Mount Conner 4WD Small Group Tour from Ayers Rock including Dinner image
This is a unique and exclusive experience to Mt Conner, located 100-kilometers east of Uluru. This is the quintessential Aussie Outback experience. This fascinating tour will introduce you to life in the desert. Absorb the ambiance of the Red Centre without the crowds as we venture into an extraordinary environment by 4WD.
Itinerary
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Stop At: Mount Conner, Lasseter Highway Curtin Springs, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 7140 Australia

Mt Conner is situated on a vast, fully operational, privately owned cattle station, called Curtin Springs Station. While the dams on the property were constructed for watering cattle, here you will find the perfect natural habitat for red kangaroos and a vast array of birds and reptiles of the Red Centre.

You will discover an ancient inland salt lake and learn about the European history of the region. While you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, you will be captivated by the spectacular changing colours of sunset over Mt Conner before returning to relish a three-course outback dinner prepared by the cook at Curtin Springs Station.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Curtin Springs, Lasseter Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Return to Curtin Springs Station to relish an outback dinner prepared by the cook, before returning back to Ayers Rock Resort.

Duration: 1 hour

Alison_D 2022-04-28

The guide Wayne was humorous and his knowledge and experience of the area was amazing. He was kind, friendly and no request was too big- if he could make it happen, it happened. It was nice being part of a smaller group and in a smaller vehicle!

HDavidMc 2021-07-28

Wonderful opportunity to see Mt Connor. Dan was a great guide and Monika in the SEIT office at Ayers Rock Resort was incredibly helpful. Highly recommended.

Susan_B 2021-04-24

Thanks, Dan the Man in the Van. Lots of fun, very informative and the perfect massage...haha. Thanks to the Severin family for letting us venture onto their land.

antontag 2020-11-26

Awesome experience to visit an outback cattle station and see the real outback - one of the most eye opening day trips I have ever done - and a lot of it was due to Dan Smolenaers ( Dan the man with the van !) - his knowledge ,passion and great stories made the day a very special day for everyone on the tour

Birgit W 2020-03-11

The trip was very exciting and interesting. A real adventure. Jerry shows us a lot of interesting places and plants.

pche3675 2020-02-19

We had John and Lucy for this tour and they were absolutely fantastic. Hands down the best tour guides we've had out of all our tours. They had so much energy, so much information and most importantly were very aware about our well being as the heat was quite unbearable. They made it clear from the start that they were open to having the tour modified if we ever felt sick or exhaustion from the heat and that our health was the top priority, even if it meant stopping the tour early. This was so appreciated, especially since that morning we did an Uluru base walk in the heat. The smallness of the tour groups really helped make it a better experience. We had 5 people in total for our tour and that meant it was a lot more intimate and we were all able to get to know each other very well. The salt lake was marvelous and so was driving around Curtin Springs station and learning about how the station operates. We were taken to various vantage points were we could take some great pictures of Mt Conner, and was even taken to a secret place by John where we could take a very artistic picture of the mountain. The dinner at Curtin Springs station was delicious, with my highlight definitely being the steak and chips that we had for main. Not many people know about this tour but this tour is a must for anyone visiting the Red Centre!

Sandy T 2019-09-27

Good to be able to see a place we hadn't seen before and wouldn't have had access to. Love the small tour size. Gary was knowledgeable and made sure we all had a good experience. Food and conversation at Curtin Springs was great.

annetteb59 2019-09-18

This tour is available from Yulara or Curtin Springs. We chose the pickup from Curtin Springs as this is where we were staying. Our whole experience with Seit was most professional. Thank you Mike for your very interesting commentary and anecdotes. We enjoyed the visit to the salt lake and seeing the critters. It was great to get as close as we did to Mount Connor and see the changing colours at sunset while sipping on our Bubbly and savouring the home-made dips and crackers. The three-course dinner at Curtin Springs was a fitting finale to a most enjoyable afternoon and evening. Thank you to the staff in the booking office and to our driver and tour-guide Mike.

PabloFreedom 2019-09-05

The tour is basically a long drive in a packed van. The two guides spent more time taking pictures of each other than attending to passengers. You are taken out onto a rough old dirt road where the van drives at high rates of speed and you bounce up and down in the back. There are no restroom stops for the ladies for several hours and when my 75 year old mom asked for a toilet break she was told to use the bushes. There was no real information given just old wives tales. The tour concluded at the cattle station where you are served a cheap previously frozen diner style breakfast steak with cold chips and a beer. The guides were given huge thick juicy steaks at the same table as us. The people who were savy just booked the tour from the station and bought their own diner. They paid less than half of what the all inclusive ticket cost but at least they ended up with a nice t-bone steak. The guides had insufficient water for the trip and people were left parched and thirsty. We had to buy our own $8 bottled water at the dinner. All in all it’s your best bet to travel to the station on your own. It’s on a public road and there is no entry fee. Showers, camping, and restrooms are provided free of charge. This tour DOES NOT take you to Mt Connor. The closest you will ever be is about 5 miles away. Don’t make the mistake we did. Go on your own. You will get nothing from this tour. The photo attached shows the closest we ever got to the mtn.

Peter D 2019-09-03

We did this trip on Sunday. What a great experience from the lovely person at the ticket office (think her name was Emma) to our absolutely fantastic driver and guide Mike. Mike taking us to experience this magnificent piece of pioneering history on such a personal level was amazing. We were lucky enough to share the front seat with Mike who is like a walking encyclopaedia on the area. Nothing was too much trouble stopping to show us things of interest along the way. Our final stop on the day was Curtin Springs where we got to share a meal and then meet the 92 year old owner Peter. Mike thanks for accomodating us and giving us such a memorable experience. Truely amazing.

Inclusions

  • Travel in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from all Ayers Rock Resort hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Appetizers with sparkling wine and light refreshments at sunset
  • Home-cooked dinner
  • 1 bottle water and refill
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Conner
  • Entry/Admission - Curtin Springs

Features

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum 11 participants
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Tours are conducted in a travel bubble. The group travels together without sticking to social distancing measures, however the guide will ensure you are kept away from other travel bubbles in the area. Please BYO PPE as it will not be provided. A Covid 19 form is to be filled out on tour departure.