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3 Days 2 Nights

3 Day Red Centre to the Top End Safari

Alice Springs


There is a lot to see between Alice Springs and Darwin on this three-day adventure. Explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and explore the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge.

  • Tropic of Capricorn 
  • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) 
  • Banka Banka Cattle Station
  • Daly Waters Pub 
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus
  • Camping equipment 


Day 1: Alice Springs to Banka Banka Cattle Station

You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins. Just north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn (80% of the Northern Territory lays north of this point). Further along the track is the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp in swags for the night.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 2: Banka Banka to Mataranka

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’! Later in the day you can take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees and nearby where we camp overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Katherine Gorge to Darwin

Your guide will wake you early this morning for the short drive to the 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 (not available all year due to seasonal conditions) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin and arrive in the early evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Pickups / Departures


  • Alice Springs from central accommodation from 6:00am


  • Darwin at 5.30 pm approximately


  • Boat cruise or canoe at Katherine Gorge is an optional activity and not included in price
  • Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour
  • Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment or you can bring your own. Must be pre-booked
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age. Pax 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground. Customers need to prepare for hot to very hot temperatures in summer and temperatures sometimes below zero of a night time in winter


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3 Day Red Centre To The Top End Safari

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