5 DAY

4WD ULURU RED CENTRE KANGAROO DREAMING TOUR

Join this 5 Day 4WD Central Australia adventure tour for the ultimate Outback travel experience to Uluru and often missed Red Centre highlights. 

 

You'll travel with a max of 16 other travellers in a comfortable 4WD truck. You'll hike the red sands, you'll swim in the crystal clear pools and you'll learn about Australia's landscape and indigenous people from our passionate guides. 

 

Tour Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Watarrka and the West MacDonnell Ranges and experience the Australian Outback in an authentic way - camping at remote private bush camps, driving on bush tracks and visiting Rainbow Valley located on the traditional lands of the Upper Southern Arrernte people, known to them as Wurre.

 

If you're short on time, check out our other Classic 4WD Uluru tours - the 3 Day Goanna Dreaming tour  and the 4 Day Wallaby Dreaming tour

5 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Kangaroo Dreaming Tour

TOUR CODE

5 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Kangaroo Dreaming Tour

$1,275 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, 5:30pm

  • Tour Style

    Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 16 Travellers

  • Transportation Style

    Transportation Style

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Tour Type

    Tour Type

    Open Aged

  • Accommodation Style

    Accommodation Style

    Permanent Tent with Bed or Swag under the Stars

  • Meals Included

    4 Breakfast - *5 Lunch - 4 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

    Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, Aboriginal Guided walk at Uluru, Aboriginal Cultural experience at Oak Valley, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment, including permanent tent with beds and mattress or optional swag except night 4 where we bush camp with swags only available. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire (and blankets in winter), towel and drinking water (please provide your own bottle).

WHY WE LOVE THIS TOUR


  • Incredible 5 day tour - the ultimate Outback Experience!
  • Visit the icons of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Witness Sunset and Sunrise at Uluru
  • Travel with a small group of 16 in a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle
  • Remote private campsites with traditional swag camping or our Comfortable Safari tents complete with beds 
  • Optional Field of Light experience at UIuru

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Adult AUD $1,250 + $25 park fee
Child AUD $1,250 + $12.50 park fee

1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Adult AUD $1,205
Child (5 - 15 years) AUD $1,192.50

Tour Itinerary


(Lunch / Dinner) Departing 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 the airport). Our journey begins heading south through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We visit Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. 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, away from the crowds, 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) After watching the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to our campsite, it's breakfast and then off to Kata Tjuta for a 7km hike through the magnificent "Valley of the Winds". After a leisurely lunch we travel to Kings Creek Station for our second night’s remote outback campsite. Our private campsite at Kings Creek is miles from the crowds, which is where the feeling of ‘wayoutback’ really starts to take hold.  After a campfire dinner it's time to kick back and be mesmerised by the millions of stars on display.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) This morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. After Watarrka we 4WD along the famous Mereenie Loop Road where you will be shaken and not stirred! Look out for wildlife along the way before arriving at our permanent camp within the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Spend today exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. At 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”, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor and Ormiston Waterhole.

Afterwards, visit Glen Helen Gorge, where the traditional owners of this land believe is home to an ancient and powerful Rainbow Serpen,t before journeying on to the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit still used to this day by the Traditional owners. See the natural ochres that have provided materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years.

Afterwards, we travel on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata.

Late in the afternoon we will 4WD into our remote bush camp. Tonight it is just us and the wilds, providing a great opportunity to star gaze away from the city lights from the comfort of your swag.

(Breakfast / Lunch) After a hearty breakfast we cross the famous Owen Springs Reserve, 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 Ewaninga Art site before returning to your accommodation approximately 5.30pm.

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 5 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.
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tour itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle and hat with sunscreen when boarding tour at Ayers Rock Resort or airport.
  • 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 lunch is at own expense. 
  • 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 a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation. If commencing at Ayers Rock please ensure you have an overnight bag/backpack with the items you require for the 2 days packed inside as your large luggage will be stored in the vehicle and not accessible during the tour. 
  • 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.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for all guests travelling on our tours.
  • *Oak Valley Aboriginal Community may be substituted with an alternative indigenous experience due to cultural reasons and accessibility issues.
  • Camping is in swags on night 4 
  • Multi Tour discount or Family and Friends Four or more discounts not available in conjunction with each other
  • 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.
  • Please note that the Field of Light departure time can vary depending on the time of the year, however it is scheduled after dinner and can be quite late. Please be mindful of this when travelling with children.