Wayoutback was established in 1999 and since this time has forged an enviable reputation from within the tourism industry and from the thousands of very satisfied customers who recommend us to other adventure travellers.

We are the adventure seeker specialist based  in Central Australia. Our 14 years experience in exploring Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Palm Valley , the West MacDonnell Ranges and the Larapinta Trail has been extended to include Kakadu, Litchfield National Park, Tasmania & Sydney to Cairns . If you want to experience the “icons, culture and the traditions” of Australia  in small groups, then Wayoutback is for you.

Our Commitment to Offering Authentic Aboriginal Interaction

We believe that to get a thorough understanding of Central Australia then meeting and interacting with local Aboriginal people is paramount. They have been living in the area for in excess of 20,000 years and have a unique history and relationship with the land. To hear their stories first-hand will give you an insight you won’t forget in a hurry. 

The Oak Valley Aboriginal Community south of Alice Springs is an inspirational Aboriginal owned and operated tour business and community which we visit on our 2.5 and 5 Day Safaris. It lies in beautiful desert country boasting its own fossil field, rock carvings and paintings as well as an olive plantation. Here you can learn directly from local Aboriginal people about their way of life, art and hunting, etc. To read more visit the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community page.The pages must be changed to delete spear & boomerang throwing, school of the air etc

You can’t put a price on a once in a lifetime experience

Wayoutback  tour will be one of the highlights of your trip to Australia, so why not make it “super special” by really getting in amongst it rather than just seeing it (big difference).

The name “WAYOUTBACK” typifies our belief that the only way to experience the authentic Australian Outback  is to get far away from the crowds in small groups (max.16), bounce your way along bush tracks in a 4WD, swim in remote waterholes, camp in the middle of nowhere, cook over an open camp fire and drift off to sleep under the stars by the fire – a truly Outback Australian tradition!

"Opened my eyes to the real outback, not just the tourist destinations." (typical end of safari comment)

Because we are a genuine small group operator, we may not be the cheapest tour around but we’re confident we are the best and offer the best value. All our vehicles and equipment are of a very high standard, our campsites are well chosen spots away from other tourists and our guides are well trained and friendly. It's also often the little things that can make the difference to your adventure tour - fresh plunger coffee and herbal teas, chilled face towels when the mercury is high and top quality equipment to give you that feeling of confidence.

Small is beautiful

Wayoutback is the last of the genuine small group operators based out of Alice Springs. We carry a maximum of only 16 passengers on our “Classic” style tours. Our Classic tour fleet is late model air conditioned Toyota Landcruiser and Mitsubishi Canter 4WDs which are specially modified for “the bush”.

The smaller group numbers provide our Guides with greater  flexibility and versatility not generally available with larger group sizes so they can showcase the many unique features of this beautiful region. It is fair to state that those who travel WAYOUTBACK actually realise the true “Aussie” outback in a friendly and relaxed manner, which enhances our reputation as the premier small group 4-wheel drive adventure tour company in Central Australia.

Taking our environmental responsibilities seriously

Australia possess’s a diverse array of environments, some of the most delicate on the planet. More so than many other tourist destinations, the Red Centre is a very fragile environment and so in order to preserve our own future we need to ensure all our activities are sustainable and representative of all facets of the region including indigenous culture.

Wayoutback operates the only Level IV Advanced Eco-Certified Tours from its base in Alice Springs. It is the highest acknowledgement for environmental understanding, operational practices and cultural representation as defined by Ecotourism Australia.

Respect Our Culture Program

Wayoutback has recently been granted  Level IV Respect our Culture (ROC) Certification. This program recognizes our sustainable business philosophy on, environmental recognition of, cultural respect to  & protocols towards the Indigenous families and peoples of the great southern land and particularly to those families we support within the Red Centre.

Climate Action Certification Program

Wayoutback Australian Safaris has just realised Climate Action Certification over its entire Northern Territory touring operations. The Climate Action Certification Program (CACP) is dedicated to ranking efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The CACP  is administered and audited  jointly by Sustainable Tourism Australia  & Eco Tourism Australia.

Our "not so wayout" mission is to make your tour one of the most memorable you'll ever have.

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