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Alice Springs to Kakadu

6 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Alice Springs
Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group over a couple of "bevvies" at a popular local spot in Alice Springs. Channel all of the excitement of arriving in a new place by enjoying live entertainment in an authentic tavern with your new adventure pals.

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and explore.

Day 2 Alice Springs/Darwin
Let the adventure continue as you board your flight to Darwin; Australia’s only tropical capital city and known gateway to the Top End. Land in the traditional lands of the Larrakia and gaze out across the beautiful Timor Sea. You may feel isolated from the rest of the country, which is just how the locals like it. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening wandering past street-side restaurants, bars, museums celebrating the city’s past, and galleries filled with Indigenous art. So grab your esky (cooler) full of beer and get ready to enjoy the coastal remoteness of Darwin!

Day 3 Darwin/Litchfield National Park
It’s off to Litchfield National Park today. Rise early and head to one of the best spots in the Top End for bushwalking, camping, and swimming! Check out waterfalls that pour off the edge of Tabletop Range into croc-free plunge pools and feel yourself unwind as you float aimlessly in one of Australia’s most stunning landscapes. Litchfield can sometimes feel like the Northern Territory's best kept secret. Side note: as you drive make sure to check out some of the most enormous termite mounds in the Top End. (Who knew?) Later, after getting acquainted the group will go on a wetland nature cruise to try and spot crocs, then it’s finally time to stretch out in a swag and sleep under the stars. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Litchfield National Park/Kakadu National Park
Embark early on a full day of exploring. Travel with the group to our overnight camp near Kakadu NP, where swags or tents await. Hike through ancient sandstone escarpment country, discover more waterfalls and swimming holes, check out the Ubirr rock art, and take the plunge on this day of adventure! End the day with a group barbecue under the night sky.

Embark early on a full day of exploring. Travel to our overnight camp near Kakadu NP, where swags or tents await. End the day with a group barbecue. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Kakadu National Park/Katherine Gorge
Wake to the sounds and smells of the Australian bush and spend a leisurely morning exploring more of Kakadu NP with the group. Then zoom off to the beautiful Katherine Gorge, stopping to enjoy Edith Falls along the way. Take this day to reminisce, reflect, and ready yourself for the journey ahead. (B, D)

Day 6 Katherine Gorge/Darwin
Take advantage of a relaxed start to the day in spectacular Katherine Gorge. What you do next is up to you; from kayaking through one of the 13 deep sandstone gorges to enjoying a leisurely boat cruise on the Katherine River there’s loads to soak up. Take some time to stop and stare at the haunting beauty of this wild place before returning to Darwin. Tour finishes on arrival. (B)
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All This Included
Now's the time to explore Australia on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Looking to discover Australia's wild and rugged north? Few trips get you as close as this six-day adventure through some of nature's scenic best. From secret waterfalls to towering gorges, giant termite mounds (you read that right), croc cruises (yep, that too), sleeping under the star-filled Australian sky, and everything in between, this is an exploration worthy of every traveller that fancies themselves more than a tourist. So suit up, hop in, and hold on for a week you'll remember forever.
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Wetland Nature Cruise
  • Ubirr Rock Art gallery visit
  • Gunlom Falls Visit
  • Visit and entrance fees to Kakadu NP and Litchfield NP
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hostels (2 nts, multi-share with 4-6 people)
    Swag camping (3 nts). All nights are multi-share on this trip
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, boat, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Witness rock formations and the magnetic termite mounds
  • Check out Australia’s northernmost city
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu NP
Accommodations
Hostels (2 nights, multi-share)
Darwin, Australia: The Cavenagh Hotel, Darwin (or similar)
Alice Springs, Australia: Alice Springs YHA (or similar)

Swag camping (3 nights)
Kakadu National Park, Australia: Mary River Wilderness Retreat (or similar)
Kakadu National Park, Australia: Kakadu National Park - Gunlom Campground (or similar)
Katherine, Australia: Nitmiluk Campground (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For G Adventures terms and conditions, please click here.

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