4 Day

4WD ULURU RED CENTRE WALLABY DREAMING TOUR

Want to go on a Red Centre tour that includes more than the usual Outback travel icons? The Wallaby Dreaming tour is perfect for travellers who want to visit Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka, but also see more of what the Red Centre has to offer. Travel by 4WD with a maxium of 16 guests to the West MacDonnell Ranges where you can hike, swim and explore the ancient landscapes of the Australian Outback.

 

For those that love their creature comforts, spend your nights in permanent remote campsites, complete with permanent tents, hot showers and a comfortable bed. For those that seek adventure, sleep out under the stars in a traditional Aussie swag with a million star view of the clear southern skies. This Red Centre tour is what Outback travel is all about – exploration, adventure and reflection.

4 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Wallaby Dreaming Tour

TOUR CODE

4 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Wallaby Dreaming Tour

$1,075 AUD

Alice Springs

  • Tours Departs

    Alice Springs, 6:00am, Outback Hotel, 1pm, Airport, meets all flights

  • Tours Finishes

    Alice Springs, 5:30pm

  • Tour Style

    Classic 4WD

  • Transportation Style

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Open Aged

  • Accommodation Style

    Permanent Tent with Bed

  • Meals Included

    3 Breakfast - 4 Lunch - 3 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

    Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, Aboriginal Guided walk and Dot Painting workshop at Uluru, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment, including permanent tent with beds and mattress. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire, towel and drinking water (please provide your own bottle).

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Adult AUD $1,050 + $25 park fee
Child AUD $1,050 + $12.50 park fee

Tour Itinerary


(Lunch / Dinner) After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime (For those commencing the tour at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport). Our journey begins heading south through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. Stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip.

After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, we head to the Cultural Centre for the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). We then head to the base of Uluru where we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. This experience is followed by a hands-on dot painting session where you will take your artwork as a memento of your experience.

Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, away from the crowds, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Afterwards settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Rising early, watch the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to our campsite well away from the hustle and bustle of the public viewing area. Afterwards depart for Kata Tjuta and a hike through the "Valley of the Winds". Enjoy lunch before heading to Kings Creek Station and our private campsite, miles from the crowds where the feeling of ‘wayoutback’ starts to take hold. After a campfire dinner, kick back and be mesmerised by the millions of stars on display.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) This morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. After Watarrka we 4WD along the famous Mereenie Loop Road looking 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.

(Breakfast / Lunch) Spend today exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Travelling 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”, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor and Ormiston Waterhole.

We journey on to the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit still used to this day by the Traditional owners. See the natural ochres that have provided materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years.

Afterwards, we travel on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata.

Late in the afternoon we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 5.30pm. After a hot shower, join your fellow travellers for a farewell meal, some laughs and a few cold ales.

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 4 days.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • We recommend guests arrive on the Jetstar or Virgin Australia flights into Ayers Rock. Although we collect guests arriving on the later Qantas service, please note guests will not receive a full experience at Uluru should they choose this service.
  • Clients joining at Ayers Rock Airport or Resort will do so after the tour lunch has been provided and therefore lunch if required will be at own expense.  
  • 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). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation. If commencing at Ayers Rock please ensure you have an overnight bag/backpack with the items you require for the 4 days packed inside as your large luggage will be stored in the vehicle and not accessible during the tour.
  • In order to maximise your touring experience of Uluru, we recommend that you arrive into Ayers Rock Airport before 1:05pm. The first pick up from the airport is 1:30pm. It is however possible to start this tour with a pick-up on later flights (up to and including the Qantas SYD-AYQ service, which arrives at 2.50pm), Passengers being collected at 3.10 pm (2.50 pm flight) will miss the Cultural Centre and due to time restrictions will take a shorter Uluru walk. They will still be able to do a base walk, just not the entire base of Uluru. Passengers being collected earlier than the above will not miss any of the sights except they will not be provided with lunch and will had to have eaten prior to pick up.
  • National Park Fees are not included in the tour price and must be paid direct to Wayoutback in advance of travel when booking your tour through an agency. When booking direct on our website, fees are paid at the time of booking.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory and evidence of cover is required to be sighted on morning of departure.