conduct ourselves accordingly.
:: For the purpose of this code, wildlife includes animals, birds, reptiles and insects.
• Specific activities involving wildlife are not a feature of the tours operated by W.A.S.
:: Observance of Wildlife is a spontaneous event that arises as opportunity presents itself.
:: As such all interaction is a bonus – remember the occasion with film, photo or memory only.
• Any observance of Wildlife is to be conducted from a safe distance so as to ensure no interference to their natural behaviour.
• Guides and visitors are not permitted to handle any wildlife under normal circumstances
• Wildlife are not to be intimidated, chased or harassed.
• Feeding of Wildlife is prohibited.
• Spotlighting of nocturnal creatures/animals is not to be encouraged.
• Above all adhere to the direction of your guide/host or wildlife conservation representative – some of our creatures have nasty reputations – advices are offered as an important part of learning, it is not designed to scare you.
• In general the best part of interaction is to avoid and not promote confrontation.
• Tour Guides: We pride ourselves on the very high standard of our guides. We are the only Uluru (Ayers Rock) and remote specialist tourism operator based in Alice Springs accredited at the Advanced ECO Level IV standard. As such we are very aware of our responsibility to provide well informed, environmentally conscious, highly trained tour guides. All guides have a sound knowledge of our local area focusing on its history, Aboriginal culture, geology and the natural environment. By evaluating our guide’s performance after every tour we ensure that a high standard is maintained. All our guides are trained by an accredited tourism ECO guide, the only one in Central Australia.

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks that’ll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.



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