About Us

Why Choose Wayoutback for your Central Australian Outback Tour

Unlike our major competitors, some of whom are part of large Multinational companies, Wayoutback is owner operated and run locally from our offices in Alice Springs and  Darwin. After 17 years of touring we remain passionate about what we do and know well the areas in which we travel. We support a host of local businesses in the regions we operate including a number with indigenous ownership as well as working with numerous cattle stations on whose land we camp or have access to traverse. 

We are not however a "cottage industry", we are a professional operation employing 20 full time staff, 50 tour guides as well as many casual staff who keep the wheels turning. We currently operate 50 vehicles ranging from small luxury 4WD's to 24 seat busses, as well as our medium sized 16 & 17 seat 4WD's, right up to our 21 seat 4wd's. Our reputation is second to none within the tourism industry winning several Tourism Awards over the years and boasting an overwhelming number of very satisfied customers some of who's supportive comments can be found on Facebook and Trip Advisor. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and on developing innovative products, particularly around indigenous tourism and niche products such as our Photographic and Bird Watching Safaris.

You can be sure that when choosing to travel with Wayoutback, you will experience the passion, knowledge and commitment we feel for the unique areas we choose to live and share, all within our beautiful, rugged and remote Northern Territory.

Promoting Aboriginal Experiences

Wayoutback has always been a strong advocate of promoting and sharing Aboriginal culture and supporting Aboriginal enterprises. We impart information on Aboriginal history and the binding relationship the indigenous inhabitants of Australia share and experience with the land. Developing such relationships enables our customers to get an insight and understanding into the rich and diverse indigenous way of life first hand.

We have visited many indigenous communities over the years and in 2017 begin a new relationship with Maraku@Uluru, an Indigenous enterprise based at Uluru. For those choosing more in depth and remote experiences please email charters@wayoutback.com.au.

Always Striving to Go One Better

Some years ago Wayoutback created Walking Country which provides fully guided and catered walks along the Larapinta Trail. The Larapinta Trail runs 230km’s along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Starting from the Old Telegraph Station on the outskirts of Alice Springs and heading west along the ranges through a variety of desert habitats before rewarding walkers with 360° vistas from Mount Sonder – the highest point and the end of the Trail. Walking Country is also our charter based company offering personalised touring for those seeking an even more exclusive and unique experience.

As part of our philosophy and ambition to be the best tour operator in the NT, we have raised the bar to many aspects of our tours that can have a large bearing on your overall experience. Some of these include getting exclusive access to 4WD along bush tracks through remote Outback cattle stations, visiting inspirational Aboriginal Community's, offering remote camp sites away from the crowds with permanent tents, late model well maintained vehicles, our Eco certification and ROC accreditations, our extensive guide training and staff dedication, getting a large amount of agent support both domestically and Internationally by consistent delivery of a quality product, our commitment to OH&S, and sales representatives based in the UK and around Australia. Our international marketing spend is greater than any competitor in our market ensuring the NT is well represented on the International stage, and our feedback on Trip Advisor and overall customer satisfaction speaks for itself.