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3 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Tour

  • Katherine and Surrounds - Credit: Tourism NT
    Katherine and Surrounds - Credit: Tourism NT
  • Devils Marbles - Credit: Wayoutback
    Devils Marbles - Credit: Wayoutback
  • Canoying at Katherine Gorge - Credit: Wayoutback
    Canoying at Katherine Gorge - Credit: Wayoutback
  • Rock Formations at the Devils Marbles
    Rock Formations at the Devils Marbles
  • Outback Road, Northern Territory
    Outback Road, Northern Territory

Day 1: Alice Springs to Banka Banka

  • An early start from Alice Springs YHA
  • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn (only 20% of the Northern Territory lays south of this point) 
  • Explore Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu); a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another.
  • Finish the day just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station, the camp for the night.

Day 6: Bank Banka to Katherine

  • Stop for a drink at the famous Daly Waters Pub, a great spot for a cold beer, and a bit of history
  • Take a soak at the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees.
  • Your camp for tonight is nice and close to the thermal pools.

Day 7: Katherine to Darwin

  • Experience the grandeur of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park where ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create an epic gorge.
  • Take a boat cruise or canoe (seasonal) through the gorge (both optional and additional cost)
  • Relax and watch the changing landscape as you travel to the northern city of Darwin.
  • Your accommodation tonight is hostel dormitory style.


  • 1 night at Alice Springs YHA
  • Pick up Alice Springs YHA
  • Professional, fun, and local guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus
  • 2 Nights camping with equipment included
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • All meals whilst on tour
  • Drop off to Darwin CBD accommodation
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Tours Depart

Season Departs Departure Location Departure Time Finishes Finish Time (approx)
Nov- Apr Saturdays Alice Springs YHA 6:00am Darwin CBD 5:30pm
Please book for the date you want to jump on the tour
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A sleeping bag is mighty useful for this tour. You can hire one from your guide for $30, or bring your own. Let us know when you book if you need a sleeping bag.
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Cancellation and Amendment Fees


Due to the discount offered and the structure of this package - it is non-refundable once confirmed.


Each amendment (not cancellation) to the original booking, after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person and per amendment.

Amendments are subject to availability.

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  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel & Tours consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Travel & Tours and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:


  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.


  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

 YHA Membership

This YHA Travel and Tours product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
  • If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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Last updated 9th January 2020

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