This adventure offers a value for money Red Centre experience for travellers who are short on time - the safari commences in Alice Springs or Ayers Rock (Uluru) airport or resort and finishes at Ayers Rock Resort. Travel in an air-conditioned four-wheel-drive and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your professional guide – all of this while travelling with other active travellers from all over the world.
All about the 4 Day 4WD Uluru Red Centre Wallaby Dreaming Tour
The Wallaby Dreaming is perfect for those seeking more than just the icons as you discover the most popular highlights of the Red Centre including Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Watarrka plus the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen and the Mereenie Loop Road.
For those that love their creature comforts, spend your nights in permanent remote campsites, complete with permanent tents, hot showers, and a comfortable bed. For those that seek adventure, sleep out under the stars in a traditional Aussie swag with a million star view of the clear southern skies. This Red Centre tour is what Outback travel is all about – exploration, adventure, and reflection.
On our tour walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon needs a good level of fitness.
Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the winds walk
Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for the four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
4 Day 4WD Uluru Red Centre Wallaby Dreaming Tour Itinerary - 4 days
Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road for four fantastic days of adventure and fun.
On our way to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park with a few stops along the way for refreshments, a camel ride (own expense) or a chance to purchase some Aboriginal paintings or artifacts. We then pick up our fellow travellers who are starting their tour at Ayers Rock. Stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip. Then we arrive 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). You will be guided to 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.
It's then time to view the magnificent sunset on Uluru accompanied with a glass of sparkling wine before returning to the campsite for our signature Endless Star dining experience and time to sit back to contemplate the night sky. (L*D)
Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Kings Creek Station
After watching the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to our campsite, it's breakfast and then off to Kata Tjuta for a 7km hike through the magnificent "Valley of the Winds". After a leisurely lunch we head to Curtin Springs Cattle Station with plenty of time to get a close look at a typical working cattle station before we travel to Kings Creek Station for our second nights bush camp. Our private campsite at Kings Creek is miles from the crowds, which is where the feeling of ‘wayoutback’ really starts to take hold. After a campfire dinner it's time to kick back and be mesmerised by the millions of stars on display. (BLD)
Kings Creek Station to Glen Helen
This morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. After Watarrka we 4WD along the famous Mereenie Loop Road where you will be shaken and not stirred! Look out for wildlife along the way before arriving at our permanent camp at Glen Helen, nearby the stunning waterhole that the Traditional owners of this land believe is home to an ancient and powerful Rainbow Serpent. (BLD)
Glen Helen to Alice Springs
Spend today exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Travel off road to Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. We journey on to the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit still used to this day by the Traditional owners. See the natural ochres that have provided materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years.
Afterwards, we travel on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata. Late in the afternoon we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 5.30pm. After a hot shower, join your fellow travellers for a farewell meal, some laughs and a few cold ales. (BL)
|Tour code: W04|
Permanent twin-share tent with full linen (plus swag option)
Permanent twin-share tent with full linen (Special fare when booked with WT403, WTA04, WT05 or WTA05)
National park fee local payment
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday except 1 January from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- *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.
- If joining at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport, you will do so after lunch. Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen handy.
- Single travellers choosing the standard adult fare will be paired in a tent with another customer of the same gender.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age. We require medical clearance for those 60 and over. Please let us know your date of birth at the time of booking.
- Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen in easy reach.
- 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.
- Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee is not included and is payable direct on the day of departure.
- Travel insurance is recommended. Get a quote here.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
- We recommend guests arrive on the Jetstar or Virgin Australia flights into Ayers Rock. Although we collect guests arriving on the later Qantas service please note guests will not receive a full experience at Uluru should they choose this service.
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