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Your day at Eastern MacDonnell Ranges includes both Emily and Jessie Gap rock art displaying a major Dreaming story of the region, the Yeperenye (Caterpillar) Dreaming. Stop for a walk at the outstanding Corroboree Rock and  Trephina Gorge Nature Park, check out Ross River Homestead where you will also tuck into a homestead style lunch. The group has exclusive access to parts of the Ross River cattle station that is visited by no other tour groups. This tour is run by a family owned and local business.

You will get some amazing photo opportunities standing in front of Australia's largest Ghost Gum, or take a swim in an outback oasis water hole (summer months only).

Return to Alice Springs through riverbeds and cattle stations via the legendary "Binns Track".
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Sandrifter Safaris
Overview
During this private guided 4WD tour, travel through the outback landscape of the East MacDonnell Ranges. The region features geological formations and scenery that define Central Australia, such as gaps, gorges, and bush walks. Tour highlights include stops at Emily Gap, Coroboree Rock, a stroll over the wide sandy creek bed of Trephina Gorge, Ghost Gum, and other sacred rock art sites.
Highlights
  • Explore the rugged Australian outback safely and easily on this guided tour
  • The tour offers exclusive access to parts of the Ross River cattle station
  • A homestead-style lunch will be served at the Ross River Homestead
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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Reviewed 10 May 2018
Great day out

We had a great day with a knowledgeable guide. Different experiences - walking through dramatic gorges, discovering aboriginal rock art and petroglyphs, learning about the plants and rocks. Delicious morning tea and a lovely picnic lunch. Headed back to Alice Springs on a 4 WD...More

Thank MLScobie
Reviewed 25 April 2018
East Mac tour

A great day touring East Mac. Very personalized tour, learnt and saw so much, the whole family enjoyed the day immensely, great lunch with owners of Hale River Homestead. Thanks Mark.

Thank ALLAN K
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile
Remarkable Mark!

Mark Coulton of Sandrifters Safaris shepherded us through all of Alice Springs sights for three consecutive days. We had lunch under a gum tree in the middle of a (dry) river, morning tea in before our Trephina Gorge walk (with homemade cakes), visited the Hale...More

Thank Dybenko
Mark C, Owner at Sandrifter Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks Guys! I’m so glad you got to see Central Australia in such a small timer together. Safe Travels and tie most welcome anytime!

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Fantastic East MacDonnel ranges tour

Did private tour with Mark. Such a special place the east ranges, beautiful, barely saw another vehicle all day, had morning tea beside dry river bed, no one around, was served homemade scones, jam and cream, Yum! Expert info all round, great lunch at Hale...More

Thank cjen63
Reviewed 17 January 2018
East MacDonnell Ranges

Best day spent in the NT - tour of the East MacDonnell ranges with Mark from Sandrifters Safaris. Personalised tour in 4WD loads of information on the area, lovely morning tea. Lunch at Hale River Homestead - homemade and delicious lunch with the owners, who...More

Thank judyadrake
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