6 Day 4WD Desert Dreaming Safari Tour

    This is the ultimate 6 Day 4WD Central Australia adventure safari. You’ll tour Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Watarrka (Kings Canyon), and the West MacDonnell Ranges truly experience the Outback in an authentic way.

    Our 6 day 4WD Desert Dreaming Safari is the ultimate 4WD adventure safari. We’ll tour Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Watarrka, the West MacDonnell Ranges and experience the outback in an authentic way camping at remote private bush camps and visit the camel farm for a camel ride at Uluru.

    The first three nights will be spent in private campsites featuring permanent tents, swags and shared toilet and shower facilities. The fourth night will be spent completely ‘in the bush’ with no electricity, toilet and shower facilities or tents and customers will sleep in swags by the fire and under the stars – a beautiful experience.

     

    'Desert Dreaming' 4WD Safari

    Child( 5 - 15 ) $1795
    Adult( 16 - 99 ) $1925
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      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Cultural Centre and Uluru sunset

      For those electing to start in Alice Springs, you will be collected from your accommodation (or nearest pick up point) for the drive to one of Australia’s most famous icons – Uluru.

       

      Guests starting at Ayers Rock Resort will join the group and we all then travel the short distance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The afternoon is dedicated to exploring this extraordinary monolith starting with an interpretive walk led by your guide, who will explain the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa).  You will also learn about the art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people, and visit the acclaimed Cultural Centre where you can explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna unique to this area.

      Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset complete with sparkling wine and nibbles and plenty of photo opportunities. This is a great time to kick back and contemplate the vastness of the desert while getting to know your fellow travellers.

      Afterwards settle in at our 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.

      Meals: Dinner

      Day 2 : Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise, Kata Tjuta walks, Kings Creek Station bush camp

      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 spectacular “Valley of the Winds”.Afterwards, we’re off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights’ remote private camp, complete with flushing bush toilets and hot showers. 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.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 3: Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, Tylers Pass, remote private bush camp

      Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Afterward we travel a short distance to enjoy a well-earned lunch followed by a short 30 minute drive to a unique and inspiring Aboriginal cultural experience.

      After nearly 5 years of operation Karkke has fast become a must do cultural immersion including a “welcome to country”, bush tucker, bush stories and a greater overall appreciation and understanding of the world’s longest surviving culture.

      Later we return for our second nights camp at Kings Creek Cattle Station, once again an open fire to keep us warm, all the while the stars glistening above keeping us company and curious, the sheer magnitude of the Central Australian night sky has to be seen and contemplated.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges, including Mt Sonder Lookout, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole and the Ochre Pits

      An early start today in preparation for a scenic four wheel drive along the famous Mereenie Loop road, firstly to see views of Tnorala (Gosses Bluff Crater) a sacred site which scientists believe to be the remnants of a Comet from space, that crashed to earth around 142.5 million years ago. Following this, it’s time for a short scenic drive to Tylers Pass, which reveals majestic 360 degree views of this stunning landscape.

      Traveling the Mereenie loop road presents a great opportunity to spot native wildlife amongst this vast and amazing scenery. We will visit the Mt Sonder viewing area situated on the Finke River before a convenience stop at Glen Helen, maybe you need a coffee, certainly a well-earned break after several hours driving.

      Ormiston Gorge awaits shortly after, the legs will be stretched as the scenery satisfies, the Gorge is spectacular and the Ghost Gum walk will elevate you enabling majestic views and an appreciation of a unique Central Australian treasure. After lunch the West MacDonnell Ranges continues to amaze, followed by Ellery Creek Big Hole, referred to as “the beach” by Alice Springs locals where you can take a swim. It’s cold, but it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity!

      We now head on for a night’s bush camp, its remote, its beautiful and it’s the Outback in its most simplistic form. Sleeping under the stars, snug and safe in your swag (bush bed) are moments remembered for a lifetime.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 5: Camel Farm, Indigenous Cultural Experience and overnight camp at Yulara

      After being woken by the birds, enjoying a hot brew and breaking camp, we now lock in the hubs and 4WD along the Owen Springs Reserve. Once owned by Sydney Kidman the reserve offers a variety of landscapes and history all off the beaten track and all once again, unique to this part of the world.

      The Camel farm awaits and so too the days first facilities. Maybe a camel ride is something you have thought about? Now’s your chance, John and his team are more than happy to have you along for a Camel ride on these once vital “Ships of the Desert”. Don’t forget to purchase an ANZAC biscuit, none better than right here!

      We now head to Uluru for our final night in the outback. Viewing Atila along the way and stopping at Curtin Springs cattle station for a comfort stop, you’ll arrive at dusk to our comfortable camp for a nice hot shower. Due to the short winters days’, viewing sunset on Uluru may not be achievable this evening.  Settle in for our last dinner together around the campfire and marvel again at some of the clearest skies you can imagine.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      DAY 6: Sunrise view of Uluru, depart Ayers Rock Resort or continue to Alice Springs

      Enjoy your final breakfast in the Outback and witness sunrise over Uluru before a quick trip into the resort township. Here you will have free time to explore some of the Resort facilities before boarding the airport shuttle to meet your outgoing flight.

      Those that want to return to Alice Springs can do so with the guide.

      Accommodation is not included this night. If you are staying an extra night at Ayers Rock Resort you may wish to participate in a range of free activities from Museum Tours to Bush Yarns.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Enjoy the sunrise and sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
      • Learn about the local Aboriginal people at the Uluru (Ayers Rock) Cultural Centre
      • Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
      • Ormiston Gorge and Palm Valley in the West MacDonnell Ranges
      • Ellery Creek Big Hole cuts through a gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges

      Essential things to pack

      • Torch
      • Wide brimmed hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Insect repellent
      • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
      • Walking shoes/boots
      • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own)
      • Toiletries
      • Swim wear
      • Towel
      • Camera
      • Comfortable casual clothing for five days

      Important Booking Info

      • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
      • Please ensure you have had lunch prior to your collection as we will be travelling straight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to start the afternoon’s sightseeing.
      • The single pricing option offers you 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 a supplement on location. No refund is given for those that 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.
      How much luggage can I bring?

      You can bring up to 15kg of luggage to be stored in our trailer while traveling, we advise you to bring a day pack for access to day-to-day items.

      How physically fit do I have to be?

      On this 6 day tour there is plenty of walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon you will need a good level of fitness.

      Our tours are active adventures that include a fair amount of walking and hiking. Walks can extend to 4 hours duration in warm to hot conditions, so a reasonable level of fitness is required, We don’t expressly set any age restrictions. Our tours are a mix of true outback adventure camping to soft camping. Less demanding treks/walks are available at most locations for those less active. Regardless, good health is important but ultimately, it is an open and positive attitude that matters. It is very important that any pre-existing medical conditions are discussed with our staff at time of booking.

      Where can I join this tour?

      This tour can commence in Alice Springs at 6:00am. If you are joining us in Alice Springs please arrive into Alice Springs the day prior to tour start date.

      This tour starts from Ayers Rock Airport meeting flights arriving between 12:30pm and 1:50pm

      Or we pick up at Sails in the Desert Hotel at 12.30pm.  If you are arriving on flights into Ayers Rock airport earlier than the above times you can take the free shuttle from Ayers Rock Airport to the Sails in the Desert hotel within Ayers Rock Resort. Please advise flight number when booking.

      If you are arriving on flights into Ayers Rock later than 1:50pm cannot begin this tour on the same day.

      Where and when does this tour finish?

      We drop off at Ayers rock resort or airport around 9am on day 4 of the tour.

      Or you can return to Alice Springs around 4pm. Please plan to fly out of Alice Springs the following day. Contact us for accommodation booking.

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