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.

$220.00 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.

$165.00 per person

We had an incredible trip with Bill. The highlight for us was walking around Rainbow Valley and seeing the amazing rock formations at sunset, listening to Bill’s stories about the land and the people on the way and the delicious platter provided.
His wealth of knowledge is formidable and he has a very warm, humorous personality. We had an excellent time on this trip


April 2021

A fantastic day trip into Palm Valley, Bill was a knowledgeable and great guide for the day, The scenery along the way was spectacular and the 4WD bus was very clean and comfortable. Lunch was absolutely delicious eaten out in the outback, I wouldn’t hesitate to do this tour again.


September 2021

We did the half day, morning, west Macdonnell ranges tour. Bill was on time, gave an informative talk on the ranges and surrounding country. We saw lots of budgies as well as the rare black footed rock wallaby, which was a great surprise. The 3 stops were all different in look and feel. Would recommend Bills tours!


July 2021

We had a wonderful day with Bill travelling out to Chambers Pillar with stops at the Ewaninga Rock Carvings and Maryvale Station. Chambers Pillar was breathtaking, but we also saw plenty of birds and animals. This was a relaxed tour, comfy vehicle, good food, a knowledgeable host and great company. Who could ask for more.


September 2021

We did the 4WD Tour to Palm Valley with Bill in his very comfortable 4WD bus. The scenery was spectacular, Bill provided excellent information along the way and a delicious lunch. One of the highlights of our NT holiday- highly recommend.


August 2021

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.

$240.00 per person

Central Australia Tours

Chambers Pillar ©mcoulton2017


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.

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