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Rock N Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19

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  • Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park
  • Sunset at Ubirr
  • Visit Litchfield National Park
The Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 tour starts in Alice Springs and ends in Litchfield Park. The Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 is an Explorer tour that takes 12 days taking you from Alice Springs to Litchfield Park and 6 other destinations in Oceania. The Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Nothing can quite prepare you for the sight of Uluru. But when you’ve caught your breath, switch red rocks and wide open spaces for lush rainforest and wildlife wherever you look. Learn about Aboriginal life and get refreshed in the waterfalls and natural pools of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, before rolling into Darwin. Yeah, it’s good to be you.
Please note: For departures dates in 2017/18 please check out 12 Day Rock n Top
Kakadu, here we come. Inside the 20,000 square kilometre park, we’ll head to the village of Jabiru and check out the Bowali Visitors Centre. Fancy getting high and mighty? You could take an optional scenic flight over the Escarpment that borders Kakadu and Arnhemland. For the next two nights you’ll be calling the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, like-worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. Tonight, get to know your coach mates tonight over dinner.

Wet season itineraries Nov – May will vary slightly and will be adjusted to suit the conditions of the day. All included available sights and walks that are open and can be accessed will remain on the itinerary.

Included today:
-Bowali Visitor Centre
-National Park entry

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Kakadu scenic flight
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)

Optional Activities:
-Yellow Water Billabong Cruise (wet season only)

Meals:
-Breakfast
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
On today’s line up we’ve got an optional cruise through the stunning Katherine Gorge on the cards. Get those cameras ready, it’s gonna be pretty awesome. After, we get back on the famous Stuart Highway as we head for Batchelor, the gateway to Litchfield National Park.

Included today:

Optional activities:
Boat cruise in Katherine Gorge

Meals:
-Breakfast
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. If you’re feeling brave or having a #YOLO moment, take the opportunity to get up (very) close and personal with Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Eek!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional Activities:
-Close encounters with Australian wildlife at Crocosaurus Cove
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
Today we’ll take to the skies, bound for Alice Springs where you’ll meet up with your new Northern Territory crew.

Meals:
-Breakfast
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
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
-Harley Davidson rides
-Camel ride in the outback
-Skydiving
-Sounds of Silence
-Guided astrology tour
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
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
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
what’s included
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 10 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Internal flight/s as marked on trip map
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Awesome Driver Guide
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Alice Springs and from Litchfield Park are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 12 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Alice Springs, Australia/Litchfield Park, Australia
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A deposit of 89 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 05 January 2018 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Rock n Top (ex. Darwin) 2018-19 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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