Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour
Hidden amidst the rugged Finke Gorge National Park, Palm Valley is one of the most impressive destinations in Central Australia. Outback Elite Tours small group 4WD adventure is like no other, taking you along the oldest river in the world into an oasis in the middle of the Outback and home to the red cabbage palm (unique to this region), ancient rock formations and springs fed pools. This is one of the most unique and fascinating places in Australia. You will also have an opportunity to visit the local Aboriginal community at Hermannsburg
per adult from
10 to 11 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Experienced and friendly guide
- Modern air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Snacks, fruit and complimentary water throughout the day
- Gourmet Picnic lunch
- Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop-off
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Entrance fee to Hermannsburg Historical Precinct
- Entry/Admission - Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Finke Gorge National Park, Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory
We will follow the scenic Palm Valley 4WD track along the famous Finke River to the uniquely astonishing landscape deep in Palm Valley. We will pass the amazing pinnacles of the Amphitheatre and through the beautiful Cycad Gorge before arriving at more than 3,000 giant Red Cabbage Palms. Our guide will share with you the mystery behind these special trees, the only palm trees found in Central Australia. On the way enjoy a sumptuous European-style morning tea with a selection of home-made buns, fresh fruit, yoghurt, teas and Italian-style brewed coffee.
You will 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. You will 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. Our guide will also enlighten you on the cultural significance of the region to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Hermannsburg Road, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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 was also the birthplace of the renowned Aboriginal landscape painter Albert Namatjira, and the origin of the Hermannsburg School art movement. Walk through the mission and gain a fascinating insight into life for the pioneering missionaries and their early contact with Aboriginal people. 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.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready at least 15 minutes before the pick-up time
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This tour is recommended to people with a good level of fitness
- Subject to favourable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Minimum age is 8 years
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
- Bring your sunglasses, hat, fly-net, sunscreen
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.