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6 Day, 5 Night 4WD Red Centre Tour - Desert Dreaming

The ultimate Outback travel experience to Uluru!

map Alice Springs, Australia
Duration
Duration
6 days, 5 nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
18 ppl
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All Ages
Meals
Meals
5 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 5 Dinner
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive
Air Conditioned 4WD Truck
Tent
Tent
Permanent Tent w/ Bed or Swag Under The Stars
From AUD $1925
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Children: AUD $1795
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What's Included

  • Embark on an incredible 6-day tour that's the ultimate Outback Experience!
  • Bush camping under the stars at remote campsites
  • Witness sunset and sunrise at Uluru
  • Two professional guides
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • All meals (as listed on itineraries)
  • Camping equipment including permanent tent with beds and mattress or optional swag
  • All linen including pillow, pillowcase, and fitted sheet
  • Sleeping bag hire and towel
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • All camping and National Park permit fees, plus indigenous cultural experience

 

Where You Visit:

  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Canyon
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Mereenie Loop
  • Tyler's Pass
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Mount Sonder Lookout
  • Atila (Mount Conner)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join this 6 Day 4WD Central Australia adventure tour for the ultimate Outback experience to Uluru and often missed Red Centre highlights. This tour offers an authentic outback adventure travelling with a small group in a purpose-built four-wheel drive vehicle, escorted by two professional guides.

 

As well as enjoying the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), and the West Macdonnell ranges, the tour provides the opportunity to experience the desert driving on dirt roads. Avoid the crowds by staying at remote private bush camps where you will sleep under the clearest southern stars you can imagine in a traditional swag and comfortable permanent safari tent complete with beds, pillows, and all linen. This is a journey into the heart of the Red Centre.



Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Cultural Centre and Uluru sunset



For those electing to start in Alice Springs, you will be collected from your accommodation (or nearest pickup point) for the drive to one of Australia’s most famous icons – Uluru. Guests starting at Ayers Rock Resort will join the group and then travel the short distance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.



The afternoon is dedicated to exploring this extraordinary monolith starting with an interpretive walk led by your guide, who will explain the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). You will also learn about the art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people, and visit the acclaimed Cultural Centre where you can explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna unique to this area.



Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset complete with sparkling wine and nibbles and plenty of photo opportunities. This is a great time to kick back and contemplate the vastness of the desert while getting to know your fellow travellers.



Afterward, you'll have time to settle in at the private camp, complete with a dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds. Dinner included on day 1.

 

Day 2: Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise, Kata Tjuta walks, Kings Creek Station bush camp



Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to the campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the spectacular "Valley of the Winds".




Afterward, the tour goes to Kings Creek Cattle Station for the second nights' remote private bush camp, complete with flushing bush toilets and hot showers. With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars. Tonight, listen for the sound of dingoes howling in the distance while watching the desert sky light up above you. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included on day 2.

 

Day 3: Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, Tylers Pass, remote private bush camp



The tour heads off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind-blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices, and plateaus of Watarrka. The tour visits the Amphitheatre, Lost City, and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’.

 

Afterward, the tour travels a short distance to the next stop to enjoy a well-earned lunch followed by a scenic four-wheel drive to Tyler’s Pass, which presents majestic 360-degree views of this stunning landscape. From here you will see views of Tnorala (Gosses Bluff crater) a sacred site that scientists believe to be the remnants of an object from space believed to be a comet, that crashed to earth around 142.5 million years ago. Tyler’s Pass on the famous Mereenie Loop road presents a great opportunity to spot native wildlife amongst amazing scenery.



The tour ends the afternoon at our remote bush camp in the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Sleep under the clearest skies with no light pollution. You will think that you can almost touch the stars. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included on day 3.

 

Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges, including Mt Sonder Lookout, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole, and the Ochre Pits



While having breakfast, you'll view the sunrise from camp and then head off to amazing views from Mt Sonder lookout, then it’s on to Ormiston Gorge to hike the Ghost Gum Walk followed by a swim in the rock hole. Heading further east along the ranges, the tour visits the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site still used by traditional owners for its Ochre deposits.



The tour also visits Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the West MacDonnell Ranges' most picturesque swimming and walking spots known to the locals as Udepata. After lunch, the tour drives to Owen Springs Reserve and 4WD onto Redbank Waterhole bush camp, collecting firewood along the way to keep you warm in our most remote camp of the trip. Enjoy dinner and stargazing around the campfire. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included on day 4.

 

Day 5: Camel Farm, Indigenous Cultural Experience and overnight camp at Yulara



Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before making your way to Uluru, stopping en-route at the Outback Camel Farm. Here, the tour sees how these amazing ships of the desert are so critical to the fabric of the red centre, as the oldest form of transport.



Next stop is to enjoy a well-earned lunch followed by the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic indigenous cultural experience. Enjoy a leisurely guided walk with indigenous custodians while learning about bush tucker and the healing powers of bush medicine, we also gain an insight into Aboriginal dot paintings.



The tour heads to Uluru for our final night in the outback. Viewing Atila along the way and stopping at Curtin Springs cattle station for a comfort stop, you’ll arrive at dusk at our comfortable camp for a nice hot shower. Due to the short winter days, viewing sunset on Uluru is not achievable this evening. Settle in for the last dinner together around the campfire and marvel again at some of the clearest skies you can imagine.

 

Day 6; Sunrise view of Uluru, depart Ayers Rock Resort or continue to Alice Springs



Enjoy your final breakfast in the Outback and witness sunrise over Uluru before a quick trip into the resort township. Here you will have free time to explore some of the resort facilities before boarding the airport shuttle to meet your outgoing flight or remain on the vehicle for those wishing to travel back to Alice Springs.



You will arrive in Alice Springs at approximately 4.00 pm. Accommodation is not included this night. If you are staying an extra night at Ayers Rock Resort, you may wish to participate in a range of free activities from Museum Tours to Bush Yarns.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Pick-ups commence after lunch on Day One and therefore this is not included. Please ensure you have had lunch prior to your collection as we will be travelling straight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to start the afternoon’s sightseeing.
  • Indigenous experiences cannot always be guaranteed for cultural reasons, in the event of a location or host not being available, alternative experiences of a similar nature will first be sought and failing this, refunds will be offered for this component only.
  • The maximum capacity may occasionally change to 20 people for operational reasons.
  • Days of departure may change subject to alterations in airline schedules
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack with the items you require for 3 days packed inside. Excess Luggage can be stored onsite at the Ayers Rock campsite under lock and key. At no time does the tour accept any liability for lost or stolen items, luggage is stored at owners risk.
  • Single pricing option offers guest a guaranteed single permanent tent during the Safari. As the tour does not always travel at capacity, some guests may be given a single tent without supplement on location. No refund is given for those that have paid the single option in these circumstances. Additionally, for those that have chosen single pricing and choose to sleep in a swag, no refund is offered for the single pricing paid.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
  • COVID-19 - together we can stop the spread, please seek medical attention and stay at home if you are feeling unwell

Cancellation Policy:

Due to the extensive planning and costs associated with touring, the following cancellation fees will apply in the event you should cancel for any reason.

  • Within 15-30 days of departure – 50% of total price
  • Within 14 days – 100% of total price

Due to the remote places, you visit and the adventurous nature of the safaris, Travel Insurance is highly recommended. The tour accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property.


Note: During these uncertain times, the tour operator will offer a 100% refund up until the day prior to travel for cancellations due to border closures inhibiting your ability to travel - we may ask for proof of residency in this situation. Refunds will be processed within 7 days of cancellation.  For flight cancellations and all other cancellations our standard terms of cancellation apply, we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance.
 

At times the operator may have to cancel a tour or service. In the event they do have to cancel, every effort will be made to offer a suitable alternative. If the alternative is not suitable the tour will refund your tour price in full. The tour reserves the right to cancel a tour and arrange an alternative operator (if possible) if group numbers are insufficient or combine safaris of differing standards in the event that low numbers are endangering a scheduled departure being cancelled. In this instance, passengers will always be upgraded to a higher standard product. Passengers travelling on a tour with upgraded passengers will not be entitled to refunds in these instances. The operator reserves the right to have multi-level pricing on products where it is necessary to ensure passengers' travel plans are not disrupted. In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external factors beyond our control, any potential refund will be less any unrecoverable cost which we may have incurred. Valid for bookings made from 1 July 2020 onwards and for travel until 31 March 2022.


Pickup Locations
  • A Good Rest B&B - 51 Dixon Rd @ 05:45
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers - 4 Mueller St @ 06:00
  • Alice Motor Inn - 27 Undoolya Rd @ 06:00
  • Alice on Todd - Crn South Tce & Strehlow St @ 06:10
  • Alice Tourist Apartments - Gap Rd @ 06:10
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  • A Good Rest B&B - 51 Dixon Rd @ 05:45
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers - 4 Mueller St @ 06:00
  • Alice Motor Inn - 27 Undoolya Rd @ 06:00
  • Alice on Todd - Crn South Tce & Strehlow St @ 06:10
  • Alice Tourist Apartments - Gap Rd @ 06:10
  • Alices Secret - 6 Khalick St @ 06:00
  • Aurora Alice Springs - 11 Liechhardt Tce @ 06:00
  • Ayers Rock Airport (04 Oct 2021 t0 31 Mar 2022) @ 13:00
  • Ayers Rock Airport (31st Mar 2021 to 3rd Oct 2021) @ 14:00
  • Crown Plaza - 93 Barrett Dr (Pick up from building with Purple Entrance) @ 05:45
  • Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort 1.30pm 1st Apr 2021- 3rd Oct 2021 @ 13:30
  • Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort 12.30pm 3rd Oct 2021- 31st Mar 2022 @ 12:30
  • Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort 12.30pm 4th Oct 2021- 31st Mar 2022 @ 12:30
  • Desert Palms Resort - 74 Barrett Drive @ 05:45
  • Desert Rose Inn - 15 Railway Tce @ 06:00
  • Diplomat - 20 Gregory Tce @ 06:00
  • Doubletree Hilton Alice Springs - 82 Barrett Drive @ 05:45
  • Elkira Court Motel - 65 Bath St @ 06:00
  • Gday Mate Tourist Park - 23 Palm Circuit @ 06:15
  • Hillsview Tourist Apartment - 16 Bradshaw Dr @ 06:00
  • JUMP INN - 4 Traeger Ave, The Gap @ 06:10
  • Kathys Place - 4 Cassia Ct @ 05:45
  • MacDonnell Range Holiday Park - 3 Palm Place @ 06:15
  • Mercure Hotel (was Chifley) - 34 Stott Tce @ 06:00
  • Nthaba Cottage - 83 Cromwell Drive @ 05:45
  • Quest Alice Springs - 10 South Tce @ 06:10
  • Sails in the Desert - Ayers Rock Resort @ 13:30
  • St Phillips Roundabout - Schwarz Cresent @ 06:10
  • Stuart Caravan Park @ 05:45
  • Swagmans Rest Hotel - 67 Gap Rd @ 06:10
  • The Todd Tavern - 1 Todd St @ 06:00
  • TO BE ADVISED ** @ 12:30
  • Vatu Sanctuary - Crn Knuckey St & Babidge St @ 06:10
  • White Gum Motel - 17 Gap Rd @ 05:45
  • Wintersun Caravan Park - Crn Stuart Hgw & Head St, North Stuart Hwy @ 05:45
  • WOB use only @ 13:00
  • XXLD TOUR - ATTENTION ACCOUNTS @ 14:00
  • YHA Alice Springs - 26 Parson St @ 06:00

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