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Explorers Way


Named after John McDouall Stuart, the first explorer to successfully cross the continent from north to south and return in 1862, this route passes through the outback and red desert country to the Territory’s lush tropical Top End. Book your vehicle with maui and download the Explorers Way app with Mates Rates to save along the way. Our Alice Springs Campervan and Car hire branch location can be found here.


7 Days


Alice Springs to Darwin


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All year round


  • Alice Springs
  • West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Tennant Creek
  • Daly Waters
  • Katherine
  • Mataranka
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Darwin

The Journey


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Day 1
Alice Springs

Day 2
West MacDonnell Ranges

Day 3
Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Day 4
Tennant Creek to Daly Waters

Day 5
Daly Waters to Katherine via Mataranka

Day 6
Katherine to Litchfield National Park

Day 7
Litchfield National Park to Darwin

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