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Litchfield National Park: Full-Day & Lunch from Darwin

1. Litchfield National Park: Full-Day & Lunch from Darwin

Enjoy a full-day trip to Litchfield National Park from Darwin. See lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls, and cascades. Experience a park that includes the spectacular Tabletop Range, a sandstone plateau surrounded by cliffs. During the green season, 4 major waterfalls thunder down to tropical rock pools below. They flow more gently in the dry season, making them perfect spots for a refreshing swim. Follow the Stuart Highway to reach Litchfield National Park. Visit park waterfalls like Florence Falls, where you’ll enjoy a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. Go for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Continue on to Tolmer Falls and see water cascading down into a deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Visit Wangi Falls, which features a large, crystal-clear pool that’s a perfect spot for a cool dip. Finally, enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the park’s natural wonders.

Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

2. Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

Discover a network of 13 gorges carved into billion-year-old sandstone rock by the Katherine River of Nitmiluk National Park on this scenic full-day sightseeing tour from Darwin. During the tour you will learn about the Aboriginal culture abundant in the area and see rock art sites dotted throughout the park. With its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls, and lush gorges, the Nitmiluk National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with plentiful flora and fauna. Travel south through tropical country, passing former World War II airstrips en route to the Adelaide River. Make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery to pay your respects to those killed in the air raids of Darwin in the 1940s. Continue to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandana-lined waterhole (conditions permitting). After an inclusive lunch, enjoy a 2-hour scenic cruise through the Katherine Gorge, looking for freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. Keep your eyes open for the many interesting species of birdlife. Enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Then, travel via the historic mining town of Pine Creek to an evening stop along the Adelaide River. From May through September lunch can be taken on board your cruise, while dinner is available at your own expense at the evening stop, before your transfer back to Darwin.

Palm Valley Full-Day 4WD Adventure from Alice Springs

3. Palm Valley Full-Day 4WD Adventure from Alice Springs

Expose yourself to authentic Australian culture on a full-day tour to Palm Valley, departing from Alice Springs. Drive along the ochre colored roads of the West MacDonnells along the way. Follow the designated state route of Larapinta Drive, traveling into the Aboriginal homelands of the Arrernte people. Immerse yourself in true outback country as you head into the Finke Gorge National Park. Upon arrival, a 4WD coach will drive you along the dry bed of the Finke River, traveling to the strange, semi-tropical oasis of Palm Valley in the Red Center. Go for a bushwalk through groves of livistona palm trees, and enjoy the remoteness of the landscape. Next, stop off at the 19th-century Lutheran mission of Hermannsburg to learn more about the aboriginal history, art and culture of the region.

From Yulara: 3-Hour Small Group Kata Tjuta Afternoon Tour

4. From Yulara: 3-Hour Small Group Kata Tjuta Afternoon Tour

Experience Kata Tjuta on a 3-hour afternoon tour. Your guide will pick you up from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation in a comfortable vehicle fitting a maximum of 11 passengers. You will then travel to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, a place where unique flora and fauna thrive. As you drive to Kata Tjuta you’ll notice the 36 domes that comprise Kata Tjuta . See how the formation changes before your eyes as you drive around to approach the four main domes. Learn how the impressive landscape has formed over millions of years. You'll be in awe as you walk between the massive domes. Learn of the many attributes of this diverse environment and the cultural significance it holds to the Anangu, the local Aboriginal people. Optional audio guides are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Mandarin. After the tour, your guide will return you to your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort in time for dinner. 

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Amazing day packed with everything you'd want to see and do. Edith waterfalls/waterhole was stunning and so good in this heat, best to bring a pool noodle - Cruise down Katherine Gorge was spectacular - Copey was a fantastic tour guide along with Brian & Prem!

A great tour & commentary by Mark, the driver, who was amusing, engaging & informative. Thanks too, Mark, for not playing music or movies over the intercom system - often the bane of Aussie coach tours (not everyone appreciates Kylie at full-ball ..!)

Great day, was lucky to have a small group. Our driver/guide Callum was excellent keeping us informed all the way. Edith Falls very pretty. Our guide Matt on the Gorge was terrific also.

Rob was an amazing guide who catered for the day perfectly. It was a lovely small group so we got to see and hear about everything in Litchfield.

Absolutely brilliant day, bus driver icing on the cake.