7 Day Red Centre To Top End Classic Safari

7 Day Red Centre To Top End Classic Safari

This Wayoutback 7 Day Package combines our 3 Day 4-wheel drive Red Centre Safari with our 3 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Safari including 2 nights in between to explore Alice Springs. Where 4-wheel drive is needed you have it (maximum guests 16) and between Alice Springs and Darwin you will travel in an air conditioned minibus (maximum 24 guests). We'll give you the opportunity to really experience the desert - driving on dirt roads, staying in private campsites, eating quality food cooked over a campfire and sleeping under the clearest southern stars you can imagine before departing North, destination Darwin.

Tour Highlights

  • Outback Camel Farm
  • Erldunda Station
  • Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
  • Mt Connor (Atila)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Curtin Springs
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Outback Bush Camp
  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
  • Finke River
  • Jims Place
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
  • Banka Banka Cattle Station
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Darwin

Tour Info

Code WD-WP08
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 7 Days
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Note

Departs Ayers Rock as well 1 pm.

Vehicle 4WD,MiniBus
Suitability 5+ Years
Start Alice Springs @ 06.00 am
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm

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 the airport).

Our journey begins heading south through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. 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 head to the Cultural Centre for the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). We then head to the base of Uluru where 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. This experience is followed by a hands-on dot painting session where you will take your artwork as a memento of your experience.

Experience the famous changing colours 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 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.

Meals - ( Lunch & Dinner)

Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the "Valley of the Winds". 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)

Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil 'Garden of Eden'. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical outback dirt road. We'll drop you back at your accommodation early evening and usually all meet later for a bit of a night on the town (Alice seems like the big smoke after 3 days in the bush).

This Outback tour has shown you the best of Central Australia - a Red Centre travel experience you'll never forget.

Meals - (Breakfast & Lunch)

A day of leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Dorm or Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation in Alice Springs is included.

You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00 am and then our adventure through the 'Territory' to Darwin begins. Just north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn (80% of the Northern Territory lays north of this point). Further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu), a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.

Meals - (Lunch / Dinner)

No trip to the 'Territory' is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub, an important watering hole for explorers and drovers in days gone by and now a great spot for a cold beer, a bit of history and a 'fair dinkum outback experience'! Later in the day you can take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees before journeying to Katherine and our overnight camp.

Meals- (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Your guide will wake you early for the short drive to the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. You may like to take a boat cruise or paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful waters (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin where the friendly locals and magical sunsets await!

Melas- (Breakfast / Lunch)

Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle for 3 days & minibus for 3 days
  • All meals (as listed on itineraries)
  • Camping equipment and fees  (2 nights permanent tent with proper bedding,  2 nights Budget camping ,  and 2 nights twin share  accommodation. )
  • Pillow, sleeping bag hire,
  • Reference books
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Accommodation in Alice Springs is made up of  Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) rooms. 

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 $50)
  • Toiletries, 
  • Swim wear, 
  • Towel, 
  • Camera, 
  • Comfortable and casual clothings

Note

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • National park fee is payable on boarding by cash - $25 (per person) or when you reconfirm the tour. 
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.  
  • 6 day tour is available on request with out free day on day 4.
  • This 7 day package is a combination of two safari products and the guide and passengers may differ on each safari. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation between each of the safaris. 
  • Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Alice Springs however will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari. 
  • Flights must arrive at Ayers Rock Airport on or before 1.05 pm. Flight details must be provided at time of booking please. Clients joining at Ayers Rock 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. 
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg).
  • For those joining this Safari at Ayers Rock Airport flights must arrive on or before 1.05pm. Advise flight details when placing your reservation. Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
  • Lunch on Day 1 included for Ex Alice Springs departures only.
  • Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Alice Springs however will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari.

Pick up 

  • We will pick up/ drop off  the passengers form selected motel and Hotel with in the City CBD or with in the walking distance from your hotel.
  • Depart Ayers rock - Outback Pioneer Hotel  
  • Ayers Rock Airport Pick up at 1 pm  ( flight need to be arrive before 12 pm )