Tours & Charters


Bill here of Sandrifter Safaris, thanks for taking the time to visit us.

Based in Alice Springs, I offer Half and Full day Tours along with customised small group charters and private tours throughout Central Australia.

I have been getting around Central Australia for a while now and I will make sure that you get the best local experience with me.

We cater for private small groups, couples, friends, families, school groups, artists and photographers.

We only travel with the best gear, our vehicle fleet is composed of a current model Toyota Landcruiser Sahara and a 4×4 14 seat Isuzu bus for your groups.
Head over to Fleet to see the gear!

Thanks for visiting us here at Sandrifter Safaris.

We hope to see you soon in Central Australia!

Bill Wilcox

MacDonnell Ranges Tours

Standley Chasm


Join me on this private guided 4.5hr tour of the MacDonnell Ranges. You and your group will travel in a luxury 4WD out to stunning ancient landscapes. Learn about the rich culture, geology, flora and spot wildlife native to Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm whilst I walk & talk with you. A delicious homemade morning or afternoon tea is provided for you to enjoy as you soak in the atmosphere.

$194.00 per person

Palm Valley Tours


Travel west along the MacDonnell Ranges as the sun touches the tops of the ranges as the colours change before you eyes across the ever changing landscape. Stopping at vantage points in the oldest water course in the world, the Finke River for a morning tea. See the stunning Cycad Gorge and listen to the early morning birdlife, before a challenging 4×4 track to Palm Valley.

$139.00 per person

I’ve done two separated 10 days shoots with Mark and his Sandrifter team. One from Alice Springs, zig-zagging up to Darwin and one from Darwin through Kakadu, down to Katherine then back to Darwin. Great food, great local knowledge, always reliable. Mark and his team adjust to individual needs & conditions. I higly recommend Mark and his Sandrifter team – I wish I was traveling around with them now!


June 2020 | Dean Gould - Dingo Stunts | Action DIrector - Stunt Coordinator

Yesterday we enjoyed an excellent private tour with Mark in a very comfortable Landcruiser. Everything went to plan from the moment we were picked up. Mark is very knowledgeable about the local geology, history, climate, flora, and fauna of the McDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs. We visited Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm and Emily Gap learning so much from him in conversation without ‘information overload’ or being rushed. We had plenty of time to take photos, ask questions and explore a bit on our own. Everything was efficiently done and made for a great tour. Highly recommmended!


October 2019, P. T., Sydney

Mark took us on a private overnight tour to Chambers Pillar. We could not recommend Sandrifter Safaris highly enough !! We had a fantastic time from start to finish. Mark gave us first hand history and knowledge of the area and then set up camp while we watched the sunset enjoying Mark’s incredible roast dinner by the camp fire. We stargazed and listened to his amazing stories of Central Australia. Before breakfast we went up to the sunrise viewing area while Mark served us with hot coffee and prepared a fantastic cooked breakfast. Chambers Pillar turned it on for us with a magic transformation of colours at both sunset and sunrise to photograph. Mark pointing out and stopping at many different things of interest as per the itinerary. Overall we had a fantastic and enjoyable time ! Thank you Mark !!!!


MAY 2017 | Willow B., Sunshine Coast

Rainbow Valley Sunset Tour


Travel in our luxury 4WD to the south of Alice Springs to the spectacular Rainbow Valley for an amazing sunset to rival Uluru, breathtaking desert afterglow and private stargazing in clear skies. Spot red kangaroos & camels as we take the 4×4 track into Rainbow Valley. Share in stories of early pioneering and local aboriginal culture. Includes delicious sunset platter & drinks.

$220.00 per person

Central Australia Tours


Experience the most iconic and beautiful locations of Central Australia with a private & personalised tour. A once in a lifetime chance to capture the feelings of iconic and untouched landscapes. All our “Central Australia Tours” can be arranged to depart from Alice Springs and Yulara. Fully accommodated, camping or a mixture of both. Price on request.

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