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10 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Crocodile Rock Tour Package

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Postcard moments at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Gunlom Falls hike and natural infinity pool swim, Soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, Learn about Australia's first people in Kakadu at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, Visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden at Kings Canyon

Day 1 – Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock where you will meet your fellow travellers joining there. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop one of the regions earliest forms of transport. 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 your private campsite before another active day tomorrow. (L*D)

Day 2 – Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
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 you travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at your private camp. (BLD)

Day 3 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
This morning you will 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 your final meal together, enjoy the journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon. Overnight hostel accommodation is included in Alice Springs tonight. (BL)

Day 4 - Free day in Alice Springs**
**If you choose to start your Crocodile Rock package on a Tuesday or Friday, you will have a free day in Alice Springs. If you choose to start on Wednesday or Saturday, your accommodation in Alice Springs is included on night three only and you will commence your journey north to Banka Banka on Day 4. Your free day will then be spent in Darwin on Day 7. Your touring days will remain the same, it is only where you spend your free day that changes, depending on your chosen departure day.

Day 5 – Alice Springs to Banka Banka Station
Your adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins by crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just north of Alice Springs. The huge granite boulders known as the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) make for great photos. Tonight you will camp north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station. (LD)

Day 6 – Banka Banka to Mataranka
On the drive up the Stuart Highway, the Daly Waters Pub is a great spot to take a break and have a cold beer.  Historically, it has been an important watering hole for explorers and cattle drovers. End the day with a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees, where you will also camp overnight. (BLD)

Day 7 – Mataranka to Darwin (via Katherine)
It’s an early start this morning for the short drive to 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). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as you travel to cosmopolitan Darwin. (BL)

Days 8 to 10 when travelling in April, 2016 and November 2016 to March 31, 2017

Day 8 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Departing Darwin at 7am, the first stop on our adventure is Ubirr Rock, a significant cultural site within Kakadu National Park. Here you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be explained and interpreted by your guide, including a famous story about the Rainbow Serpent. We climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and into Arnhem Land. In the afternoon you will learn more about the 40,000 years of Aboriginal occupation in Kakadu at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. In the evening enjoy dinner at our private campsite, sleeping in either permanent tents or air-conditioned accommodation at Cooinda. (Must be pre-booked). (LD)

Day 9 - Kakadu National Park
It’s a beautiful start to the morning as we embark on a 90-minute wildlife cruise on the beautiful Yellow Waters billabong. Look for crocodiles and the abundance of different bird species in the area.

It’s then off to enjoy swimming beneath some of the beautiful waterfalls of Kakadu. Enjoy a half day hike and swim at the beautiful Gubara Springs* and/or Gunlom Falls*, followed by a walk to the top of the Nawurlandja lookout with stunning views over the park. After our day of waterfalls we travel to Mount Bundy, nearby Litchfield National Park where we spend the night in our private permanent campsite complete with tents and lodge rooms nearby. (BLD)

Day 10 - Litchfield National Park to Darwin
It's a short drive into Litchfield National Park this morning where you will view the fascinating cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls, spring-fed streams and sandstone escarpments. Visit Florence and Wangi* Falls as well as Buley Rockhole before returning to Darwin in the early evening. (BL)

Days 8 to 10 when travelling from May to October, 2016

Day 8 – Darwin to Kakadu National Park
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 at Cooinda for dinner and our overnight stay. (LD)

Day 9 – Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park
Today we explore two of the most popular jewels of Kakadu National Park, the big waterfalls of Twin & Jim Jim, only accessible by four-wheel-drive. To reach Twin Falls we travel over 4WD track and then take a boat shuttle (extra cost as part of your compulsory local payments) followed by a rocky walking track and boardwalk - but it's all worth the effort as we explore this remote waterfall of Kakadu. We then travel through monsoon forests and over boulders to get to Jim Jim Falls, surrounded by 150-metre cliffs. After an awe-inspiring day, we bid farewell to Kakadu and make our way to our private campsite near Litchfield National Park for the night. (BLD)

Day 10 – 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. (BL)

*Lunch on day 1 is only included for passengers starting in Alice Springs

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Transport

Mini Coach and 4WD

Måltider

6 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Ytterligare information

It is very important that customers understand that a reasonable level of fitness is required for all tours. The areas in which we operate vary greatly in  terrain and weather conditions. Travellers may be required to undertake walking experiences up to 4 hours in duration in challenging conditions. Travellers must be aware that depending on which region the tour is visiting  & the southern hemisphere weather season in which you are travelling, you could encounter extremes of heat ( 40C+) or cold (-5C). By law it is required that customers advise Real Aussie Adventures or our travel partners in Australia of any pre-existing medical conditions &/or Dietary conditions before they join the tour. Customers may also be asked at time of each tour commencement to sign a liability waiver. Travellers are requested to contact us on: [email protected] in relation to all medical or dietary issues.

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