5 JOUR

RED CENTRE 4WD SUMMER PROGRAM

This is the ultimate Red Centre 4WD Adventure for those who want to get off the beaten track! We’ll get to explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and discover the indigenous heartbeat of the country and learn about the oldest surviving culture in the world. You’ll get to experience some true 4WD’ing as we explore the Western Macdonnell Ranges via the Mereenie Loop Road and cool off in some of the best waterholes the NT has to offer. All of this while you take in the Flora and Fauna and rugged landscapes that make up the Red Centre.

5 JOUR

Red Centre 4WD Summer Program

CODE DU TOUR

5 JOUR

Red Centre 4WD Summer Program

$2,995 AUD

Alice Springs

  • Le circuit commence à

    Alice Springs,

  • Style du circuit

    Style du circuit

    Classic 4WD - Minimum 6 / Maximum 18 Travellers

  • Transport

    Transport

    Air Conditioned 4WD Truck

  • Age

    Age

    Open Aged

  • Type d'hébergement

    Type d'hébergement

    2 nights hotel accommodation / 2 nights camping (or upgrade to hotel accommodation)

  • Repas inclus

    4 Breakfast - 4 Lunch - 4 Dinner

  • Inclus dans le circuit

    Two professional guides, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), two nights hotel accommodation at Kings Canyon Resort and two nights camping equipment at Uluru including permanent tent with beds and mattress or swag for bush camping, or upgrade to two nights hotel accommodation at Sails in the Desert. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag (when camping), drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and all camping and National Park permit fees. Field of Light tour, Segway and Camel Tour at Uluru.

PRIX & DÉPARTS


Jours de la semaine Type de tarifs Prix

1 November 2021 - 28 March 2022

November: 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29
December: 6
February: 14 | 21 | 28
March: 7 | 14 | 21 | 28
Single - Including Two Nights Camping at Yulara AUD $2,995
Twin - Including Two Nights Camping at Yulara AUD $2,595
Triple - Including Two Nights Camping at Yulara AUD $2,495
Single - Including Two Nights Hotel at Sails in the Desert AUD $4,345
Twin - Including Two Nights Hotel at Sails in the Desert AUD $3,325
Triple - Including Two Nights Hotel at Sails in Desert AUD $3,125
Tour Itinerary
DAY
1
2
3
4
5
DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Simpsons Gap
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Mereenie Loop Road
  • Kings Canyon
  • Uluru
  • Field of Light Experience
  • Sunrise and Sunset at Uluru
  • Segway Tour
  • Sunrise at Uluru
Day 1 - Western Macdonnell Ranges and Mereenie Loop Road

We depart Alice Springs nice and early as we plan to make the most of the day. We will start by heading straight to Simpsons Gap, made famous recently by the Indigenous Masterchef cook-off. Here we will discover what wildlife awaits us as we take in a short walk among the towering cliff faces of the Simpsons Range and its permanent waterhole. Although rare we have a good chance to spot a Black-Footed Rock Wallaby taking a morning drink, or hopping along the rockface. We then head to the picturesque Ellery Creek Bighole for a swim and to explore the internationally significant geological site.

After a picnic lunch we will travel on to the spectacular Ormiston Gorge and hike the ‘’Ghost Gum’’ walk before having a chance to cool down in the permanent waterhole. Be sure to keep an eye out for relict plant species from Central Australia's tropical past.

Afterwards, we 4WD our way through the Western Macdonnell Ranges and the Mereenie Loop road. Be on the lookout for other wildlife as we view Tylers Pass and Tnorala (Gosse Bluff Crater) enroute to Kings Canyon Resort to settle down for the night.

Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY ONE Lunch - Dinner

Day 2 - Kings Canyon and Kathleen Springs

It’s an early rise to take a guided walk to see the towering 300m sandstone walls, palm filled crevices and to take in the beauty of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). We will hike to the conditions to enable you to discover the best that Kings Canyon has to offer. We will then travel the short distance to Kings Creek Cattle Station for lunch and guests will have the opportunity to do a buggy ride to explore some of the 2000 square kilometre property. Afterward we will head back to Kings Canyon Resort for a swim in the pool and to relax during the heat of the day.

For those wanting more adventure, we will do an afternoon drive to Kathleen Springs for the short walk into this tranquil spring fed waterhole.

Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort

 


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY TWO Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 3 - Uluru Cultural Centre, Guided Base Tour and Sunset and Field of Light

Travel to Uluru and have lunch at your Wayoutback private campsite in screened eating areas.

In the afternoon, we visit the cultural centre to learn about the incredible and diverse wildlife, culture, and history of the Red Centre before taking a guided walk at the base of Uluru to learn about the vast array of flora and fauna species that make up this unique area.

Time-permitting we will take a quick swim before heading back to camp for an early dinner, so as we can tonight visit the 50,000 plus light installation that makes up the internationally acclaimed, “Field of Lights” tour at Ayers Rock Resort.

Overnight Wayoutback permanent camp with hot showers and flushing toilets


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY TWO Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4 - Uluru sunset and morning Segway tour, Camel Ride and Kata Tjuta hike

We start early this morning to take advantage of the beautiful morning light over Uluru. Your tour guide will drive you to the base of Uluru to join a Segway tour around the base of this enormous monolith. Travel the 12 km around the entire base learning about the ancient culture of Uluru’s indigenous people and the caves they frequented.

We will then join the ships of the desert for a morning camel ride with Uluru Camel Tours for a different perspective of the desert landscape.

In the heat of the day, we will have lunch and take a swim in the pool, to relax after our early start.

In the late afternoon we travel to Kata Tjuta to walk amongst the soaring rock domes. Depending on the intensity of the heat and the fitness of the group we will participate in either the Walpa Gorge walk (that passes rare plants and leads to a spearwood grove) or the Valley of the Winds (with breathtaking views that take you through the domes and along the creek beds and away from the crowds).

Afterward we get to witness the famous colours of Uluru as we watch the sun set over the picture-perfect backdrop that is Uluru. After you have filled your memory cards we return to our campsite for our renowned “Endless Star” dining experience and enjoy the amazing night sky on your final night.

Overnight: Wayoutback permanent camp with hot showers and flushing toilets


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY FOUR Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5 - Uluru Sunrise before departure from Ayers Rock Airport or return to Alice Springs

This morning we will provide a sunrise opportunity to see the morning light over Uluru & Kata Tjuta from our campsite and away from the crowds. Then it is time to say farewell to new friends as those with an early flight from Ayers Rock Airport will be transferred directly to the Airport. Those with a later flight will be dropped off at the Ayers Rock Resort to allow some spare time or some last minute souvenir shopping, and to catch the free airport shuttle later today.

Those returning to Alice Springs will do so with the guide.


MEALS INCLUDED - DAY FIVE Breakfast

A EMPORTER AVEC VOUS


Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (minimum 1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing. 

REMARQUES IMPORTANTES

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, operational logistics and accessibility. Occasionally a second guide may not be available for operational reasons and we may need to operate a tour with one.

  • Safari is not suitable for children.

  • Breakfast is not included on day one and lunch is not included on the last day.

  • 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 5 days packed inside.

  • Single pricing option offers guest a guaranteed single permanent tent during the Safari and single hotel room. 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.

  • Note that those choosing to upgrade to hotel accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort will still have lunches and dinners with the group at camp, but will have breakfast included in their hotel.

  • Travel Insurance and flexible flight bookings are highly recommended.