Want to go on a Red Centre tour that includes more than the usual Outback travel icons? The Wallaby Dreaming tour is perfect for travellers who want to visit Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka, but also see more of what the Red Centre has to offer. Travel by 4WD to the West MacDonnell Ranges, hike, swim and explore the ancient landscapes of the Australian Outback, spot wildlife and visit cattle stations. 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
Tour Price Includes:
Professional tour guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, pillow, sleeping bag hire, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
What you need to bring:
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 and casual clothing for 4 days.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
- 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.
- Clients joining at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) during business hours at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
- Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
In order to maximise your touring experience of Uluru, we recommend that you arrive into Ayers Rock Airport or before 1:05pm. The first pick up from Ayers Rock airport is 1:30pm. It is however possible to start this tour with a pick-up from Ayers Rock Airport on later flights (up to and including the Qantas SYD-AYQ service, which arrives at 2.50pm), Passengers being collected from Ayers Rock Airport at 3.10 pm (2.50 pm flight) will miss the Cultural Centre and due to time restrictions will take a shorter Uluru walk. They will still be able to do a base walk, just not the entire base of Uluru. Passengers being collected from the Ayers Rock Airport earlier than the above will not miss any of the sights except they will not be provided with lunch and will had to have eaten prior to pick up.
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road for four fantastic days of Outback adventure travel. (For those commencing at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport).
While travelling to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park we will stop along the way for refreshments, a camel ride (own expense) and a chance to purchase some Aboriginal paintings. The afternoon gives you a chance to see Uluru, including a visit to the cultural centre where you can learn about the Tjukurpa (Aboriginal law/religion). Enjoy a guided base walk or a chance to climb (weather permitting) should you choose. Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it.
Afterwards, enjoy a magnificent Uluru sunset, accompanied with a glass or two of sparkling wine before returning to the campsite for a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and time to sit back to contemplate the day's events with the rest of the tour group.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After watching a breathtaking Uluru sunrise from a lookout close to our campsite, it's time for breakfast before travelling to Kata Tjuta for a 7km hike through the magnificent "Valley of the Winds". After a leisurely lunch we travel to Curtin Springs Cattle Station for a tour of 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. Outback travel doesn’t get much better than this!
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning join your tour group for a guided walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. After Watarrka we travel along the famous Mereenie Loop Road in a 4WD, where you will be shaken and not stirred! See native Australian 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.
Day 4 (Breakfast / Lunch)
Continue your Red Centre tour by spending the day 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. Hike the “Ghost Gum Walk” before travelling back to Alice Springs, returning to your accommodation at approximately 5.30pm. After returning to civilisation, a hot shower awaits before joining your tour group for a farewell meal, a few cold ales and some laughs – the perfect finale to this memorable Outback tour experience.