5 Day

4WD ULURU RED CENTRE KANGAROO DREAMING TOUR

Join this 5 Day 4WD Central Australia adventure tour for the ultimate Outback travel experience to Uluru and often missed Red Centre highlights. 

 

Tour Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Watarrka and the West MacDonnell Ranges and experience the Australian Outback in an authentic way - camping at remote private bush camps, driving on bush tracks and visiting Rainbow Valley located on the traditional lands of the Upper Southern Arrernte people, known to them as Wurre.

THIS TOUR IS ON SALE

SAVE $80 | Was $1,250, Now $1,170
Travel from 1 Sep 2017 to 31 March 2018

5 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Kangaroo Dreaming Tour

TOUR CODE

5 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Kangaroo Dreaming Tour

$1,275 AUD

Alice Springs or Ayers Rock

  • Tour Departs

    Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Alice Springs - 6am, Outback Pioneer Hotel - 1pm, Ayers Rock Airport - flights arriving prior to 2pm.

  • Tour Finishes

    Alice Springs, 5:30pm

  • Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 16 Travellers

  • Transportation Style

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Open Aged

  • Accommodation Style

    Permanent Tent with Bed or Swag under the Stars

  • Meals Included

    4 Breakfast - *5 Lunch - 4 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

    Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, Aboriginal Guided walk and Dot Painting workshop at Uluru, Aboriginal Cultural experience at Oak Valley* (after 1 October 2017), all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment, including permanent tent with beds and mattress or optional swag except night 4 where we bush camp with swags only available. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire (and blankets in winter), towel and drinking water (please provide your own bottle).

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2019

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Adult AUD $1,250 + $25 park fee
Child AUD $1,250 + $12.50 park fee
Adult - On Sale! AUD $1,170 + $25 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 meet you from your flight at the airport).

Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling 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). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru we 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 travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, 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. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area.

Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at 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. 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) 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 travel to Kings Creek Station for our second night’s remote outback campsite. 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.

(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 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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 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 4WD into our remote campsite located at Hugh River. Tonight, it is just us and the wilds, providing a great opportunity for star gazing without the interference of artificial light. Spend the night around the campfire, in this scenically stunning part of the outback.

Breakfast / Lunch) This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast giving us the opportunity to relax in the remote outback before four wheel driving through the Owen Springs Reserve, following the footsteps of the first European explorers. This 1570 square kilometre reserve was formally owned by Sir Sidney Kidman and is rich in Australian Pastoral history.

The 4WD route boasts amazing scenery as it follows the Hugh River, lined with shady River Red Gums. Stop and check out the homestead ruins, the site of the first homestead build in Central Australia. Boasting an array of bird life keep a look out for Red Tailed Black Cockatoos and Major Mitchell’s.

At the end of the track we cross over the Stuart Highway and continue to 4WD into Rainbow Valley, rich in important archaeological sites and artefacts that are evidence of ancient Aboriginal connections to this area. Boasting scenic sandstone bluffs that change colour in the changing light of day, spend some time exploring the area including the short claypan walk with several viewing platforms providing magnificent views of the area. Afterwards, we make the journey back to Alice Springs and your chosen 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.

Tour Itinerary (After 1 October 2017)


(Lunch / Dinner) Departing 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 visit Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. 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 travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, 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. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area.

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) 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 travel to Kings Creek Station for our second night’s remote outback campsite. 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.

(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 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.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 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 will 4WD into our remote bush camp. Tonight it is just us and the wilds, providing a great opportunity to star gaze away from the city lights from the comfort of your swag.

(Breakfast / Lunch) After a hearty breakfast we cross the famous Owen Springs Reserve, 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 Ewaninga Art site before returning to your accommodation approximately 5.30pm.

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. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tour itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle and hat with sunscreen when boarding tour at Ayers Rock Resort or airport.
  • We recommend guests arrive on the Jetstar or Virgin Australia flights into Ayers Rock. 
  • *Clients joining at Ayers Rock Airport or Resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is 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 2 days packed inside as your large luggage will be stored in the vehicle and not accessible during the tour. 
  • 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 highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.
  • *Oak Valley Aboriginal Community may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.
  • Camping is in swags on night 4 (after 1 October 2017)
  • Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other