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Palm Valley 1 Day Tour

Discover a hidden world in Finke Gorge National Park, with this day trip to Palm Valley, an oasis full of rare & impressive plants.
Alice Springs, Australia
Duration
Duration
10 hrs
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
20
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
2 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Moderate
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Alice Springs
What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A full-day 4WD tour to Finke Gorge National Park, including Palm Valley & The Amphitheatre
  • Entry fees to the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct with time to explore the incredible Indigenous art collection
  • A delicious morning tea & a bushman's lunch
  • Transport on board an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, with the services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Convenient return transfers from selected Alice Springs accommodation
What to Expect

Explore deeper into the Red Centre on this full-day 4WD trip from Alice Springs, learning more about the culture, history, and nature of Finke Gorge National Park, including Palm Valley.

 

Your day starts with collection from your Alice Springs accommodation before heading to Hermannsburg, passing through the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges. Enjoy some morning tea before continuing along the ancient Finke River bed in the custom-built 4WD.

 

Stop off at The Amphitheatre before driving into Palm Valley. This desert oasis is a maze of sandstone pinnacles and gorges and is home to rare and diverse plants, including its namesake, the red cabbage palm (Livistona mariae). It's a mesmerising landscape, and you'll have the opportunity to complete the River Walk to best experience this wonderland. 

 

As you depart Palm Valley, visit at Cycad Gorge before stopping for a Bushman's lunch at the picturesque picnic area.

 

After lunch, it's time to visit the Historic Precinct of Hermannsburg, known to the Arrarnta people as 'Ntaria'. It's the birthplace of legendary Aboriginal watercolour artist Albert Namatjira, who used the surrounding landscapes as inspiration for his creations. Take a look at the historic buildings and the Art Gallery during your visit.

 

Finally, you'll start the return journey to Alice Springs in the late afternoon, arriving back at your accommodation around 5:30 pm. 

 

Where we Visit:

  • Finke Gorge National Park
  • Palm Valley
  • The Amphitheatre
  • Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)
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There is a maximum of 20 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable, purpose-built, air-conditioned 4WD truck.

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A moderate level of fitness is required. Sturdy shoes are recommended as the walking paths are uneven, rocky and can be slippery after wet weather.

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The Operator is able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free

If you have a food allergy (e.g. peanuts), please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The minimum age is 2 years & all travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 
  • The Operator reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary of a Tour/Transfer/Private Charter and arrange alternative carriers if necessary. We will ensure the service or experience we substitute will be of an equivalent standard for you to enjoy. No refunds will be given in these circumstances
  • You will visit places where dangers and challenges will be greater than those present in your daily lives. There may be a higher degree of personal risk due to participation on the tour. You acknowledge and accept that your decision to travel on our tour is made in light of consideration of this and you are aware of the personal risks involved
  • Some trips can be physically demanding, and it is important to note that Central Australia experiences extreme weather conditions during summer

Cancellation Policy:

The Customer may cancel the Tour/Transfer/Private Charter and will receive the following refund:

  • 4 days or more prior to the day of departure: your payment will be refunded less an admin fee of $20
  • Within 3 days of the day of departure: reservation is non-refundable

Pickup Locations
  • A Good Rest B&B
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers
  • Alice Motor Inn
  • Alice on Todd Apartments
  • Alice Springs Tourist Park
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