1. Australia
  2. Northern Territory
  3. Alice Springs
  4. Chambers Pillar

Chambers Pillar and Ewaninga 4WD Day Tour

Product ID: 180590
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Access the remote Chambers Pillar rock formation and prehistoric Ewaninga rock carvings on this 4WD day tour which takes you deep into the Red Center’s beautiful and remote sandhill country.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Your Alice Springs accommodation. Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your pickup time.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the thrill of off-road driving
  • Visit Ewaninga and admire its ancient petroglyphs
  • See the historical site of Rodinga, one of the Old Ghan stations
  • Visit the art gallery at Titjikala Aboriginal Community
  • Walk around the magnificent Chambers Pillar and Castle Rock
Full description
Begin your 4WD guided adventure into the Australian Outback at sunrise by setting off down the Old Ghan railway route to the impressive Chambers Pillar. On the way, you will see the ancient and sacred Ewaninga rock carvings which the local Arrente Aboriginal people have been visiting for thousands of years. Learn about the cultural significance of these astonishing petroglyphs over a sumptuous European-style breakfast. Choose from a selection of home-made buns, fresh fruit, yogurt, teas, and Italian brewed coffee.

Next, visit the remote Aboriginal community of Titjikala and its renowned art centre. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an authentic piece of Central Australian Aboriginal art without paying gallery prices.*

From there, you will cross the sands of the dry Hugh River and ascend to a stunning lookout atop the Charlotte Range from which the vast Simpson Desert and the distant Chambers Pillar come into view. Travel the same red, sandy track the explorer John McDouall Stuart took more than 150 years ago, passing through country that is still some of the driest, most remote wilderness on the continent. Emerge amid the giant natural sandstone sculptures of the Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve. Choose to walk around and/or up to the base of this astonishing natural wonder. Your guide will explain the geology of this amazing landscape, taking you back to when the prehistoric countryside was under the sea, as well as relating the ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories that lie behind these magnificent structures.

After exploring Chambers Pillar and the area around Castle Rock, relax and enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared on-site by your guide under the shade of the majestic desert oaks in this beautiful wilderness reserve.

In the afternoon, you will return to Alice Springs where your guide will take you to your accommodation after an unforgettable day in the Outback.

*Subject to Titjikala Art Center opening days/hours.
Includes
  • Snacks and fresh fruit during the walks
  • Abundant breakfast (coffee, tea, biscuits, cereals, and much more)
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Modern air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Water all day

When you get there

Know before you go
• 8 years old is the minimum age to participate on this tour. Parents/guardians are fully responsible for their kids
• Please be aware that you will be traveling in remote areas
• Please let the tour operator know if you have any food allergies or medical conditions