3 or 4 day “Goanna Dreaming” 4WD Uluru Experience (3 Day AU$865, 4 Day AU$965)
Wayoutbacks original Uluru tour, offering an authentic outback adventure with a touch of style and quality. Travel with a small group in a purpose built four-wheel drive vehicle. As well as experiencing the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), we’ll give you the opportunity to really experience the desert – driving on dirt roads, avoiding the crowds and sleeping at our remote private bush camps.
Participate in an indigenous cultural exchange at Uluru including an Aboriginal Guided walk. Choose to sleep under the clearest southern stars you can imagine with your choice of a traditional swag or comfortable permanent safari tent complete with beds, pillows and all linen. Enjoy our Endless star dining at Uluru, with quality food cooked over the campfire. This is an emotive journey into the heart of the Red Centre.
This tour departs daily. It commences in Alice Springs early morning or Uluru after lunch with the option to finish in Alice Springs late afternoon on day 3.
What you win
- FREE return night in one of our private twin or double rooms
- Borrow a FREE sleeping bag and fly net
- FREE Luggage storage
- FREE pick up and drop off right in front of the hostel
- Get ready for your tour with the help of Alice’s Secret and relax after your tour by enjoying the beautiful garden and the cosy atmosphere of our little oasis.
- Professional guide and campsite host
- travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Aboriginal Guided walk at Uluru
- all meals (as listed on itineraries)
- camping equipment including permanent tent with beds and mattress or optional swag
- All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag hire and towel
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
- Optional Field of Light experience at UIuru
Day 1 – Alice Springs to Ayers Rock
(Lunch / Dinner) 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 sharing stories and passing on traditional methods of painting that plays an important part in the sustainability of Aboriginal Culture. Starting with a walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole, at the base of Uluru, be guided by the Anangu hearing stories of this unique landscape and the connection between the art, culture and connection to the land. 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.
After dinner this evening, you may choose to view the Field of Light art installation (optional and additional expense).
Day 2 – Ayers Rock to Kings Creek Station:
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 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 “Valley of the Winds”. 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.
Day 3 – Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs:
(Breakfast / Lunch) Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We’ll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical outback dirt road. We’ll drop you back at your accommodation early evening and usually all meet later for a bit of a night on the town (Alice seems like the big smoke after 3 days in the bush).
What to bring
- wide brimmed hat
- insect repellent
- water bottle (1.5 litres)
- walking shoes/boots
- sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own)
- swim wear
- comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days