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Wayoutback Australian Safaris

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Alice Springs, Australia
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About Wayoutback Australian Safaris
Wayoutback Australian Safaris began in 1999 from humble beginnings - from a love of the Australian Outback and its people, combined with a dream to provide unique, small group tours to the highlights of the Northern Territory. From Uluru, the red heart of Australia, to the Tropical waterfalls and wetlands of Kakadu National Park, we deliver quality experiences throughout the NT.
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Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin

Explore the natural attractions of Litchfield National Park on this small-group full-day tour from Darwin. Cool off at waterfalls that cascade from Tabletop Range, take a dip in natural pools such as Buley Rockhole, walk through a lush forest, check out hulking termite pillars, learn about local Aboriginal history, and hear commentary on Australian wildlife. This comprehensive tour includes a picnic barbecue lunch at a scenic location and round-trip transportation.
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10 hours 30 minutes
from $92.51

5-Day 4WD Camping Adventure Including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Parks

The natural wonders of Australia’s Top End lie south of Darwin, but exploring them independently requires a self-drive 4WD and serious planning. Bypass the hassle on a 5-day tour that covers Kakadu, Nitmiluk, and Litchfield National Parks; and packs each day with adventure and sights. Take a crocodile-spotting cruise, kayak, swim in waterfalls, see rock art, and overnight at private campsites. Guiding, 4WD transport, and meals make your experience complete.
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5 days
from $1,003.29

Full-Day Twin and Jim Jim Falls 4WD Tour from Jabiru

Trek to the sparkling cascades of Kakadu National Park on this active, full-day tour of Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Travel by land and by water, riding over rocky tracks in a 4WD vehicle and through Twin Falls Gorge on a boat cruise and floating boardwalk. Scramble over boulders and bushwalk through a monsoon forest to reach the base of the falls, surrounded by spectacular cliffs. Round-trip transport from Jabiru and a picnic lunch are included.
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11 hours
from $164.23

4-Day Top End Explorer: Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land Gems

Discover the ancient legends and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Top End with this 4-day wilderness adventure from Darwin. Journey deep into Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, where you'll spot crocs on a river cruise, interpret Aboriginal art at Ubirr with an indigenous guide, and rumble along 4WD tracks to spectacular Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Get even closer to nature by sleeping under the southern stars and cooking over a fire at permanent campsites inside the parks.
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4 days
from $967.44

3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield and Kakadu Accommodated Camping Adventure

Experience the rugged beauty of the Australian outback on a three-day 4WD lodge safari to Litchfield and Kakadu national parks. Your outback safari takes you on a private cruise through the Yellow Water Billabong, to Kakadu’s peerless indigenous rock art at Ubirr, and to Florence, Wangi, Twin and Jim Jim falls for tranquil swims in some of Australia’s most beautiful waterfall plunge pools. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to a maximum 16 passengers.
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3 days
from $806.80
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Daniel wrote a review Jul 2020
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
In January we booked Wayoutback's higher quality 3day Outback Tour aimed at the 40plus market. We were really upset with not just the tour yet also the poor response of the management to provide any type of reimbursement after a written complaint. I really would urge you to think seriously about booking with this company. They just want your money and will employ staff who have no care for the trip. Here are my main concerns why: Tour guide: Unenthusiastic attitude, he rushed parts of the tour and made no proper greeting or introductions to bond the group at first meeting him. His initial comments were that he 'was tired as he had been up since 4am'. He mostly drove with his music on not engaging with us ‘passengers’ in the back as he once described us! He was basically 'coaching' us around with no tour guide skills. Worker based at camp: Dreadfully rude in attitude. No introduction whom she was.The advertised ‘Dining experience’ on the first night was a joke. I hadn’t even got off the bus when all i heard was her saying ‘Ok, dinner is ready, hurry up otherwise it will get cold!' She wanted us to rush so she could finish her shift. She conveyed an underlying anger and resent for her guests as if we were a nuisance for her and in her way. She moaned to the other colleagues that she had 10days working without a break which we could all hear whilst having our 'dining experience'. The food was cheap and poor quality, all bought from a discount store. Whilst eating, the workers sat separately as we tried to bond as a group. We felt like herded animals. On the first 'lunch' in 40 degrees, we had to ask for something cold to drink and when we found some ice in the freezer, were told it was ‘strictly’ not to be used! We were then given one bottle of the cheapest squash to drink along with a warm glass of apple juice. The 'Nibbles and Cava' experience over a sunset Uluru was basic compared to what we saw other groups having. Tents were dirty and there was no explanation of H&S issues at all - ie, what we should do in an emergency, snake bite, etc. On asking the 'Guide' where he would be contacted in such an emergency, he responded ‘in a snag somewhere away in the far distance!’ His attitude to snakes was that he is ’not afraid of them.' He shook off my genuine concerns as stupid and as if i was not masculine enough to tackle a snake like him. The showers and toilets on the second camp were broken, one shower head was defect. The privacy curtain was pulled off the outside toilet, the other toilet had no light working. They mix the 'Backpacker Tour' with the 'High end' tours due to low numbers yet there is absolute no difference in service or standards or explanation and no refund given to those who pay for the higher end tour. Basically they just 'bung you all together' and you're left wondering why you paid so much more money for a backpacker tour than the person sitting next to you who got a last minute deal to fill spaces. The poor state of the 4WD van that the guide tried to dress over stating that it was 'quirky' with 'lots of experiences behind it' and called ‘Ralph’ really meant that it was just a banged out motor! Seriously..?! A van called Ralph..? Maybe a 5year old would have laughed yet his poor attempt to explain why we were not in a quality 4WD made matters worse. There was no 'Air Con' properly working as it kept turning off as the vents were all broken. The journeys were long, noisy and hot and it felt as if you were herded in a cattle truck. The 'Sunrise Tour' of Uluru turned into a 'Sunset' tour as the 'Guide' drove us to the wrong lookout point, (i.e. the evening one!) We were the only group there and he sat miserable in the van at 5am not talking to us. He was always the lone driver and constantly tired as having to get up at 4am to start the breakfasts, etc. With such long distances to drive in an old clapped out 4WD, H&S issues are a big concern here. We were all worried that he could fall asleep at the wheel. I could go on yet have run out of space to type here. Don't book with them. They're rogues.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Obsidian W wrote a review Jul 2020
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At first, I had a lot of expectation because of the price, that is low for australian standards, but still very high for me. However, I loved every minute of the tour I had with them (3 Days 2 Night At Uluru and the Kata Tjuta), the guide was the most awesome guide I had the pleasure to have and everythin was handled greatly. I loved it so much I booked a second tour in Darwin, but it was cancelled due to the weather. Never before I had a tour operator so quick to react; they handled the situation like real pros.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ralph Mate wrote a review Apr 2020
Parrearra, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
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This 5 day adventure takes you to all the great attractions in the red centre and more. Our guide/driver (Phill) has a real affinity with the region and went out of his way to ensure everyone enjoyed the experience of the trip. from visiting Uluru & Kata Tjuta, conquering the walk at Kings Canyon and enjoying every sunrise & sunset along the way. Our final night camped on a dry river bed in the middle of nowhere was the highlight of the trip. (Even allowing for the worst season for flies on record) In light of the corona virus we wish a quick return to normality for everyone soon. Stay safe.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paula V wrote a review Mar 2020
Auburn, United States21 contributions1 helpful vote
Our three day tour was amazing. Our guide, Emma was knowledgeable and had a dynamic leadership style. Our group's ages went from seniors in their 60's (us) to 20 somethings. Emma brought all of us together and by the first day, we were a cohesive, friendly unit. The two hikes to Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon were challenging, but Emma made everyone feel comfortable in each person's skill level. Sunrise at Kings Canyon was definitely the highlight of our tour. The food each day was varied and delicious, ranging from kangaroo stew to various vegan options. We traveled in March, so the flies were brutal, but with a fly net and a positive attitude, it was all worth it. Sunset at Uluru, with a glass of champagne in your hand, was a memory we'll keep for a lifetime. Fantastic three days. Thanks, Emma. Every time I drive on a rough, gravel road in NH, I'll think of you and your masterful control of your vehicle! You rock.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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hspe2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Vejen, Denmark12 contributions2 helpful votes
An adventure for life! Great way to explore the beautiful Uluru, Katja Tjuta, Kings Canyon and a lot of other places. Sunset and sunrise. Camp life and swag sleeping under the stars - yeah, yeah, yeah. And we were very lucky having Margret as guide, driver and tour leader. Enthusiastic, awesome humorous and knowledgeable in respect to history, geology, nature and culture. Very helpful and loyal to participants in the group, farmers in Red center and Aboriginals. Will very much recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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