Central Australian Desert Loop. Uluru/Ayers Rock to Alice Springs. 8 Nights.

3 May - 10 May 2025 - Bookings now open

$3843 per vehicle incl. 2 people. 8 Vehicles Max. Off-road camper trailers ok.


If you're pushed for time but still want to experience the remoteness and scenic beauty of the desert, then this is the tour for you.

The tour starts with a complimentary 3 day pass to Uluru NP, so you are welcome to arrive early and have a good look around. Our first night together is at the caravan park where you have a cabin for the night and we go for a welcome dinner in town (walking distance). On the first day of travel, we head past the iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta on our way West along the Great Central Road. Passing into WA, we visit the Giles Meteorological Station before making our way up the seldom travelled and very scenic Sandy Blight Road.

Our route takes us through amazing desert country and the occasional Aboriginal Community where we can refuel. We will loop back towards Alice Springs, stopping at some of the stunning gorges in the West MacDonald Ranges along the way. Our included final night and dinner is at Lasseters Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs.

No off-road driving experience is necessary for this tour - just bring a sense of adventure and a well set up vehicle. Full instruction will be provided throughout the journey. Off-road camper trailers are ok on this trek, but they must meet our requirements. 

Duration: 8 Nights  
Start/End: Uluru/Ayers Rock to Alice Springs 
Cost: $3843 per vehicle including 1 or 2 people. $600 each additional passenger. 10% Discount for returning customers

Contact us for more information or to book your adventure.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

β€’ Complimentary 3 day pass to Uluru NP - arrive early to have a good look around
β€’ First night's accommodation in a cabin & dinner in Yulara (Uluru town)
β€’ Last night's accommodation and dinner at Lasseters Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs
β€’ StarLink Wifi - internet when we're camped remotely between about 5pm and 8:30pm
β€’ All access permits, National Park entry fees, camping fees and Aboriginal land access and transit permits
β€’ Pre-tour help and advice on vehicle and gear setup
β€’ All the arrangements and bookings for the tour (just get yourself, your gear and vehicle to Alice Springs).
β€’ Full-time, professional tour guide/4WD instructor with a Cert IV qualification in 4WD training and current remote area first aid certificate.
β€’ "On-tour" training over the 2-way radio. You will be given help and advice throughout the entire trip. You will be warned of oncoming traffic and hazards. Your guide will co-ordinate dune crossings with oncoming vehicles, talking to them on another UHF channel so there's no confusion about what to do. On difficult sections, your guide will be out of their vehicle to help you and instruct you personally. 
β€’ Reliable tour leader's vehicle with all safety, recovery, communications and emergency equipment - Starlink, Satphone and Garmin inReach (tracker, emergency beacon & satellite texting), winch, snatch straps, Max Trax etc.
β€’ Tyre changing and mechanical assistance; spare 2-way radios.
β€’ Night spotlighting sessions for animals; bird/animal ID books and apps. 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

 β€’ 4WD Vehicle, fuel, food (other than stated above), camping gear, insurance (vehicle and personal)

WHAT ARE THE 4X4 VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS?
- A full list of requirements, as well as the tour inclusions and Ts & Cs is provided with our "Pre-booking Info Pack". Email Tony here tony@4x4treks.com.au to request an Info Pack for "Central Desert Loop"

β€’ A high clearance 4X4 vehicle with low range.
β€’ Off-road camper trailers are limited to particular specs (ask Tony about this) 
β€’ Five Light Truck construction (LT) tyres with over 50% tread remaining. 2nd spare with or without rim recommended.
β€’ Fuel range of 800 km.
β€’ 50 - 80L water storage.
β€’ Good quality UHF radio base set
β€’ Good quality sand flag with lynch pin base. Not a hose fitting type, and not the spring base type. Bushranger flag from ARB recommended.
β€’ Tyre pressure gauge.
β€’ Tyre pressure monitors - TPMS.
β€’ Good quality air compressor.
β€’ Some spares are required to be carried (filters, belt etc). A full list is provided on booking.
β€’ A Mechanical Checklist is to be completed by a qualified mechanic and returned  at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
β€’ An Medical Form is to be completed by each person in your vehicle and submitted at least 2 weeks before departure.
β€’ A tent or camp set up that is EASY TO PUT UP AND TAKE DOWN. This should take no longer than 15 mins each time. This will make or break your trip. An awning tent connected to your vehicle is not recommended. 
β€’ Vehicle Insurance - make sure your insurance company covers your vehicle for off-road driving. NRMA/RACQ etc will not recover your vehicle from remote tracks. Only Club 4X4 Insurance will cover your vehicle recovery costs in remote situations. There is an option with Club 4X4 to get up to $30,000 for remote recoveries. (Our vehicle is insured with Club 4X4 but we are NOT sponsored by them).
β€’ Travel Insurance - as with any holiday, you should get travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances (such as having to pull out of the tour).

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Desert driving fuel consumption is as follows (NB. indicative only):
- Diesel utes eg. D-Max, Hilux, Ranger, BT-50 use 14 - 18L/100km,
- Landrover Discovery 4 uses about 18L diesel/100km
- Diesel V8 200 Series Landcruiser uses 20 - 22L/100km
- Petrol 4.6L Nissan Patrol uses close to 28L/100km 

CAN I HIRE A 4WD VEHICLE FOR THIS TOUR?


Yes, from Darwin (return). Ask us about this if interested. Priced from $450-500/day.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS FLOODING OR ROAD CLOSURES IN AND AROUND THE DESERT AT THE TIME OF OUR TOUR?
We have alternative itineraries in the event of flooding or track closures, so the tour will go ahead. It is not always possible to run tours as planned in the Outback and desert. This is all part of travel in these remote areas.

WHEN CAN I SEE THE FULL ITINERARY?

The full itinerary is provided to you once your deposit has been paid. 

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