Duration: 7-8 hours
Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.
Interests: Birds, Land Invertebrates, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Reptiles & Amphibians.
This quintessential Australian outback experience ventures out to a fully operational privately owned cattle station called Curtin Springs, located 100kms east of Uluru. Exploring this extraordinary environment by 4WD, guests will visit Mt Conner, the third largest rock formation of Central Australia, discover an inland salt lake and learn about the European and cattle history of the region.
This vast outback property is home to a wide range of local wildlife including birds of prey such as Whistling Kites, Nankeen Kestrels, Black-breasted Buzzards and Brown Falcons, Camels, Red Kangaroos, Parrots, Emus and Dingos. Guests will be eager to share stories of the day during a magical sunset, whilst enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and three course meal back at the homestead.
This full day adventure begins at the entrance at Ayers Rock Resort. Led by the expert SEIT guide, guests will travel through undulating sandplains, dunes and mulga woodlands towards Mt Conner, 85kms east of Uluru. Visitors will learn about the mysteries of the desert environment, explaining the survival techniques available from flora such as the majestic desert oaks, Spinifex grass and numerous inland creatures. On arrival at Curtin Springs Station guests will be charmed by the historic outback homestead. Venturing onto the station, guests will come across remnants of an ancient inland sea and wander over a crusty salt lake left over from past millennia. This vast outback property is home to a wide range of local wildlife including birds of prey such as Whistling Kites, Nankeen Kestrels, Black-breasted Buzzards and Brown Falcons. Other animals that may be encountered include Camels, Red Kangaroos, Emus, Dingos, Thorny Devils, Sand Goanna, Bearded Dragon and numerous skinks. After witnessing the last of the sun’s rays dip behind the magnificent Mt Conner, guests will be treated to a three-course dinner at the homestead prepared by the station cook, before returning to accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.