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From Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Outback Safari + Picnic

1. From Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Outback Safari + Picnic

Enjoy an exciting 1-day safari on a four-wheel drive from Alice Springs through the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community and historic precinct. Hermannsburg is renowned for its Aboriginal art collection, in particular the works of famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira. Enjoy a leisurely tea in Hermannsburg, and then set off on your 4WD for the second half of the adventure. Travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of oldest water courses in the world, into the stunning Palm Valley. Admire the spectacular rock formations, such as the one known as the Amphitheatre, and the lush palm trees of the oasis rising out of the white sand. Keep your eyes peeled for native plants such as the cycad and the Livistonia Mariae. Enjoy a picnic lunch within the beautiful Finke Gorge National Park, and on your return journey, relax and enjoy the changing colors of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges.

Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

2. Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

An adventure like no other, taking you along the oldest river in the world into an outback oasis. Follow the scenic track along the famous Finke River to the uniquely astonishing landscape deep in Palm Valley. Pass the amazing pinnacles of the Amphitheatre and through the beautiful Cycad Gorge before arriving at more than 3,000 giant Red Cabbage Palms. On the way enjoy a sumptuous European style morning tea with a selection of home-made buns and fresh coffee. Follow the Mpulungkinya Walk (5km, 2 hrs return) through this ancient oasis, along a river bed with towering palms and stunning lookouts from the valley escarpment. Discover Palm Valley’s unique environment including rare relict plant species and the spring-fed pools that support an array of unusual plants and animals. Your guide will also enlighten you on the cultural significance of the region to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people. On the 4WD track out of Palm Valley on the way to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, walk up to Kalaranga Lookout an easy 20 minute climb with spectacular views of a rock amphitheatre encircled by rugged cliffs. After the walk, head to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, known as Ntaria to the local Aboriginal residents. Established in 1877, Hermannsburg was a Lutheran mission for more than 100 years and the historic heritage precinct is wonderfully preserved today.  Hermannsburg is the birthplace of the renowned Aboriginal landscape painter Albert Namatjira, and the origin of the Hermannsburg School art movement. You will also have an opportunity to purchase art or souvenirs in the art gallery and gift shop before returning to Alice Springs after an unforgettable day in the Outback.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Awesome experience, especially combined with the visit to Hermannsburg for morning tea, and their lunch provisions were delicious. The bus ride was an experience in itself: I knew it was a high clearance 4WD only trip, and the energetic ride proved it! However, Dave’s expert navigation over the Finke River bed and the rocky terrain made sure we stayed in one piece .

Great tour, with excellent tour guide, Brett. He knew all relevant information regarding the areas visited. He was very professional, friendly and helpful and was a very experienced 4WD driver, especially on some of the rough tracks. All of the sites visited were well worth visiting, especially Palm Valley and Hermansburg

It was a gteat day with a knowledgeable driver/tour guudd Pete. Very interesting stories about area and s 4WD to the valley meant we git to see and walk in area you wouldnt normally see. Palm Valley. Our stop at Hermansborg on the way was also interesting

The tour itinerary and timing was very enjoyable and educational. Lots of fun thanks to the driver/guide Brett. It allowed us to access an area we could not have gone on our own.

Very friendly and informative tour guide, excellent drive into the valley. The sight were amazing.