Leave sealed roads behind and head for the dirt with this 3 day 4WD safari visiting Ayers Rock (Uluru), The Olgas (Kata Tjuta), Kings Canyon and Kings Creek Cattle Station via riverbeds, bush tracks and sand dunes. Sleep under the stars and enjoy campfire cooking for an authentic outback adventure.
Day 1: Picked up at 6.00 am from your Alice Springs accommodation you'll head to Erldunda, south through James Ranges and Waterhouse Ranges stopping at a camel farm for refreshments and even a ride if you choose. You'll also stop in at Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse for souvenirs and Aboriginal artefacts before heading to Mount Connor (Atila), a tableland and rock formation, before finally arriving at Ayers Rock (Uluru). Stopping for lunch it's then on to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Cultural Centre for a fascinating insight into the Aboriginal culture. Those guests commencing the tour from Uluru (Outback Pioneer Hotel or Airport) join in after lunch. A guided walk around the base of Ayers Rock will also give you the opportunity to join an Aboriginal walk or full base walk. By sunset, it's time to relax with sparkling champagne and nibbles as you watch the amazing array of colours shimmer across the desert.
Day 2: The campsite's nearby lookout is the perfect place to watch the beautiful sun rise over Ayers Rock (Uluru) and The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) before packing up and shipping out for a 7km stroll through The Olgas and the Valley of the Winds. Stopping for refreshments, its then on to Kings Creek Cattle Station for a traditional camping experience complete with bush shower and toilet. This remote area offers spectacular views of the George Gill Ranges and offers a campfire dinner under the stars.
Day 3: Begin your final day with a slow rise before starting off for Kings Canyon (Watarrka) for an unbelievable hike through 6km of plateaus, crevices and imposing vertical walls. There's also time to see the Amphitheatre, visit the Lost City and Garden of Eden and take a dip in the rock pools. Later in the day you'll head back for Alice Springs along a dirt road where your 4WD comes in handy crossing sand dunes and river beds. Dropping you back at your accommodation, feel free to join your fellow travellers later for a night on the town.
Departs: 6.00 am daily from Alice Springs or 1.00 pm from Ayers Rock Resort. Pick-ups are also available from Ayers Rock Airport however clients arriving after 1.45pm will miss some of the Uluru experiences.
Returns: Alice Springs only approximately 5.30 pm
Tour does not operate 1 January
Children: 5 years and under are not permitted on this tour.
What to Bring: Space is limited so only 1 small bag per person. Torch, hat (wide brimmed best), sunscreen, insect repellent, a fly head net (summer), any required medication, water bottle (at least 1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, warm clothing (winter), sleeping bag (if you prefer your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, Travel Voucher/Ticket, BYO wine or beer. Please restrict luggage to 1x day pack and 1x soft overnight bag/backpack maximum 10kg.
Excludes: Optional tours and activities
Fitness: A moderate level of fitness is required.
Operated By: Wayoutback Desert Safaris