Alice Springs To Darwin - 3 Day 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 - Devils Marbles

It is an early morning start as we head up North. The first stop is the Tropic of Capricorn, 80% of the Northern Territory lies north of this point. Further along the track are the Devil Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of each other. We finish the day at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night. 

Day 2 - Mataranka Thermal Pools

No trip to the 'Territory' is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub. Experience the local culture and a great chance to have a cold beer. Later in the day we stop off at Mataranka Thermal Pools where you can soak in the lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees, We then Journey to Katherine and our overnight camp.

Day 3 - Katherine Gorge

This morning takes us to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge). Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. There is the option of a cruise or seasonal paddle through the peaceful water (own cost). In the afternoon relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel into Darwin.


Australia is a beautiful and remote place. While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as described, on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make changes due to weather conditions and cultural significance.

This tour also operates from Darwin to Alice Springs.


  • 3 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Tour, with an experienced tour guide
  • Pick up in Alice Springs and drop off in Darwin
  • All meals on tour
  • Sightseeing and park fees
  • Camping equipment
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Option to add 2 nights discounted multishare accommodation. 1 night at Alice Springs YHA before and 1 night Darwin YHA after your tour
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Tours Depart

Departs Alice Springs YHA 6:00am
Arrives Darwin YHA on Day 3 Approximately 5:30pm
April to October Tuesday - Saturday
November to March Tuesday
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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From 01/01/2018 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Alice Springs to Darwin Tour 2 $490
Alice Springs to Darwin Tour + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation 4 $548
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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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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.

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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.
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Last updated 9th January 2020

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