Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.
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. Tick sunset and sunrise at Uluru off your bucket list, plus all the extra highlights of the wonderful region.
On this 4 day Uluru tour there is plenty of walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon you need 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.
This Red Centre tour is what Outback travel is all about – exploration, adventure, and reflection.
4 Day 4WD Uluru Red Centre Wallaby Dreaming Tour
Tour itinerary - 4 Days
Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
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 meet you from your flight at the airport). Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru we 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 travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, 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. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area. Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, 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. (Note. Clients joining at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense.)
Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta avoiding the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas. We then head off to Kata Tjuta, an Aboriginal word for “many heads”. Take a walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. We walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. 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. (B, L and D)
Kings Creek Station to Glen Helen
Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind-blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil Garden of Eden. After Watarrka we 4WD along the famous Mereenie Loop Road looking 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. Overnight at our camp, right in front of the canyon with spectacular sunset and sunrise colours against the rock face. (B,L,D)
Glen Helen to Alice Springs
This morning our adventure begins in the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Our first stop is Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor to Ormiston Waterhole. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at Ormiston Gorge. Afterwards, 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. Travelling 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 local 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 an optional farewell meal, some laughs and a few cold ales. (B ,L)
|Tour code: W04|
Twin Share permanent tent
For Travel April 1 2019 to March 31 2020
National park fee local payment
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday except for 1 January from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
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 daypack 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.
- This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterwards with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
- 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.
From April 2019 - Book this 4 Day Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta Tour and a 3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Kakadu National Park Tour, 4 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Tour or 5 Day Jabiru Dreaming Safari in the same booking transaction and receive $50 per person discount per tour. Select products as indicated only; not available on Family and Friend Fares and not combinable with any other offer. Ask us for more details.
- You can take advantage of our great group rates on this Wallaby dreaming trip. We have specials for groups of 4 or more, so get together with your friends for an outback adventure. Please just enquire directly by clicking the contact us button to find out more before booking.
- All passengers have the option to join the famous Field of Light tour while travelling on this Safari. We strongly recommend pre-booking the Field of Light tour prior to arrival as spaces are limited and sell out quickly. The cost is $42 per adult and $30 per child payable direct after booking. All guests will travel on Departure # 3.
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