Wayoutback Desert Safaris

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Wayoutback Desert Safaris offers experiential, small group four-wheel drive safaris with a nature and cultural focus visiting Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Designed to offer travellers an insider’s view of the Red Centre, their ethos is to get away from the crowds and immerse you in the culture and landscape.

Safaris range from two to five days and they also offer specialist safaris such as bird watching or a photographic journey and, Art and Cultural Safaris.

Wayoutback Desert Safaris provide exclusive access to off road four-wheel drive tracks, the inspirational Oak Valley Aboriginal Community, plunger coffee, herbal teas and chilled face clothes to cool off.

Wayoutback is Advanced Eco accredited and are a Carbon Neutral company.

In 2010 they have added a new Safari to their portfolio incorporating four Aboriginal owned experiences in the Alice Springs area for those seeking indigenous tourism that is authentic and interactive.


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For the adventure traveller, this is an authentic outback three day four-wheel drive safari with a touch of style and quality. As well as visiting the icons of Central Australia such as Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / the Olgas, Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, you will also get the chance to really experience the desert – getting away from the crowds in private bush camps, cooking over a campfire and sleeping under the clearest southern stars in a swag.

This is a four-wheel drive safari where you’ll leave the sealed road behind for a typical outback dirt road, bush tracks and riverbeds. They are a genuine small group operator carrying a maximum of 16 people in purpose built four-wheel drive vehicles.


The Kangaroo Dreaming is the ultimate five day four-wheel drive tour of Central Australia for adventure travellers. As would be expected, you’ll visit Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, Palm Valley and the West MacDonnell Ranges.

More importantly, you’ll also get to truly experience the outback in an authentic way by really going ‘wayoutback’, bush camping at remote private campsites, driving a bush track through an old outback cattle station with sensational views of the West MacDonnell Ranges, visiting the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community, sleeping under the clearest southern stars in swags, cooking over a camp fie and getting away from the crowds.

This is a true four-wheel drive safari where you’ll leave sealed roads behind for typical outback dirt roads, bush tracks and riverbeds.


This unique two and half day West MacDonnell Ranges four-wheel drive safari offers the adventure traveller the very best of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Palm Valley as well as a night out under the clearest southern stars.

Travelling in a four-wheel drive vehicle with a small group, you’ll explore highlights such as the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community, Hugh River Stock Routes, Owen Springs Reserve, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen, Palm Valley and Hermannsburg Aboriginal Settlement. A barbecue dinner and a night beside the Finke River will leave you with a memory of a lifetime and a real taste of the outback.


This is a true outback experience travelling off-road in a four-wheel drive vehicle with a small group of fellow bird watchers, and camping in the great outdoors of Central Australia. As well as enjoying some spectacularly scenic regions including red rock escarpments, red sand spinifex country and salt lakes, you’ll visit two areas that are a beacon for birds that inhabit the region.

Newhaven Bird Sanctuary covers 647,000 acres and contains 10 differing vegetation systems and landforms unique to any other reserve in northern Australia. It supports over 160 species of birds, including the last reported sighting of the endangered Night Parrot. After generous summer rains, Newhaven will flourish with species usually only seen on the coastal wetlands.

Boggy Hole on the Finke River system is the largest and most spectacular of only eight permanent water hole systems in Central Australia. It is a veritable ornithologist’s haven.


During the five day extravaganza, you’ll visit eight Aboriginal Communities, many of which very few people get the opportunity to see. The tour covers most of Central Australia’s beautiful and dramatic areas including the Red Centre locations of Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, and the West MacDonnell Ranges.

This is the country of well-known Albert Namatjira, and Polly and Emily Kngwarreye. You not only have the opportunity to see and admire the commitment and patience of the artists who bring to life in their art the stories and beliefs that go back generations, but you’ll get to experience this country in a small group, off-road adventure, camping around open fires at night, enjoying sensational camp fire meals and sleeping under the star-filled southern sky.


This six-day photographic journey combines the beauty, natural wonder and timelessness of some of the best locations in Central Australia with a photographic focus. For the enthusiastic photographer you will receive tips and tuition from one of Australia’s most highly regarded photographers, Grenville Turner, with a myriad of opportunities to photograph awesome scenery and wildlife. You will learn about light and composition and discover how to create photographic opportunities as you travel in the most extraordinary locations.

No trip to Central Australia would be complete without visiting and photographing Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / The Olgas and Kings Canyon. This experience will reveal to you all things symbolic with the Australian Outback, plus features that most travellers never get to see.


This authentic two day Aboriginal Culture Safari visits four Aboriginal Communities set in exquisite locations throughout Central Australia. Between the four communities you will learn from your Aboriginal hosts their local knowledge of Dreamtime stories, indigenous art, wildlife, bush tucker and medicine, as well as artefacts, hunting utensils and weaponry.

This safari encompasses the raw Australian Outback – four-wheel driving bush tracks exclusively made available to Wayoutback Desert Safaris. Remote bush camping (tents can be provided), small groups (maximum of 16 people), open fires at night, sensational camp fire meals with quality food, all equipment provided and fully catered. Camping and sleeping under the sensational star-filled southern night sky will be a memory of a life time. You, the wild and no other.

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