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Reviews Average rating 4.50 (maximum 5) from 1 reviews
Duration Three days
Destinations Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Mt Connor, 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 Springs) 1.10pm (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 This Wayoutback 3 Day adventure offers a value for money Red Centre experience featuring private and remote permanent campsites with facilities that are quite unique. Imagine showering under hot water generated from a wood burner! Travel in an air-conditioned minibus and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your experienced guide – all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world .... and of course you will hike, climb and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon!
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
You’re on your way to the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. Australian pioneers originally used camels for transport and cartage and you now have the opportunity to check out the view from atop at the Outback Camel Farm at Stuarts Well (own expense). We turn off the Stuart Highway at Erldunda and while your guide refuels the vehicle, you can check out the Aboriginal art and craft on display. The first monolith you will see is Mount Connor (Atila), an imposing mesa located on a flat salt pan – not to be confused with Uluru which is some 100km further along the track.
After we arrive at the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park your guide will collect those joining us at Yulara Airport and then take you on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it’s time for a good night’s rest for another active day tomorrow.
• Stuarts Well • Ebenezer Roadhouse • View Mt. Connor (Atila) • Uluru • Base Walk / Climb at Uluru • Cultural Centre • Sunset at Uluru
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night. Our campsite really is ‘wayoutback’, set in a private location on this working cattle station.
• Uluru / Kata Tjuta Sunrise • Kata Tjuta • Kings Creek Station
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch)
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon.
• Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park • Alice Springs
**Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Inclusions Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Exclusions Sleeping bag hire (if applicable)
Note Flights must arrive at Ayers Rock Airport on or before 1.05 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 Our safaris are true outback camping adventures that include walking, hiking and swimming as we explore the wonders of Central Australia. We walk an average of about 2-3km each day so a reasonable level of fitness is required, particularly in the summer months with high temperature levels. Be aware that it is adventure camping rather than soft camping so good health is important.
What To Bring Sunscreen, torch/flashlight, camera (plus batteries!), mosquito repellent, towel, toiletries, any medication, 1.5L water bottle. Water bottles can be purchased on the morning of departure (Alice Springs), In summer, shorts & shirt is sufficient, swimwear for a refreshing dip in the Garden of Eden is a must (BYO towel) In winter, warm clothes are essential as temperatures can drop to below zero.
Child Policies We do not take children under 15 years of age.
Childrens Rate $395.00
Read reviews of 3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Red Centre Safari (WD03) from other travellers:
Brilliant tour - stunningly beautiful destinations and great company. Bernie(guide) truly made the trip- a real genuine Aussie bloke - a cheeky chappy, a good laugh dawn til dusk. Sleeping under the stars made the trip all the more authentic. Food could be improved but overall, this trip was most definitely the highlight of my time in Australia. Couldn't recommend enough.
Reviewed by: Charlie, May 2013
3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Red Centre Safari (WD03)
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