This unique 2.5 Day West MacDonnell Ranges adventure safari offers the very best of the Alice Springs region as well as two nights out bush, camping under our magnificent southern stars. Travelling in a 4WD vehicle with a genuine small group, we explore highlights such as Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge, Owen Springs Reserve and visit Oak Valley Aboriginal Community for a personal insight into indigenous culture.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, all bedding, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and national 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.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
- Safari is not suitable to children under 8 years.
- Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg).
Day 1 (Dinner)
You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 3.30pm and travel to our private campsite at Glen Helen.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Spend today exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Travel off road 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” before four wheel driving through the Owen Springs Reserve following the footsteps of the first European explorers . Tonight we rest at Owen Springs, spending a night 'Wayoutback' under the southern stars, complete with campfire, a hearty meal and imagining what it was like for our first explorers discovering this raw and remote part of the Outback.
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch)
After a hearty breakfast we cross the famous Hugh River Stock Route with 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 Erwinga Art site before returning to your 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.
*Oak Valley Aboriginal Community may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.