The price quoted on the departure date for ''more than a day'' tours covers all days of the tour.
Duration Five days
Operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Destinations Alice Springs, Glen Helen, Gosse Bluff, Hermannsburg, Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Mt Connor, Palm Valley, Redbank Gorge, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departs from Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick up from your accommodation
Departure Time 06.00 AM (Alice), 1PM (Uluru)
Returns/Ends At Early evening (Alice Springs)
Suitable for Those wanting a genuine outdoor adventure with a reasonable amount of walking, swimming and hiking.
Itinerary Our ‘Kangaroo Dreaming’ Safari is the ultimate 5 Day 4WD Central Australia adventure safari. We’ll tour Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Watarrka and the West MacDonnell Ranges but more importantly, we’ll get to truly experience the outback in an authentic way - camping at remote private bush camps, driving on bush tracks and visiting the *Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Oak Valley is an inspirational community boasting an olive plantation, Aboriginal rock carvings and paintings and an ancient fossil field.
5 DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road for five fantastic days of adventure and fun. (For those commencing at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel at 1.10pm or the airport at 2pm.)
On our way to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park with a few stops along the way for refreshments, a camel ride (own expense) or a chance to purchase some Aboriginal paintings or artifacts. The afternoon is devoted to enjoying the sites of Uluru, including a visit to the Cultural Centre where you can learn about the Tjukurpa (Aboriginal law/religion), a full base walk or a chance to climb (weather permitting) should you choose. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it.
It's then time to view the magnificent sunset on Uluru accompanied with a glass or two of sparkling wine before returning to the campsite for a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and time to sit back to contemplate the day's events.
• Stuarts Well • Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse • View Mt Connor (Atila) • Ayers Rock Resort • Cultural Centre • Uluru • Base Walk/Climb • Sunset at Uluru
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After watching the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to our campsite, it's breakfast and then off to Kata Tjuta for a 7km hike through the magnificent "Valley of the Winds". After a leisurely lunch we head to Curtin Springs Cattle Station with plenty of time to get a close look at a typical working cattle station before we travel to Kings Creek Station for our second nights bush camp. Our private campsite at Kings Creek is miles from the crowds, which is where the feeling of ‘wayoutback’ really starts to take hold. After a campfire dinner it's time to kick back and be mesmerised by the millions of stars on display.
• Uluru / Kata Tjuta Sunrise • Kata Tjuta • Ayers Rock Resort • Curtin Springs Station • Kings Creek Station
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre and the Lost City plus swim in the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’ if you’re keen. After Watarrka we 4WD along the famous Mereenie Loop Road where you will be shaken and not stirred! Look out for wildlife along the way before arriving at our permanent camp at Glen Helen, nearby the stunning waterhole that the Traditional owners of this land believe is home to an ancient and powerful Rainbow Serpent.
• Watarrka (Kings Canyon) • 4 x 4 Driving • Mereenie Loop Road • Glen Helen
Day 4 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Spend today exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Travel off road to Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the “Ghost Gum Walk” before four wheel driving through the Owen Springs Reserve following the footsteps of the first European explorers . Tonight we rest at Owen Springs, spending a night 'Wayoutback' under the southern stars, complete with campfire, a hearty meal and imagining what it was like for our first explorers discovering this raw and remote part of the Outback.
• Ormiston Gorge • Owen Springs Reserve • Ghost Gum Walk • Bush Camp
Day 5 (Breakfast / Lunch)
After a hearty breakfast we cross the famous Hugh River Stock with our destination the inspirational Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Spend time with the Traditional owners exploring the land, try your hand at Boomerang throwing, see ancient rock art paintings and carvings and gain a personal experience of the profound understanding the owners have of this pristine remote environment.
Travelling back to Alice Springs via the Old South Road, stop in at the Erwinga Art site before returning to your accommodation approximately 5.30pm. After returning to civilisation, a hot shower awaits before joining your fellow travellers for a farewell meal, laugh and few cold ales.
•Oak Valley Aboriginal Community • Erwinga Art Site • Alice Springs
*Oak Valley Aboriginal Community may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.
**Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
Inclusions Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, pillow, sleeping bag hire, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Exclusions National Park fees
Note Flights must arrive at Ayers Rock Airport on or before 1.30 pm. Flight details must be provided at time of booking please. Clients joining at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense. Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle and hat with sunscreen when boarding tour at Ayers Rock Airport.
Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers. This clause is included as a duty of care to protect our travellers & all levels of the travel distribution chain, but excludes those nationals of countries where local law prohibits a compulsory service that is not included in the tour price. Whilst Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for these nationals, we will not apply these booking conditions where law prohibits it. However, all travellers will be expected to sign a waiver before commencing their tour acknowledging that they are aware of the increased risks associated with Adventure Travel & that they understand that Wayoutback will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, delay, accident or injury sustained whilst on tour with us.
Please call our Reservations Team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
Fitness Level Medium level of fitness required
What To Bring Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 5 days.
Child Policies We do not take children under 5 years of age.