6 DAY

4WD ULURU RED CENTRE DESERT DREAMING TOUR

Join this 6 Day 4WD Central Australia adventure tour for the ultimate Outback travel experience to Uluru and often missed Red Centre highlights.

 

This Wayoutback tour offers an authentic outback adventure travelling with a small group in a purpose built four-wheel drive vehicle, escorted by two professional Guides. As well as enjoying the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and the West Macdonnell ranges, we'll give you the opportunity to really experience the desert driving on dirt roads. Avoid the crowds staying at our remote private bush camps where you will sleep under the clearest southern stars you can imagine in a traditional swag and/or a comfortable permanent safari tent complete with beds, pillows and all linen. This is an emotive journey into the heart of the Red Centre.

6 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Desert Dreaming Tour

TOUR CODE

6 DAY

4WD Uluru Red Centre Desert Dreaming Tour

$1,925 AUD

Alice Springs or Ayers Rock

  • Tour Departs

    Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Alice Springs - 6am, Airport - meet flights arriving between 12:30pm and 1:50pm

  • Tour Finishes

    Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock Resort/Airport 9 am, Alice Springs 4pm

  • Tour Style

    Tour Style

    Classic 4WD - Maximum 18 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

    5 Breakfast - 4 Lunch - 5 Dinner

  • Tour Inclusions

    Two professional guides, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, 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) and all camping and National Park permit fees, plus indigenous cultural experience.

WHY WE LOVE THIS TOUR


  • Incredible 6 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 18 in a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle
  • Remote private campsites with traditional swag camping or our Comfortable Safari tents complete with beds 
  • Bush camping under the stars

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 April 2021 - 31 October 2021

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Adult AUD $1,925
Child 5-15 years AUD $1,795
Single Upgrade AUD $2,425

1 April 2022 - 31 October 2022

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Adult AUD $2,195
Child 5-15 years AUD $2,065
Single Upgrade AUD $2,625
2021 Tour Itinerary
DAY
1
2
3
4
5
6
DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Guided walk
  • Uluru Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Uluru / Kata Tjuta Sunrise
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Outback permanent Bush Camp
  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
  • Wildlife spotting on 4WD treks
  • Tylers Pass 
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Mount Sonder Lookout
  • Ochre pits
  • Camel Farm
  • Indigenous Cultural Experience
  • Atila (Mount Conner)
  • Sunrise over Uluru
  • Concludes Ayers Rock Airport or Alice Springs
Day 1 - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Cultural Centre and Uluru sunset

For those electing to start in Alice Springs, you will be collected from your accommodation (or nearest pick up point) for the drive to one of Australia’s most famous icons – Uluru.

Guests starting at Ayers Rock Resort will join the group and we all then travel the short distance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The afternoon is dedicated to exploring this extraordinary monolith starting with an interpretive walk led by your guide, who will explain the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa).  You will also learn about the art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people, and visit the acclaimed Cultural Centre where you can explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna unique to this area.

Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset complete with sparkling wine and nibbles and plenty of photo opportunities. This is a great time to kick back and contemplate the vastness of the desert while getting to know your fellow travellers.

Afterwards settle in at our private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY 1 Dinner

Day 2 - Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise, Kata Tjuta walks, Kings Creek Station bush camp

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 spectacular "Valley of the Winds".

Afterwards, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights' remote private bush camp, complete with flushing bush toilets and hot showers. 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.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY 2 Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 3 - Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, Tylers Pass, remote private bush camp

Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Afterward we travel a short distance to our next stop to enjoy a well-earned lunch followed a scenic four wheel drive to Tyler’s Pass, which presents majestic 360 degree views of this stunning landscape. From here you will see views of Tnorala (Gosses Bluff crater) a sacred site which scientists believe to be the remnants of an object from space believed to be a comet, that crashed to earth around 142.5 million years ago. Tyler’s Pass on the famous Mereenie Loop road presents a great opportunity to spot some native wildlife amongst amazing scenery.

We finish the afternoon at our remote bush camp in the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Sleep tonight under the clearest skies with no light pollution. You will think that you can almost touch the stars.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY 3 Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4 - West MacDonnell Ranges, including Mt Sonder Lookout, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole and the Ochre Pits

While having breakfast we view sunrise from camp and then head off to amazing views from Mt Sonder lookout, then it’s on to Ormiston Gorge to hike the Ghost Gum Walk followed by a swim in the rock hole.

Heading further east along the ranges we visit the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site still used by traditional owners for its Ochre deposits. Today we also visit Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the West MacDonnell Ranges most picturesque swimming and walking spots known to the locals as Udepata.

After lunch we start the drive to Owen Springs Reserve and 4WD onto Redbank Waterhole bush camp, collecting firewood along the way to keep you warm in our most remote camp of the trip. Enjoy dinner and star gazing around the campfire.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY 4 Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5 - Camel Farm, Indigenous Cultural Experience and overnight camp at Yulara

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before we leave camp and begin making our way to Uluru stopping en-route at the Outback Camel Farm. Here we get to see how these amazing ships of the desert are so critical to the fabric of the red centre, as the oldest form of transport.

Our next stop is to enjoy a well-earned lunch followed by the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic indigenous cultural experience. Enjoy a leisurely-guided walk with our indigenous custodians while learning about bush tucker and the healing powers of bush medicine, we also gain an insight into Aboriginal dot paintings.

We now head to Uluru for our final night in the outback. Viewing Atila along the way and stopping at Curtin Springs cattle station for a comfort stop, you’ll arrive at dusk to our comfortable camp for a nice hot shower. Due to the short winters days’, viewing sunset on Uluru is not achievable this evening. Settle in for our last dinner together around the campfire and marvel again at some of the clearest skies you can imagine.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY 5 Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 6 - Sunrise view of Uluru, depart Ayers Rock Resort or continue to Alice Springs

Enjoy your final breakfast in the Outback and witness sunrise over Uluru before a quick trip into the resort township. Here you will have free time to explore some of the Resort facilities before boarding the airport shuttle to meet your outgoing flight or remain on the vehicle for those wishing to travel back to Alice Springs. You will arrive into Alice Springs at approximately 4.00pm. Accommodation is not included this night. If you are staying an extra night at Ayers Rock Resort you may wish to participate in a range of free activities from Museum Tours to Bush Yarns.


2022 Tour Itinerary
DAY
1
2
3
4
5
6
DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Guided walk Uluru
  • Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

 

  • Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Outback permanent remote camp
  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park
  • Wildlife spotting on Kings Creek Cattle Station
  • Mereenie Loop Road
  • Tylers Pass 
  • Mt Sonder Lookout 
  • Glen Helen
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Camel Farm
  • Atila (Mount Conner)
Day 1 - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Cultural Centre and Uluru sunset

For those electing to start in Alice Springs, you will be collected from your accommodation (or nearest pick up point) for the drive to one of Australia’s most famous icons – Uluru.

Guests starting at Ayers Rock Resort will join the group and we all then travel the short distance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The afternoon is dedicated to exploring this extraordinary monolith starting with an interpretive walk led by your guide, who will explain the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). You will also learn about the art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people, and visit the acclaimed Cultural Centre where you can explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna unique to this area.

Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset complete with sparkling wine and nibbles and plenty of photo opportunities. This is a great time to kick back and contemplate the vastness of the desert while getting to know your fellow travellers.

Afterwards settle in at our private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds. 


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY oNE Dinner

Day 2 - Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise, Kata Tjuta walks, Kings Creek Station camp

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 spectacular "Valley of the Winds".

Afterwards, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights' remote private camp, complete with flushing bush toilets and hot showers. 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, Dinner)


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY TWO Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 3 - Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, Kings Creek Station remote private camp

Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Afterward we travel a short distance to enjoy a well-earned lunch followed by a short 30 minute drive to a unique and inspiring Aboriginal cultural experience.

After nearly 5 years of operation Karkke has fast become a must do cultural immersion including a "welcome to country", bush tucker, bush stories and a greater overall appreciation and understanding of the world’s longest surviving culture.

Later we return for our second nights camp at Kings Creek Cattle Station, once again an open fire to keep us warm, all the while the stars glistening above keeping us company and curious, the sheer magnitude of the Central Australian night sky has to be seen and contemplated.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY THREE Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4 - West MacDonnell Ranges, including Mt Sonder Lookout, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole

An early start today in preparation for a scenic four wheel drive along the famous Mereenie Loop road, firstly to see views of Tnorala (Gosses Bluff Crater) a sacred site which scientists believe to be the remnants of a Comet from space, that crashed to earth around 142.5 million years ago. Following this, it’s time for a short scenic drive to Tylers Pass, which reveals majestic 360 degree views of this stunning landscape.

Traveling the Mereenie loop road presents a great opportunity to spot native wildlife amongst this vast and amazing scenery. We will visit the Mt Sonder viewing area situated on the Finke River before a convenience stop at Glen Helen, maybe you need a coffee, certainly a well-earned break after several hours driving.

Ormiston Gorge awaits shortly after, the legs will be stretched as the scenery satisfies, the Gorge is spectacular and the Ghost Gum walk will elevate you enabling majestic views and an appreciation of a unique Central Australian treasure. After lunch the West MacDonnell Ranges continues to amaze, followed by Ellery Creek Big Hole, referred to as "the beach" by Alice Springs locals where you can take a swim. It’s cold, but it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity!

We now head on for a night’s bush camp, its remote, its beautiful and it’s the Outback in its most simplistic form. Sleeping under the stars, snug and safe in your swag (bush bed) are moments remembered for a lifetime.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY FOUR Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5 - Camel Farm and final overnight camp at Yulara

After being woken by the birds, enjoying a hot brew and breaking camp, we now lock in the hubs and 4WD along the Owen Springs Reserve. Once owned by Sydney Kidman the reserve offers a variety of landscapes and history all off the beaten track and all once again, unique to this part of the world.

The Camel farm awaits and so too the days first facilities. Maybe a camel ride is something you have thought about? Now's your chance, John and his team are more than happy to have you along for a Camel ride on these once vital “Ships of the Desert”. Don’t forget to purchase an ANZAC biscuit, none better than right here!

We now head to Uluru for our final night in the outback. Viewing Atila along the way and stopping at Curtin Springs cattle station for a comfort stop, you’ll arrive at dusk to our comfortable camp for a nice hot shower. Due to the short winters days’, viewing sunset on Uluru may not be achievable this evening.  Settle in for our last dinner together around the campfire and marvel again at some of the clearest skies you can imagine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY FIVE Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 6 - Sunrise view of Uluru, depart Ayers Rock Resort or continue to Alice Springs

Enjoy your final breakfast in the Outback and witness sunrise over Uluru before a quick trip into the resort township. Here you will have free time to explore some of the Resort facilities before boarding the airport shuttle to meet your outgoing flight.

Those that want to return to Alice Springs can do so with the guide.

Accommodation is not included this night. If you are staying an extra night at Ayers Rock Resort you may wish to participate in a range of free activities from Museum Tours to Bush Yarns.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY SIX Breakfast

WHAT TO BRING


Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, face fly nets, 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 and hand sanitizer.

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.
  • Pick-ups commence after lunch on Day One and therefore this 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.
  • Indigenous experiences cannot always be guaranteed for cultural reasons, in the event of a location or host not being available, alternative experiences of a similar nature will first be sought and failing this, refunds will be offered for this component only.
  • The maximum capacity may occasionally change to 20 people for operational reasons.
  • Days of departure may change subject to alterations in airline schedules
  • 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 with the items you require for 3 days packed inside.  Excess Luggage can be stored onsite at Wayoutbacks Ayers Rock campsite under lock and key. At no time do Wayoutback accept any liability for lost or stolen items, luggage is stored at owners risk.
  • 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.
  • Twin share fare is available to be booked for solo travellers. Solo guests will be paired with another traveller of the same sex.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
  • COVID-19 - together we can stop the spread, please seek medical attention and stay at home if you are feeling unwell
  • We offer a healthy and diverse menu on tour that caters to most diets including vegetarian and if possible gluten free and vegan. If you have specific food requirements outside of this we advise you to bring your own food as we operate in remote areas and catering to all isn't always possible. 
  • Please note that if you need to bring your CPAP (Sleep Apnea) machine with you then you will need to have your own battery pack as there is no electricity in your tents.