Wayoutback Desert Safaris operate late model 4WD Toyota Landcruiser, 4WD Mitsubishi Canters & 4WD Isuzu EcoV Trucks. All our vehicles have been modified or custom built to suit the harsh Australian outback conditions.
No Sparing the Horses on Maintenance
All vehicles and trailers are highly maintained with no expense spared. All vehicles have a minor service and inspection every 5000km with a major service and inspection every 20,000km. All vehicles are inspected after every tour and comply with the Northern Territory Motor Vehicle Registration accreditation and specification standards for TV (tourist vehicle) plated vehicles.
All Wayoutback vehicles have factory fitted or aftermarket air-conditioners fitted, providing comfortable vehicle interior temperatures during our summer months. While every attempt and great expense goes into the purchase and maintenance of these air-conditioners, their guaranteed function cannot be given.
As an example, our most recent vehicle purchase was a brand new $180,000 purpose built Mitsubishi 4WD Canter complete with a $10,000 bus grade air-conditioner unit. On its maiden voyage the pipes leading from the motor to the unit cracked rendering the unit inoperable. It has since been modified with regular maintenance preformed.
This is due simply to the long distances we travel and the rough terrain our vehicles are subjected to. The corrugations on unsealed outback roads are relentless and the vibrations from these corrugations can cause breakages beyond our control and can happen at any time.
As mentioned , our vehicles are serviced regularly, but even our best attempts and continual upgrades are sometimes no match for our harsh environment. If an air-conditioner failure occurs whilst on tour, our guides have more traditional ( & fun) ways of keeping you cool. This is an adventure safari, where the unexpected can happen. Spare a thought for the pastoralists only 30 years ago – Vehicles that took twice as long to travel the distances we can in these flash trucks. There were no sealed roads back then. Their Air Conditioner was – wind down the window and put a damp cloth on your head – as the hot air poured in. They were tough ol’ buggars. What about those early pioneers who travelled the outback on horseback, camels and walking! We won’t make you walk though!
If you're not Comfy, you won't be Happy
All our equipment is purchased with quality and durability in mind. Our swags for example are fitted with Dunlop high density foam mattresses. This mattress is the best and most comfortable money can buy. We hire out good quality sleeping bags rated to minus 5° for those cold desert nights; likewise, we hire out light weight summer sleeping bags if required for our balmy summer evenings.
For Private Charters our swags are fitted with sheets, pillows and doonas (duvets) for your added comfort. Tents, eskys (Coolers), pots and pans, camp ovens, utensils and crockery are all chosen for presentation and serviceability. While we do venture into the outback, it doesn’t mean we have to totally rough it!
Your comfort and safety is important to your overall experience and enjoyment. If you are not happy, you will not recommend us to others. This is unacceptable to us.