Alice Springs to Red Center 5-Day 4WD Safari
Pick-up includedAccommodation in Alice Springs. Please reconfirm exact details with tour operator after booking
- Enjoy an all-inclusive adventure tour to the Red Center, led by a professional guide
- Camp under the stars beside a campfire and get the ultimate outback experience
- Hike through the Kings Canyon, and marvel at the Western MacDonnell Ranges
- Swim in the waterholes at Ormiston Gorge
- Learn about indigenous culture at the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community
- Get at thrill with 4-wheel drive transportation
Led by a fun and friendly professional guide, camp out under the southern stars with a campfire and great company. Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture with a trip to the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Swim in the rock holes of the Ormiston Gorge, hike the Ghost Gum Walk, and watch the spectacular sunrise in Uluru.
This is an all-inclusive adventure tour, with such details as camping equipment, transportation, meals, and fees already organized for you. Let your hair down and enjoy 5 days of pure adventure from Alice Springs!
Day 1 (L, D)
Departing Alice Springs bright and early, hit the road on an adventure of a lifetime (for those commencing the tour at Uluru, you will be collected from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport). The journey begins heading south through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for a camel ride if you are feeling adventurous (at you own expense). After that, you will pass by Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can browse or purchase Aboriginal artifacts and then stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of the trip.
After a stop for lunch, the tour heads to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where your guide leads you on an interpretive walk from the base of Uluru, and explain Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, you meet a local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once-in-a-lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where and tell stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people.
The tour comes to an end at the Cultural Centre, where you can explore the displays and learn about the flora and fauna of this unique area. Experience the famous changing colors of Uluru at sunset, away from the crowds, 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 a remote private camp, complete with an Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
After watching the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to the campsite, it's breakfast and then off to Kata Tjuta for a 7-kilometer hike through the magnificent Valley of the Winds. After a leisurely lunch head to Curtin Springs Cattle Station with plenty of time to get a close look before traveling to Kings Creek Station for the second nights bush camp. This private and remote campsite offers an authentic experience of the Outback. After a campfire dinner, kick back and be mesmerized by the millions of stars on display.
Day 3 (B, L, D)
In the morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices, and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheater and the Lost City plus swim in the tranquil Garden of Eden if you’re keen. After Watarrka drive along the famous Mereenie Loop Road by 4-wheel drive where you will be shaken and not stirred! Look out for wildlife along the way before arriving at the permanent camp at Glen Helen, nearby the stunning waterhole, in which the traditional owners of this land believe to be home to an ancient and powerful Rainbow Serpent.
Day 4 (B, L, D)
Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Travel off-road to Ormiston Gorge, keeping your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks, and taking a swim in the rock holes. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk before 4-wheel driving through the Owen Springs Reserve following the footsteps of the first European explorers.
Spend the evening way out back under the southern stars, complete with a campfire, heart meal, and great company.
Day 5 (B, L)
After a hearty breakfast, cross the famous Owen Springs Reserve to the inspirational Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Spend time with the original owners, explore the land, try your hand at Boomerang throwing, see ancient rock art paintings and carvings, and gain a personal experience of the profound understanding the owners have of this pristine remote environment. Travelling back to Alice Springs via the Old South Road, you will stop in at the Ewaninga Art site before returning to your accommodation approximately at 5:30 PM.
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned 4-wheel drive transportation
- All meals
- Camping equipment; pillow, sleeping bag hire
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
- Personal expenses
- National Park entrance fee
Prepare for the activity
• Camping is in swags on night 4
• Flights must arrive at Ayers Rock Airport on or before 13:05. Flight details must be provided at time of booking. Clients joining at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense. Please wear in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle and hat with sunscreen when boarding tour at Ayers Rock Airport.
• Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.