4 Day Wallaby Dreaming 4WD Uluru Red Centre Tour

Intensive and extensive adventure tour

 

The Wallaby Dreaming is perfect for those seeking more than just the icons as you discover the most popular highlights of of the Red Centre including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka plus the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen and the Mereenie Loop Road. Can also start in Uluru at ...

Highlights of this fantastic four-day tour include:

Camel Farm
Ebenezer Roadhouse
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Aboriginal guided cultural walk at Uluru
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Endless Star dining experience
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kata Tjuta walks
Kings Creek Station
Outback permanent bush camp
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park walks
Outback dirt roads
Four Wheel Driving
Mereenie Loop Road
Glen Helen
Ormiston Gorge
Ghost Gum Walk
Ochre Pits
Ellery Creek Big Hole 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 5+. See note for pax over 60

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

What's included

  • Pick up from central ASP accomm, AYQ airport or Resort
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Camping equip. for three nights incl. twin-share permanent tent with beds and mattresses plus swag
  • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag and bath towel
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Drop off at central ASP accomm

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming towel
  • Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one is provided)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for four days in a soft bag

Itinerary

Day 1 : Uluru
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 for refreshments. 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.)
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kata Tjuta
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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop Road & Wallace Rockhole
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 Wallace Rockhole, 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Western MacDonnell Ranges
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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Departs                                             
Alice Springs                                      From central accommodation from 5:40am
Ayers Rock Airport                             14:00 - please advise flight arrival details
Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort)          13.00

Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer

Returns                                             
Alice Springs only                                5.30 pm approximately

AUD $25
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Outback
  • Hiking
  • 4WD Tours

Available Extras

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

Camel ride is optional and at own expense and is available only to those starting in Alice Springs (currently not available)

 

 

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This 4-day tour is perfect for travellers who are interested to explore more than the iconic highlights in the Outback. Experience the beautiful landscape at the West MacDonnell Range while enjoying a refreshing swim. For that real Aussie Swag experience, you can choose to sleep under the breathtaking night sky.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Tri Advisor

    4WD ULURU RED CENTRE WALLABY DREAMING TOUR

    We would like to send a million thanks to our guide - Rhett for doing his job above and beyond during our 4 days trip in May 2019.

    He played his guitar as our alarm to start our day and he ended the day with his guitar playing to sing a song over the camp fire which is an amazing outback experience we’ve encountered on this trip.

    Rhett’s knowledge and enthusiasm shown throughout the trip. We have a cultural as well as spiritual experience of the Red Centre on Uluru - Kata Tjuta - Kings Canyon and Macdonnnel ranges. We had an amazing time during the trip and mainly due to the time and efforts given by our tour guide. He’s also a great cook which we had delicious breakfast/lunch and dinner throughout the trip.

    He’s definitely the make of our tour and ‘Bloody Rippa’ of a guy which is an asset to the company.

    THANK YOU Rhett and Wayoutback Tour.

    On Trip Advisor

    This tour is absolutely a must do, if you want to visit the center of Australia this is definitely the best way to do it. Phil picked us up from our hotel in Alice Springs and drove us to uluru where we had lunch in our camp. The camps are having permanent tents with beds inside but you can also sleep in a swag under the stars, both the possibilities are given together with the equipment to do it. The whole tour allowed to know people because of the rules given by the guide. Everybody must do something, help in washing the dishes, preparing the lunch or dinner, cut vegetables, load and unload the truck. In uluru we had an aboriginal guide with a translator and I did not see other tours having it, extremely interesting and asked to know better the culture of these people and respect them. The second day we moved to another camp and we visited another part of the national park with a very good sunrise sightseeing and a good morning walk. The third day we moved to another camp and we visited kings canyon, simply impressive, we had a very nice walk with Phil to the top of the canyon and down again, while doing it he gave a lot of informations on the geology and on the vegetation living there, very very interesting. The fourth day was a bit more relaxing and we had only one small walk in a permanent water hole were Phil showed us some wallabies living there. I definitely recommend this tour, is a must do not to be missed if you really want to get around these part of Australia, it allows to know people, get to know different things about camping and the local culture. The good Phil cooked for us was always very good and he added also some nice cookies and fruits after the long walks, always very welcome!

    On Trip Advisor

    We had a blast with wayoutback. My parents (50 years, don't speak english), me and my boyfriend (20 years) enjoyed those 4 days. Our group had the perfect size (11 people) to travel comfortably and to get to know everyone. Involving us in tasks such as collecting firewood, doing the dishes and preparing food helped us grow together as a group. Our bus was quite luxurious. We had enough legspace, even with our bags. Unfortunately, the air con sometimes gave up on us but that is to be expected in a climate like this.
    Kate did everything to cater for special needs - she spoke slowly and with a lot of gestures for people who don't understand English that well.
    She also stopped frequently during the walks to give everyone a chance to rest, drink and enjoy. We got frequent reminders to fill up our bottles and always got informed how much water/what footwear to bring. She has an extensive knowledge about the wildlife, culture and nature in this area.
    The food was delicious and there was a surprising variety in our dinners.
    The accommodations were luxurious for campsites - we had proper beds in the tents and sometimes even light. It was amazing to have the opportunity to sleep in a swag under the stars.

    This was my parents' first and my second tour with wayoutback - we were more than happy. Wayoutback and Kate exceeded our expectations.

    On Trip Advisor

    We chose the 4 day Wallaby 4WD tour which was fantastic! Our itinerary covered all the specified activities but our awesome guide Carla went beyond her duties to take us to a few extra places including a salt lake and Simpsons Gap. This tour exceeded our expectations. Yes...it was a bit challenging at times as you learn to deal with red dirt, collecting firewood and those noises in the night. The 4WD vehicle allowed us to tour places buses cannot access. We chose to spend a night by the campfire in a swag under the stars...an experience I will never forget surrounded by cattle and wild brumbies. Carla was very organised and taught us many new skills...she is a great cook and her local knowledge made her presentations very interesting. We didn't have hotel luxuries but it was the best way to appreciate the real outback. Tip: join the tour at Uluru and spend a couple of extra days exploring this area. Highly recommend!