This special Oktoberfest package includes a Wayoutback 3 Day/2 night Cockatoo Dreaming Red Centre adventure Safari and 2 nights dormitory accommodation including a BBQ dinner at the Haven Resort in Alice Springs (1 night before and 1 night after the Safari).
This great value for money Red Centre experience features private campsites, complete with campfire and accommodation with a million star views where you get to spend the night out under the starry skies in one of our comfortable swags. Travel in an air-conditioned minibus and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your experienced guide – all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world... and of course you will hike, climb and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon!
Tour Price Includes:
2 Nights at the Haven Backpacker Resort in a dormitory room, BBQ dinner each night and two 2 for 1 drink vouchers, 3 Day/2 Night Cockatoo Dreaming Red Centre Safari including professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, 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 (or can be hired for $20), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. Note: Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 15kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
This safari is our budget Red Centre 3 Day Safari, if you are looking for more comfort and style check out our classic Goanna, Wallaby or Kangaroo Dreaming Safaris
Please note when booking your departure date is your first nights' accommodation in Alice Springs at the Haven Backpacker Resort which is included in this package. Your Safari will depart the following day.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
Day 2 (Lunch / Dinner)
Your guide will collect you from the Haven Resort at 6.00am and you will be on your way to the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. Australian pioneers originally used camels for transport and cartage and you now have the opportunity to check out the view from atop at the Outback Camel Farm at Stuarts Well (own expense). We turn off the Stuart Highway at Erldunda and while your guide refuels the vehicle, you can check out the Aboriginal art and craft on display. The first monolith you will see is Mount Connor (Atila), an imposing mesa located on a flat salt pan – not to be confused with Uluru which is some 100km further along the track.
After we arrive at the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park your guide will collect those joining us at Yulara Airport and then take you on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it’s time for a good night’s rest for another active day tomorrow.
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive 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 lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night.
Day 4 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon. Your guide will return you to the Haven Backpacker resort where the nights accommodation in a dormitory room is included, another BBQ dinner and another 2 for 1 drink voucher.
Day 1 (BBQ Dinner and 2 for 1 Aussie Beer voucher)
Arrive in Alice Springs today at your leisure and make your way to the Haven Backpaker Resort: For a free airport transfer please go to the Alice Springs Airport Shuttle desk on arrival.
Tonight enjoy a BBQ dinner at the resort including steak, sausage, salad and fresh bread (Vegetarian optional available). We have also included a 2 for the price of 1 Aussie Beer voucher to get you into the outback Spirit.
Check out of your accommodation this morning and leave at leisure.