This Red Centre tour offers an unforgettable 4WD experience for time-poor travellers who want to see Central Australia on a tight schedule. With this Outback tour commencing in Alice Springs and finishing at Ayers Rock Resort, you’ll see Uluru, visit the Olgas and experience the best of Outback travel. Travelling with an experienced tour guide and other active travellers from all over the world, you’ll spend the night at a remote campsite complete with comfortable safari tents. Wayoutback know this area of Central Australia intimately, and are specialists at organising and leading Red Centre tours – join the tour group and find out why.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional tour 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) and park entry fee
What you need 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 3 days.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Flights must depart Ayers Rock Airport on or after 1.30pm. Flight details must be provided at time of booking.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) during business hours at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
- Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg).
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
Get ready for a taste of Outback travel! After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early at approximately 6.00am, we complete ticketing and introductions and then hit the road on our adventure tour of a lifetime. Travel south to Erldunda, through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a camel ride if you're keen (own expense). Then, travel to Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse to view or purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts. On the way to Uluru we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our tour.
After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we head to the Cultural Centre to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa) before a short, guided walk at the base of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it.
Of course no Uluru tour would be complete without experiencing the famous changing colours of an Uluru sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert.
Day 2 (Breakfast)
Wake early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite. Early mornings are known for being a magical time in the desert and one of the best times to see Uluru. Afterwards, travel 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 being transferred back to Ayers Rock Airport your Red Centre tour comes to an end. Although a short one, this Central Australia tour gives you a good taste of what Outback travel is about.