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Join our friendly, experienced guides and discover the wonder of Australia’s red centre. 

Established in 2001, Emu Run Experience is owned and operated by Alice Springs local and tourism expert, Patrick Bedford. Along with his dedicated team of tour guides, Patrick understands the Outback like only a true local can. 

At Emu Run Experience, it is our goal to guide you through this special land, to share the stories and history of this sunburnt country and to create unforgettable experiences.

We take pride in delivering the highest standards of service and customer experience. Our team loves the outback and can’t get enough of sharing this beautiful country with you.

Book a tour or request a private charter and feel as though you have experienced the very best of Uluru and Central Australia. 



Many travellers reach a destination and fail to access or witness its true highlights.  Emu Run Experience’s vision is to provide a tour service which gives all visitors to Central Australia an in-depth and unforgettable look at the wonders of Uluru and Central Australia.  We make this vision a reality by providing comfortable, accessible and informative tours which can be enjoyed by all age groups. 


Emu Run Experience is on a mission to give every traveller to Central Australia an amazing & unforgettable lifetime experience.


  • Safety: To put above all else the safety of our staff, customers and those around them.
  • Customer Commitment: To develop instant relationships with our travellers so we can have a positive and unforgettable impact on their lives.
  • Quality: We deliver outstanding experiences with unsurpassed customer service to our travellers.
  • Fun: We are passionate about what we do and share it in a fun way.
  • Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our actions.
  • Teamwork: We work together across all boundaries to meet the needs of our customers, to help the company succeed in its mission, to communicate openly and positively to grow together.
  • Personal Accountability: We are personally accountable to deliver on our commitments to travellers, to the company and above all to ourselves.
  • Community Spirit: We are active community members who support those in need without judgement.

Why Choose

Emu Run Experience?

Our Alice Springs-based tour company has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last 9 years in a row.


We have been based in Central Australia since 2001 and are a family-owned business.


Emu Run Experience is the only company to win the TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ award in Central Australia.


Several of our unforgettable outback experiences operate every day of the week.


Air-conditioned buses and coaches allow you to travel to and from your destination in comfort and luxury. 


Make the most of your holiday and choose a sightseeing, adventure or cultural tour.


Our knowledgeable tour guides take pride in sharing amazing stories of life in the Outback.

Hi, my name is Patrick Bedford and I’m proud to be the Managing Director of Emu Run Experience.

I have spent over 15 years in the tourism industry in Central Australia and have had the pleasure of raising my family here. I love and cherish the fact that I get to live in one of the most remote and beautiful places in the World. I understand the Outback like only a true local can and dealing with challenges of taking tours to remote locations like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Palm Valley and Kings Canyon.

My passion is to guide you through this special land, to share the stories and history of this sunburnt country and to create amazing unforgettable experiences.

My team and I take pride in knowing that we deliver the highest standard of customer experience. I take pride in having the best staff in the industry, who love the outback and sharing this beautiful country with you.

I look forward to having you journey with us in the near future – for us it’s all about the journey AND the destination.

Cass has been working with Emu Run Experience for over six years in a variety of roles from reservations through to management. Today you’ll find her working away on various projects throughout the business.

Cass lives in Alice Springs with her family and loves drinking cups of tea, sunshine, fruit trees, adventure – and climbing mountains in her spare time!

Favourite quote: “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true, there is NO ONE alive, that is YOU-ER than YOU”
– Dr Seuss

Jo, our reservations and admin ace, has been managing our reservations team for over two years. Jo loves her job because she gets to work with people from all over the world with various cultures and backgrounds.

She loves being able to use her skill set in her role and the opportunity to impart her knowledge to others.

Jo is a proud mother who loves having fun with her kids, but in her spare time you’ll find her reading, enjoying the latest on Netflix and going on adventures on her bike.

Favourite quote: “Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for”
– Mark Manson (author)

Sheldon has been Operations Manager for Emu Run Experience for 2 years now.
He loves that there is a new challenge to solve every single day in his job, and that there is never a dull moment.

When he’s not busy at Emu HQ, you’ll find Sheldon flying his hot air balloon over the outback and soaking in the incredible landscapes of Central Australia.

Favourite quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Chris has been our Groups and Charter Manager for 2 years now.

He loves helping people plan their visit to Central Australia, seeing the iconic Uluru as well as all the other magical places on offer. He loves sharing his knowledge and expertise to make sure every tour goes smoothly for our passengers and the Emu Run Experience team.

Chris enjoys spending quality time with his family and watching his two sons grow up. He also enjoys travelling and exploring our beautiful country.

Favourite quote: “We are all visitors to this time. This place we are just passing through. Our purpose here is to Observe. To Learn. To Grow. To Love. And then we return home” – Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Dean, known affectionately as Bluey, has been involved in the tourism industry as a tour guide for over 30 years. He has been living in Alice Springs for over 40 years and loves the scenery, the fresh air, the people – and just about everything about the place!

Bluey is a passionate tour guide and enjoys his job as it gives him the opportunity to show and teach visitors about the geology, flora, fauna, history and the Aboriginal culture of Central Australia. In 2019, Bluey received the Brolga Award for Skal Tourism Employee for his continued excellent service in the Tourism Industry in the NT.

Here at Emu Run, we feel privileged to have Bluey on board sharing his wisdom and passion.

Favourite quote: “The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand”
– Frank Herbert

Yad has been with Emu Run Experience for 2 years as a Tour Guide & Supervisor.

Yad takes immense pride in his role as a tour guide, not only for introducing travellers to the world’s oldest culture but also for sharing insights into geology, history, flora, and fauna. What truly fills his heart with joy is witnessing the happy faces he sees on his guided tours, and knowing he has contributed to creating these moments of delight. This is what fuels his passion for what he does.

When Yad is not working, he spends time with his twin daughters; engaging in conversion, playing games and simply having fun. He loves exploring new places, sharing laughter and stories over good food, and nurturing connection with friends.

Favourite quote: “There is never a wrong time to do the right things” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Established in October 2019, the Emu Run Foundation was founded in line with one of the values of Emu Run Experience – to be great members of our local community, to contribute and support those who need it without judgement.

It is our aim to give back to our local community by supporting the organisations that provide health care and other essential services in our region, the heart of Australia. Every single dollar raised goes directly to these organisations!

In January 2020, we were honoured to make our first donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs, who provide urgent medical care to isolated areas of Central Australia. Our next donation will be made to Alice Springs Youth Accommodation Support Services (ASYASS), who help disadvantaged youth who are experiencing family crisis and breakdown, financial insecurity and community prejudice.


Experience the real highlights of Central Australia in air-conditioned comfort.

Ayers Rock
Departing Ayers Rock
Desert Park
Departing Alice Springs
Emu Run Touring Bus
Private Touring