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.
About SEIT Outback Australia: This award winning small group tour company is based in the Red Centre of Australia, offering visitors unique, educational and immersive experiences in and around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Kathy and Brett Graham commenced the business in 2009, to realise their vision of sharing their passion for the environment, wildlife and culture of this spiritually and environmentally significant desert region, borne out of a combined 20 years' experience touring in the centre.
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.
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.
Shared Tour Pricing: $280 per adult (including touring, light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset and three-course dinner).
Group Size: Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 11 guests
Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Ayers Rock Resort
Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 1:00pm- 2:30pm subject to time of year (confirmed at time of booking), duration of tour is approximately 8 hours.
Private Touring: Available on Request at additional cost. Please contact us directly with your group size & interests.
Languages: Fully guided French, Spanish, Italian and German private touring throughout the Red Centre is available on request.
WINNER TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 • 2017 • 2016
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"What an incredible day we had at Curtin Springs Station and Mount Conner. Incredibly grateful to the Severin family for allowing the tours to visit this amazing place they call home. Rick, our guide, is an invaluable asset to SEIT. We asked plenty of questions about Curtin Springs, Uluru, Mount Conner & Kata Tjuta. Whether it be about indigenous plants, wildlife, the Severin family or life on the station, he was able to answer ever question we had. This tour was a highlight of our visit to the area and we will certainly be back again."
"Can highly recommend this tour to see Mt Connor on the Curtin Springs Cattle station. Georgia showed us the outback, cattle, cattle yards, saw many birds and also red kangaroos. Mt Connor was stunning and with storms coming and lightening around, took some fabulous photos and headed back for a great dinner at Curtin Springs homestead" - Ellen, Australia
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