Red Centre: Wayoutback Goanna Dreaming 4WD 3 Days Red Centre
Red Centre: Wayoutback Goanna Dreaming 4WD 3 Days Red Centre
Travel in a small group (max 21) in a purpose-built 4WD vehicle. Experience the wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), get off-road, avoid the crowds and stay at private bush camps. Sleep under the clearest stars in a swag or opt for a permanent safari tent.speci
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment including twin-share^ permanent tent with beds and mattress. All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire, towel and swag, drinking water (please provide your own bottle).
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you), water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swimwear, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for three days.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
- Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach.
- From April 1, 2016 customers are required to pay their $25 per person National Park Fee upon reconfirmation or to their guide on departure.
- Customers beginning their tour in Alice Springs are permitted to bring 10kg of luggage in a soft bag, with the remainder stored at their Alice Springs accommodation. Customers beginning at Ayers Rock have a luggage limit of 23kg per person + a small carry-on day pack. Please no hard-shell or plastic suitcases. Please pack the items you will need for the trip in the day pack to avoid having to access your main bag frequently.
- Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground. Customers need to prepare for hot to very hot temperatures in summer and temperatures sometimes below zero of a night time in winter.
- Clients joining at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense.
- Single travellers choosing the standard adult fare will be paired in a tent with another customer of the same gender.
- Single travellers choosing the more expensive single tent fare receive 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 who 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.
- ^ Most tents at our camps are twin share however some triple share tents are available for families with children under 18. These cannot be pre-booked and are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. In the event where a triple tent is unavailable and an odd-numbered family is travelling with children under 18, one parent/guardian will need to share a twin tent with the child and the other guardian share a tent with another passenger of the same sex.
Day 1 (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 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 stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. 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 head to the Cultural Centre for the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). We then head to the base of Uluru where we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. This experience is followed by a hands-on dot painting session where you will take your artwork as a memento of your experience. 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 signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.
Camel Farm - Ebenezer Roadhouse - View Mt. Connor (Atila) - Aboriginal guide Cultural walk Uluru - Uluru dot painting workshop - Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Endless Star dining experience
DAY 2 (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.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise - Kata Tjuta - Curtin Springs - Kings Creek Station - Outback permanent Bush Camp
DAY 3 (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).
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park - Outback Dirt Roads - Finke River - Jims Place
*Lunch on Day 1 is only included for passengers beginning their tour in Alice Springs. Passengers starting in Ayers Rock will need to have eaten prior to pick up.
Departs Daily (except January 1)
Alice Springs From central accommodation from 5:50am
Ayers Rock Airport 12.55 / 13.55 depending on season. 15.10 pick up also available (See note). Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer
Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort) 13.00
Returns Day 3
Alice Springs only 5.30 pm approximately. Onward travel should be booked for the day after the tour finishes ex Alice Springs
Note: Those booking the 15.10 pick up from AYQ Airport will not have time to complete a full base walk of Uluru and will miss the Cultural Centre visit. A shorter walk of Uluru is still possible when arriving at this time.
From April 1, 2016 customers are required to pay their $25 per person National Park Fee upon reconfirmation or to their guide on departure.