Sandrifter Safaris

Specialising in personalised small group & tailor-made tours throughout Central & Northern Australia. Travel the deep into the outback in our modern comfortable 4WD's with a range of discovery tours departing from Alice Springs. Our range of discovery tours will not only amaze and educate you, but bring you the journey of memories for life. Visit local attractions with half and full day tours.

Half Day MacDonnell Ranges Tour - PM
Adults: $96.00 / Children: $52.00

Stunning scenery, ancient geology, timeless culture. This half day tour gives you a taste of magnificent Central Australia. If you haven't got a lot of time or just want to take it easy, this tour is a great half day adventure. This private guided tour takes 4.5 hours and visits spectacular scenery unique to Central Australia. Travel to the West and East of Alice Springs through three stunning locations in the MacDonnell Ranges on a fully guided private tour. Stroll through the shady creek bed and take in the cool air of Simpsons Gap with the rare black footed rock wallaby grazing on the rocky slopes. A picturesque drive then takes us to the stunning Standley Chasm walk, where culture and ancient rock formations combine in a dramatic display. On return enjoy a delicious home made afternoon tea. Then we head through Honeymoon Gap and the rugged Ilparpa Range to Emily Gap, home to Yeperenye Caterpillar dreaming to view the ancient rock art site. The tour finishes with Anzac Hill, which offers stunning 360 degree views of Alice Springs township and the MacDonnell Ranges.

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC.

Departure Point:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Departure Time:
1.30pm.

Pickup:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Dropoff:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Duration:
4.5 hours.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Afternoon tea.

Not Included:
- Not applicable.

Inclusions:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Air conditioned transport.
- Admission to Standley Chasm.
- Local Guide.
- Walking aid if needed.

Adults $96.00
Children $52.00
Half Day MacDonnell Ranges Tour - AM
Adults: $96.00 / Children: $52.00

Stunning scenery, ancient geology, timeless culture. This half day tour gives you a taste of magnificent Central Australia. If you haven't got a lot of time or just want to take it easy, this tour is a great half day adventure. This private guided tour takes 4.5 hours and visits spectacular scenery unique to Central Australia. Travel to the West and East of Alice Springs through three stunning locations in the MacDonnell Ranges on a fully guided private tour. Stroll through the shady creek bed and take in the cool air of Simpsons Gap with the rare black footed rock wallaby grazing on the rocky slopes. A picturesque drive then takes us to the stunning Standley Chasm walk, where culture and ancient rock formations combine in a dramatic display. On return enjoy a delicious home made morning tea. Then we head through Honeymoon Gap and the rugged Ilparpa Range to Emily Gap, home to Yeperenye Caterpillar dreaming to view the ancient rock art site. The tour finishes with Anzac Hill, which offers stunning 360 degree views of Alice Springs township and the MacDonnell Ranges.

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC.

Departure Point:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Departure Time:
7.30am.

Pickup:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Dropoff:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Duration:
4.5 hours.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Morning tea.

Not Included:
- Not applicable.

Inclusions:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Air conditioned transport.
- Admission to Standley Chasm.
- Local Guide.
- Walking aid if needed.

Adults $96.00
Children $52.00
Chambers Pillar 4x4 Day Tour with Sunrise Breakfast
Adults: $332.00 / Children: $139.00

Get off the tar & into the red heart of Central Australia. ​This unique tour shows you this amazing geological feature, aboriginal culture, early European settlement and a stunning sunrise breakfast in the desert. Departing Alice before sunrise, we head out to the fringe of the Simpson Desert for breakfast at first light on a beautiful red sand hill overlooking the stunning East and West Macs. Then it's a short drive onto Napwerte / Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, where you will see one of the highest concentrations of petroglyphs (rock carvings) in the Northern Territory. As we guide you in, you'll be awed by galleries of ancient Arrernte engravings within the six hectare park. It's not known exactly how old the petroglyphs are - or their meaning - as this knowledge is kept as secret business between senior Arrernte men. Back on the trail, the road is a very important piece of history as it follows remnants if the old Ghan train route and the overland telegraph line, once connecting Australia to the rest of the world. Your local guide will share the long-forgotten stories of the early years. Passing through desert plains and ancient sea beds thrust up millions of years before, we climb through the Charlotte Range for your first glimpse of the Pillar. Keep your eyes peeled as usually camels outnumber the people on tour! Whilst your lunch is being prepared, follow the boardwalk over the dunes to the base of Chambers Pillar. Your guide will suggest the various options for short and long walks and where to get the best photos. On return, your lunch is under the desert oaks that sing in the breeze. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the desert oaks. Mid-afternoon you can enjoy a visual feast of local art works at the Titjikala arts precinct. This is your chance to meet with local indigenous artists with a variety of art and crafts available to purchase. Arrival back into Alice Springs is approximately 4:45 pm.

Departure Days:
APR-OCT: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
NOV-FEB: Does not operate.
MAR: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.

Departure Point:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Departure Time:
Varies, before sunrise.

Pickup:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Dropoff:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Duration:
9 hours.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Breakfast.
- Morning tea.
- Lunch.

Not Included:
- Not applicable.

Inclusions:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Air conditioned Toyota Landcruiser 4x4.
- Expert Guide.
- Simpson Desert.
- Aboriginal Gallery and Rock Carvings.
- Short walks.

Adults $332.00
Children $139.00
Devils Marbles Small Group Day Tour
Adults: $332.00 / Children: $160.00

Travel to the north of Alice Springs through the Spectacular Ranges and Arid Desert Plains with a Fully Guided private tour. Taking approximately 12 hours, this tour visits historical locations along the Stuart Highway. These include WW2 sites, Overland Telegraph Line stations and viewing points of the Tanami Desert. The Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) are situated in a wide and shallow desert valley, and the boulders are found scattered naturally but precariously balanced atop one another or on larger rock formations, while others have been split cleanly down the middle by natural forces. This area is an amazing geological feature and well away from the big tour crowds . ​Tour Highlights -​ Barrow Creek Telegraph Station, WWII Sites, Amazing Outback, Sunrise Walks through the boulders.​ Sit back and reflect on your time with us as you travel back along the Stuart Highway back to Alice Springs. This tour can be tailored to suit any activity level, from the experienced walker to those wanting a more relaxed pace to enjoy the beauty the Devils Marbles has to offer.

Departure Days:
APR-NOV: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
DEC-FEB: Does not operate.
MAR: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

Departure Point:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Departure Time:
Varies, sunrise departure.

Pickup:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Dropoff:
Alice Springs accommodation.

Duration:
12 hours.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Breakfast.
- Morning tea.
- Lunch.
- Afternoon tea.

Not Included:
- Not applicable.

Inclusions:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Air conditioned luxury vehicle.
- Guided walks.

Adults $332.00
Children $160.00

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