Spend 5 days on a truly unforgettable outback safari visiting Oak Valley, Ayers Rock (Uluru), The Olgas (Kata Tjuta), West MacDonnell Ranges, Ormiston Gorge, Kings Canyon (Watarrka), Curtain Springs, Kings Creek, 2 cattle stations and an Aboriginal community via 4WD long bush tracks.
Day 1: An early start from your accommodation allows you to meet your fellow travellers as you head to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stopping along the way for refreshments, a camel ride or the opportunity to pick up some Aboriginal artefacts. The afternoon is then spent exploring beautiful Ayers Rock (Uluru) including a base walk, Aboriginal guided walk or climb. You can also visit the Cultural Centre for an insight into Aboriginal law and culture. As the sun sets, toast this amazing monolith with a glass of bubbles as the colours of the rock change before heading back to camp for a meal.
Day 2: See the sun rise over Ayers Rock and The Olgas from the campsite's nearby lookout then enjoy breakfast before setting off to The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) for a 7km trek through the Valley of the Winds. Stop at the resort for fuel, supplies and a leisurely lunch before heading to the Curtain Springs Cattle Station. Arriving mid-afternoon, see a traditional cattle station at work before moving on to Kings Creek Station where you'll camp for the night. The secluded campsite offers a traditional campfire bush dinner for a night under the stars.
Day 3: Enjoy a slow start to the day before setting off for Kings Canyon (Watarrka) where you'll walk through the 6km of crevices, vertical walls and plateaus and visit amazing natural attractions like the Amphitheatre, Lost City and Garden of Eden where you can take a cool dip in the rock pools. Then it's back into the 4WD to drive the famous Mereenie Loop Road while spotting the wildlife before arriving at Glen Helen, the camp site for the night.
and the Hugh River Stock Route enroute to the Aboriginal community of Oak Valley. Here you'll enjoy an evening with traditional Aboriginal hosts by the campfire.
Day 4: A hearty sunrise breakfast prepares you for exploring the West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at Ormiston Gorge to spot Perentie Lizards lazing on the banks of the water holes, and hike the Ghost Gum Walk. Four wheel drive through the Owen Springs Reserve tracing the steps of famous European explorers. Tonight the tour rests at Owen Springs, spending the night out under the stars, complete with campfire and a hearty meal.
Day 5: After breakfast you cross the Hugh River Stock before heading to Oak River Aboriginal Community. Experience the culture and history here, spending time with the Traditional owners. Travelling back to Alice Springs the tour stops at the Erwinga Art site before arriving at your Alice Springs accommodation. Feel free to catch up with your fellow travellers later in the evening for a night on the town.
Operates: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
Departs: 6.00 am 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: Approximately 5.30 pm to Alice Springs only
Tour does not operate 1 January
Children: Under the age of 5 years 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.
Fitness: A moderate level of fitness is required.
Excludes: Optional tours and activities.
Operated By: Wayoutback Desert Safaris