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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Palm Valley, West MacDonnell Ranges, Hermannsburg, 4x4 Off Road Vehicle

Highlights

  • Follow Larapinta Drive into the Aboriginal homelands of the Arrernte people and into real outback adventure country - the Finke Gorge National Park. Travel by 4WD coach on the dry bed of the Finke River to Palm Valley, a strange semi-tropical oasis in the red centre. Bushwalk in Palm Valley where groves of Livistona palms grow in this remote arid re-gion. Hermannsburg, an 1870's Lutheran mission, showcases Aboriginal history, culture, and art.

Inclusions

  • Hermannsburg Entrance Fee
  • Guided Walks
  • Morning Tea
  • Bushman's Lunch

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in walks
  • Tour subject to operate based on minimum numbers

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Nov 18 2017
Very interesting and enjoyable day
Aug 28 2016
Excellent Guide / Chauffeur. Vraiment une escapade qui vaut le coup, bien au delà de ce que je pouvais imaginer en réservant. SUPER TOUR!...
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ITINERARY

  • Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured West MacDonnells
  • Cross vast open outback plains on Namatjira Drive
  • Visit Hermannsburg - an 1870's Lutheran mission
  • Wander through historic buildings, the museum and art gallery and learn the reality of Aboriginal history in this region
  • Morning tea is provided in Hermannsburg
  • Head off road and onto the dry bed of the Finke River
  • Follow the riverbed to Finke Gorge National Park
  • Venture further into the Gorge to Palm Valley - an oasis in this arid region
  • Walk on the dry river bed alongside remarkable Livistona Palms and Cycads
  • Walk along the valley rim with stunning views over Palm Valley
  • Kalarranga Lookout - amazing views over the Amphitheatre and Finke Valley
  • Enjoy a delicious bushman’s lunch in these spectacular surrounds
  • Witness the changing colours of the West MacDonnells in the afternoon light.

Pickup & Starting Points

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