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Alice Springs to Darwin 4WD (Self Drive)

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 559

Self-drives offer an easy way to enjoy Australia’s sights at your own pace. Spend some time in historic Tennant Creek before going to Katherine and Kakadu National Park, ending in Darwin.


Get out there on one of the world’s most remote, yet rewarding roads for a true outback experience. This 6 day self drive between Alice Springs and Darwin lets you explore Australia’s most intrepid frontier, the Northern Territory.

Deep in Australia’s Red Centre, there’s no other “Town like Alice”. Consider arriving a day or two early to explore it, before an early morning departure to Tennant Creek. This is one of the most remote towns in Australia, though it lies within easy reach of the Devils Marbles, precariously balanced boulders created by gradual erosion of the surrounding rock.

Continue north to Katherine, your gateway to the Top End. Visit breathtaking Katherine Gorge, then journey into Kakadu National Park and Yellow Water Billabong. This picturesque waterway is teeming with bird and animal life, including saltwater crocodiles. Consider a jumping Crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River, where you’ll see these fearsome creatures leap up to 2 metres out of the water. Return your rental vehicle in Darwin.


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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 559

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Day 1

Alice Springs to Tennant Creek 510 km (317 miles) 5.5 hours

An early departure is recommended this morning for the drive north to Tennant Creek. The creek itself is 12 km (7miles) north of the town. This is where the Overland Telegraph Station was built in 1872. The historic stone buildings can still be visited today.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Eldorado Motor Inn Tennant Creek

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    Eldorado Motor Inn Tennant Creek



    Eldorado Motor Inn is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers. The hotel is situated at the north end of town on 11 acres, wander around and marvel at the resort style grounds and enjoy the most stunning sunsets across unspoilt native lands and ...

    Eldorado Motor Inn is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers. The hotel is situated at the north end of town on 11 acres, wander around and marvel at the resort style grounds and enjoy the most stunning sunsets across unspoilt native lands and on to the McDougall Ranges. The hotel provides traditional outback hospitality and service with modern facilities.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Tennant Creek to Katherine 672 km (417 miles) 7 hours

Another early start is recommended this morning. Continue north to Katherine, the Top End's second largest town. Nitmiluk National Park is home to Edith Falls and to Katherine's star attraction, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk).

Duration2 Nights
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Ibis Styles Katherine

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    Ibis Styles Katherine



    With 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ibis Styles Katherine makes the perfect base for a busy day of activities. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the main attractions in the area. The property offers 100 comfortable and welcoming rooms.

    With 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ibis Styles Katherine makes the perfect base for a busy day of activities. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the main attractions in the area. The property offers 100 comfortable and welcoming rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 3

Katherine

Today enjoy a day at leisure to explore in and around Katherine.

Day 4

Katherine to Kakadu National Park 300 km (186 miles) 4 hours

Travel via Pine Creek to Kakadu National Park. Visit Yellow Waters, Kakadu's most famous wetland area, located on the South Alligator flood plain.

Duration2 Nights
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Aurora Kakadu

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    Aurora Kakadu



    Aurora Kakadu situated in the Kakadu National Park is the perfect base to visit one of the world's finest wildlife reserves. Set amidst 10 hectares of lush bush land, Aurora Kakadu offers tropical gardens, manicured lawns and abundant relaxation areas. The facilities include the Wetlands ...

    Aurora Kakadu situated in the Kakadu National Park is the perfect base to visit one of the world's finest wildlife reserves. Set amidst 10 hectares of lush bush land, Aurora Kakadu offers tropical gardens, manicured lawns and abundant relaxation areas. The facilities include the Wetlands Restaurant, a bar and cafe. The resort also has a fuel outlet, gift shop, pool, spa, tennis court, and laundry and ironing facilities for guests.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Golf
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Kakadu National Park

Today is free for you to explore Kakadu National Park.

Day 6

Kakadu National Park to Darwin 257 km (160 miles) 3.5 hours

There's a lot to see on the road between Kakadu National Park and Darwin - from the clouds of waterfowl on wetlands to jumping crocodiles. On your journey you may wish to enjoy a cruise on the Adelaide River flood plains before arriving in Darwin where you return your rental vehicle.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • 6 day Hertz Group R car hire
  • Goway co-pilot kit with detailed driving instructions and maps throughout

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Park fees unless stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

 

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