Alice Springs to Darwin
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Day 1: Alice Springs to Banka Banka
We pass by 23' 26' 22' south of the equator (otherwise known as the Tropic of Capricorn) before stopping at Barrow Creek's historic Telegraph Station - it'll make your mobile phone seem like the space age!
Precariously balanced on their rocky perch are the Devils Marbles, a site sacred to its traditional owners.
Day 2: Banka Banka to Katherine Gorge
No visit to the Top End would be complete without a visit to the famed Daly Waters pub, a quintessential outback roadhouse and watering hole for travellers from far and wide. The tiny town is also home to Australia's first international airport (but you wouldn't guess it!). Mataranka lies in the heart of the never-never, and you'll feel a million miles from anywhere as you soak in the steamy thermal springs.
Day 3: Katherine Gorge to Darwin
The gorge is all yours this morning, with a half day to spend canoeing or cruising the spectacular waters.
Day 4: Darwin to Mary River
A refreshing start to your day: the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, followed by the spectacular Mary River Wetlands. Birds aren't the only wildlife abundant around here!
Day 5+6 Mary River to Kakadu National Park head to Darwin
We discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Clamber to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Next it's on to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), where a hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in this season are dry and we decide to visit Florence Falls and Gunlom falls.