Take the road less travelled from Alice Springs to Darwin. This is the ultimate outback experience, full of red sand, sun and crazy rock formations!
Day One - Alice Springs to Banka Banka Cattle Station (lunch, dinner)
Head out of Alice Springs at 6:00 am and begin your adventure through the Territory! You'll see the Tropic of Capricorn, awesome red sand and maybe even some kangaroos along the way.
Stop to marvel at the incredible balancing boulders at the Devil's Marbles and snap some awesome photos before your final stop at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where you'll set up camp for a night under the stars.
Day Two - Banka Banka Cattle Station to Katherine (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
This is a day to relax! You'll check out Daly Water Pub - in the past an important watering hole for explorers and drovers and today a great spot for a cool drink.
Later, head to Mataranka Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in a pool fringed by paperbark trees. Once you're feeling refreshed, hit the road to beautiful Katherine, your camping destination for the night.
Day Three - Katherine to Darwin (breakfast, lunch)
It's an early start today before you head off to the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, owned bythe Jawoyn Aboriginal people. This is one of the most spectacular sights in the Territory.
Ancient sandstone has been eroded away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. Try paddling a canoe through the peaceful waters or take a boat cruise past the stunning rocks and trees.
Come afternoon, it's time to relax and watch the desert landscape change as you get closer and closer to cosmopolitan Darwin.
What to bring: Torch, wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $30), toiletries, swimwear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.