3 or 4 DAY

GOANNA DREAMING RED CENTRE 4WD TOUR

Our original Uluru tour, offering an authentic outback adventure. Travel with a small group in a purpose built four-wheel drive vehicle. As well as experiencing the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), we'll give you the opportunity to really experience the desert - driving on dirt roads, avoiding the crowds and sleeping at our remote private bush camps.

 

Participate in an indigenous cultural exchange at Uluru including an Aboriginal Guided walk. Choose to sleep under the clearest southern stars you can imagine with your choice of a traditional swag or comfortable permanent safari tent complete with beds, pillows and all linen. Enjoy our Endless star dining at Uluru, with quality food cooked over the campfire. This is an emotive journey into the heart of the Red Centre.

 

This tour commences in Alice Springs early morning or Uluru after lunch with the option to finish in Alice Springs late afternoon on day 3 or for those departing directly from Uluru, we will transfer you back to the airport on day 4 in time for your departure with a nights accommodation included in Alice Springs the night before.

3 or 4 DAY

Goanna Dreaming Red Centre 4WD Tour

TOUR CODE

3 or 4 DAY

Goanna Dreaming Red Centre 4WD Tour

$860 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, Day 3, 5:30pm OR Ayers Rock, Day 4, 11.15am

  • Tour Style

    Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 21 Travellers

  • Transportation Style

    Transportation Style

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Tour Type

    Open Age

  • Accommodation Style

    Accommodation Style

    Permanent Tent with Bed & Mattress or swag under the Stars

  • Meals Included

    2 Breakfast - *3 Lunch - 2 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

    Professional guide and campsite host, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, Aboriginal Guided walk at Uluru, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment including permanent tent with beds and mattress or optional swag. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire and towel. Drinking water (please provide your own bottle).

WHY WE LOVE THIS TOUR


  • Visit the icons of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
  • Participate in an Indigenous Guided walk at Uluru 
  • Witness Sunset and Sunrise at Uluru 
  • Travel with a small group of 21 in a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle
  • Sleep under the stars in a traditional swag or our Comfortable Safari tents complete with beds in our remote private campsites
  • Optional Field of Light experience at UIuru

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Daily

3 Day | Finish Alice Springs

Adult / Child - Twin Share AUD $835 + $25 park fee
Single AUD $1,035 + $25 park fee

4 Day | Finish Ayers Rock Airport

Adult Camping/Multi Share Hostel AUD $935 + $25 park fee
Adult/Child Camping/Twin Share Hotel AUD $970 + $25 park fee
Adult Camping/Single Hotel AUD $1055 + $25 park fee
Adult Single Camping/Single Hotel AUD $1255 + $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 sharing stories and passing on traditional methods of painting that plays an important part in the sustainability of Aboriginal Culture. Starting with a walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole, at the base of Uluru, be guided by the Anangu hearing stories of this unique landscape and the connection between the art, culture and connection to the land. 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 Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.

After dinner this evening, you may choose to view the Field of Light art installation (optional and additional expense).

After being collected from a location close to your campsite you will be transferred to the Field of Light. Enjoy a walk through this incredible light display at your own pace before being transferred back to our campsite. The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Bruce Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

We highly recommend booking your Field of Light experience in advance as this does book out in advance. This can be done at the same time as placing your reservation with us. If booking on-line choose the ‘Book now’ button on this page, select your date of travel and number of passengers to display the Field of Light option under ‘OPTIONAL EXTRAS’. All Field of Light bookings are on request and will be confirmed within 24 hours of placing booking. Our reservations team will be in touch if there is no availability on your departure date, otherwise you are ready to experience this magical once in a lifetime experience.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the "Valley of the Winds". Afterwards, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights' private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower. With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars. Tonight, listen for the sound of dingoes howling in the distance while watching the desert sky light up above you.

(Breakfast / Lunch) Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical outback dirt road. We'll drop you back at your accommodation early evening and usually all meet later for a bit of a night on the town (Alice seems like the big smoke after 3 days in the bush).

For those finishing at Uluru tomorrow, a nights accommodation in Alice Springs is included tonight. (For those finishing in Alice Springs, accommodation is not included tonight).

(No meals). Departing early from your Alice Springs accommodation we make the return journey to Ayers Rock. With a short stop along the way we will get you and your baggage to Ayers Rock Airport or Resort before saying farewell to this magical destination.

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 3 days. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Our safaris are active participation based tours. We rely on the good will of all passengers to make them a success. This includes your assistance in the preparation of meals, washing up, gathering firewood and loading/unloading vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • 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 is not included. Please ensure you have had lunch prior to your collection as we will be travelling straight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to start the afternoon’s sightseeing.
  • 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 one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack. Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation. If commencing at Ayers Rock please ensure you have one day pack and a soft overnight bag/backpack with the items you require for the 3 days packed inside as your large luggage will be stored in the vehicle/trailer and will not be accessible during this time.
  • Single pricing option offers guest a guaranteed single permanent tent during the Safari. As we do not always travel at capacity, some guests may be given a single tent without supplement on location. No refund is given for those that have paid the single option in these circumstances. Additionally for those that have chosen single pricing and choose to sleep in a swag, no refund is offered for the single pricing paid.
  • *Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
  • Please be advised that your pick up time can be up to 15 minutes before or after our advertised time. For those commencing from Ayers Rock Resort please be assured that we will be along to pick you up directly after our Ayers Rock Airport collections which some days can be affected due aircraft arrival/departure delays. It is important that you confirm your collection details with us no later than 48 hours prior to departure.