Wayoutback: 3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Red Centre Safari WD03
This Wayoutback 3 Day adventure features private campsites where you can sleep under the stars if you choose! Travel in small groups and absorb the fascinating information provided by your experienced guide .... and of course you will hike, climb and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings ...
This Wayoutback 3 Day adventure offers a value for money Red Centre experience featuring private and remote permanent campsites with facilities that are quite unique. Imagine showering under hot water generated from a wood burner! Travel in an air-conditioned minibus and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your experienced guide – all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world .... and of course you will hike, climb and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon!
Please advise flight details for Ayers Rock pick ups when placing booking. Clients joining at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense. Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle and hat with sunscreen when boarding tour at Ayers Rock Airport.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, 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 (or can be hired for $20), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. Note: Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 15kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
You’re on your way to the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. Australian pioneers originally used camels for transport and cartage and you now have the opportunity to check out the view from atop at the Outback Camel Farm at Stuarts Well (own expense). We turn off the Stuart Highway at Erldunda and while your guide refuels the vehicle, you can check out the Aboriginal art and craft on display. The first monolith you will see is Mount Connor (Atila), an imposing mesa located on a flat salt pan – not to be confused with Uluru which is some 100km further along the track.
After we arrive at the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park your guide will collect those joining us at Yulara Airport and then take you on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it’s time for a good night’s rest for another active day tomorrow.
-View Mt. Connor (Atila)
-Base Walk / Climb at Uluru
-Sunset at Uluru
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night. Our campsite really is ‘wayoutback’, set in a private location on this working cattle station.
-Uluru / Kata Tjuta Sunrise
-Kings Creek Station
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch)
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon.
-Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park