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Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 (12 Days, Darwin to Alice Springs)

Nothing can quite prepare you for the sight of Ulu?u. Catch your breath and take in red rocks, wide open spaces, lush rainforest and wildlife wherever you look on this epic trip. Learn about Aboriginal life and get refreshed in the waterfalls and natural pools of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Yeah, it's good to be you.

Inclusions

Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park
Sunset at Ubirr
Visit Litchfield National Park
12 Breakfasts
12 Lunches
12 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $2,799
Start Location
Darwin, Australia
End Location
Darwin, Australia
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
22 Oct 201802 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
19 Nov 201830 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
14 Jan 201925 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
11 Feb 201922 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
11 Mar 201922 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight. Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, so warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag. Included today: -Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta -National Park entry Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This was not included in when upgrade rates were calculated. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 2: Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal rock art sites are high on the list for today, as our Kakadu National Park exploring continues. This morning we venture to Nourlangie Rock to spot some of the most famous Australian Indigenous art works. Then we'll swap artwork for alligators on a East Alligator River cruise in Arnhemland (dry season only). Naturally. Stepping into Arnhemland and getting a look into the Aboriginal lifestyles is a real privilege (we've been given special permission to enter this area). Try your hand at spear throwing while you're there. Then: fancy getting high and mighty? Then we'll see some ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for beautiful views over the Nardab floodplain. Enjoy the sunset before heading back to our lodge. **Wet season itineraries Nov - May will vary on this day with access to some areas cut by high water levels. Your crew will ensure that you see and participate in as many areas / activities that are open and available within Kakadu, and include an optional sightseeing boat cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. Included today: -Sunset at Ubirr -Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu National Park -Arnhemland (dry season only) -National Park entry -Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River (dry season only) Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Katherine
Check out the southern parts of Kakadu this morning. We'll grab some picnic bits and head to one of the NT's best al fresco lunch spots. Explore the magical Edith Falls and have a dip in one of the world's most idyllic natural pools. Cooled off and refreshed we are on the road again and headed for Katherine. As the day draws to a close, we round it out with an evening game of lawn bowls and a BBQ with some locals at the nearby Country Club. Included today: -Edith Falls -Evening Lawn Bowls Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Katherine to Litchfield National Park
From Katherine, we'll get back on the famous Stuart Highway as we head for Batchelor, the gateway to Litchfield National Park. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Darwin
National Park, pools and a picnic are the order of the day. In Litchfield National Park you'll see waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and beautiful pools. Check out giant termite mounds, Wangi Falls and slip into the natural pool of Florence Falls. Then venture over to the Buley Rock Holes for another soaking. After lunch outdoors, we'll take on the short drive and last leg of our discovery back into the heart of Darwin. Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch
Day 6: Darwin
A free day in Darwin. What to do? There's Mindil Beach for chilling on, a fair few food markets to feast at and plenty of shops for a spot of souvenir shopping. Tonight you could hit the lively waterfront. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Darwin to Alice Springs
Today we'll take to the skies, bound for Alice Springs where you'll meet up with your new Northern Territory crew. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: Alice Springs to Uluru
We're hitting the red ground running as we pull into Yulara. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger) and maybe grab a 'coldie'. Welcome to the outback, mate. Included today: -Visit Mount Conner -Uluru sunset drinks & snacks -National Park entry -Guided walk by your Crew Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 9: Uluru
Today, it's a free day to explore this wonderful landscape. Take your pick from some of our optional activities to make the most of your time here. We're talking camel rides (yes, really!), scenic flights and skydiving to get you going. Pretty awesome huh? Included today: -Sunrise over Uluru -National Park entry -Uluru base walks -Anangu Visitor centre Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: -Scenic flights -Camel ride in the outback
Day 10: Uluru to Kings Canyon
Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight. Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, so warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag. Included today: -Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta -National Park entry Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This was not included in when upgrade rates were calculated. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Quad bike ride
Day 11: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome). Included today: -Guided hike of Kings Canyon -Garden of Eden walk Meals: - Breakfast
Day 12: Alice Springs
After breakfast it's time to wrap up. It may be your last day with Topdeck, but fear not! We've got the West MacDonnell Ranges to explore first. Highlights also include the Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap. If you're staying in Alice Springs there are local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in. Meals: -Breakfast