Arrive in the outback town of Alice Springs, nestled between the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges and surrounded by gorges and stark desert plains. Immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of Australia's deserts at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Wander through the ancient landscape and discover the plants, animals and culture of the place. Tonight enjoy the Didgeridoo Show Outback at the Sounds of Starlight Theatre. Experience a spellbinding musical and visual journey through the ancient land forms, history and space of Australia's outback. Listen to the ancient instrument and sound icon of Australia – the didgeridoo, heard only by the indigenous inhabitants of this pristine yet harsh continent. Overnight in Alice Springs.
Alice Springs to Tennant creek
Make your way north to Wycliffe Well, known as a hotspot for UFO sightings! Take a ride along the Wycliffe Well Railway and then continue the drive to Tennant Creek (own expense). Be sure to stop off at the Devils Marbles, 100km south of Tennant Creek. These natural features have been created over millions of years and are a sacred site for the traditional land owners, who believe they are the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent, an important dreamtime figure in Aboriginal culture. Overnight in Tennant Creek.
Tennant Creek to Daly Waters
Enjoy the vast outback scenery as you make your way up to the town of Daly Waters. Keep an eye out for the Daly Waters Aviation Complex - Australia's first international airport which played an important role during World War II. No visit to the Top End would be complete without a visit to the Daly Waters pub, a quintessential roadhouse and ‘watering hole’ for outback travelers. Relax with a cold beer and the company of other outback travelers. Overnight in Daly Waters.
Daly Waters to Katherine/Nitmiluk National Park
Experience a view of the Nitmiluk National Park that few have the opportunity to witness. Take flight on an adrenalin-filled helicopter adventure and gain a unique perspective of the flora and fauna of the 3 gorges below. Overnight in Nitmiluk National Park. Eight and thirteen gorge flights, swimming and rock art tours are also available at an extra cost.
Litchfield National Park
Today, drive to Litchfield National Park and explore the open eucalyptus woodland, dense tropical rainforest and magnetic termite mounds. In the dry season, make the most of the Table Top Range waterfalls that plunge into refreshing pools. During the wet, some roads, waterfalls and pools are closed to the public because of flooding.
A few areas of Litchfield Park are only accessible in a 4WD, but most attractions can be visited at any time of year with a 2WD.
Litchfield to Darwin
Enjoy the city of Darwin and all it has to offer. Check out one of the Aboriginal art galleries, take a stroll around the Cullen Bay Marina, or dine at Darwin’s waterfront precinct. Take the time to enjoy your last moments in the Top End at your own pace. Your self-drive tour ends in Darwin.
Note: This self drive tour can be completed in reverse order, the tour cost remains the same. To view tour prices or to make an enquiry, please click on the Enquire Now tab at the top of this itinerary.
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