5 Day 4WD Ayers Rock Tour Kangaroo Dreaming
Tour Code WO5 - Kangaroo Dreaming tour
Departing Alice Springs 6.00am
Departing Ayers Rock Airport 1.00pm
Departure Days Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Tour Finishes Alice Springs Only 5.30pm Day 5
Maximum Passengers 16 - small groups
Cost Adult $1250.00
Cost Child 5-15 sharing with 2 adults $1250.00
This 5 day small group 4WD tour gives you a genuine taste of the outback desert region. The tour goes off road following in the footsteps of the first European explorers as well as taking you to meet traditional aboriginal owners of the land who will share their insight into this region with you. A True Outback Experience you will treasure forever.
Time to Feel the Heartbeat of the Desert
Wayoutback offers real outback adventure with aussie style and quality. Wayoutback is a genuine small group operator carrying a maximum of 16 people in purpose built 4-wheel drive vehicles. In addition to experiencing the wonders of Uluru (tour Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), This tour will give you the opportunity to experience desert driving on dirt roads, bush camps, eating food cooked over a campfire and sleeping under the most amazing southern stars you can imagine.
Learn From the Aboriginal Land Owners
This tour gives you an insight into local indigineous culture and stories, At Ayers Rock you visit the cultural centre and later in the tour the remote aboriginal community of Oak Valley where you interact with and are guided by local aboriginal traditional owners of the land.
(+Cost additional to Wayoutback tour)
The journey commences heading south to Erldunda driving through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at The Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you’d like to ride a camel +. The tour also stops at Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can see and purchase Aboriginal artefacts. On the way to Uluru (Ayers Rock) there is a stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first massive rock formation of the trip. For thos of you joining the tour at Uluru we will pick you up at 1.30pm.
After a stop for lunch and your arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will head to the Cultural Centre and the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa) before a short guided walk at the base of Uluru. At this point you can take a full base walk, climb Uluru if you choose to do so, or join the Aboriginal guided Kuniya Walk +. Please note that the Kuniya Walk is in place of doing the base walk or climbing Uluru (climbing is discouraged by Anangu) for clients that give priority to having a direct indigenous experience on tour.
Of course no Uluru tour would be complete without experiencing the famous changing colours of the Rock at sunset, with complimentary sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and think about the day and the expanse the desert.
(Lunch & Dinner)
Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse
View Mt Connor (Atila)
Climb/Base Walk or Kuniya Walk at Uluru
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
From a lookout close to your campsite you can view sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) before rolling up the swags and heading off to Kata Tjuta for a leisurely 7km stroll through the "Valley of the Winds". After stopping at the Resort for fuel and refreshments it’s off to Kings Creek Cattle Station with plenty of time to take a look at a working cattle station and for your second night of bush camping. Situated at our idylic and private campsite which really is 'Way-outback", complete with unique 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.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Sunrise
Ayers Rock Resort
Kings Creek Station
Outback Bush Camp
A leisurely start to the day before we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for an amazing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and rock formations of Kings Canyon. We'll visit the Amphitheatre and the Lost City plus a swim in the lush, quiet Garden of Eden if you wish (seasonal).
Later in the day we are four wheel driving along the famous Mereenie Loop Road keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way before arriving at our permanent camp at Glen Helen, nearby is a stunning waterhole that the aboriginal owners of this land believe is home to an ancient and powerful Rainbow Serpent.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
Outback Dirt Roads
Mereenie Loop Road
This monring is spent exploring the mighty West MacDonell Ranges. We travel to Ormiston Gorge and take a swim in the rock holes and hikd the Ghost Gum Walk. We four wheel drive through Owen Springs Reserve following in the footsteps of the first European explorers before arriving at our campsite at Owen Springs and a hearty dinner cooked over the campfire under the starry southern skies.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
4WD into Owen Springs Reserve
Ghost Gum Walk
After a great breakfast we cross the famous Hugh River Stock Route on our way to the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. We spend time with the traditional owners as they show us their land, try throwing a boomerang, see ancient rock art paintings and carvings and have a personal experience of the profound understanding the traditional owners have of this pristine remote environment.
Travelling back to Alice Springs via the Old South Road we stop in at Erwinga Art site before arriving back in Alice Springs dropping you back to your accommodation around 5.30pm. Your group might choose to go out tonight for a farewell dinner and a few laughs and drinks at a local watering hole. Passengers usually get together one last time before going their own ways.
Oak Valley Aboriginal Community
Erwinga Art Site
+ Optional extras additional to Wayoutback fare - Kuniya Walk, Camel Ride, purchase of arts and crafts.
Itinerary may change due to seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.