- Tour the Northern Territory's Palm Valley by 4WD from Alice Springs
- See spectacular rock formations, white sands and an oasis of rock pools and palm trees
- Enjoy a picnic lunch in Finke Gorge National Park
- View the extensive Aboriginal art collection in Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal Community
What You Can Expect
You’ll see the spectacular natural rock formation known as the Amphitheatre, and be shown the semi-permanent spring-fed pools that have created this fertile valley in the heart of the Central Australian desert.
After a picnic lunch in Finke Gorge National Park, your tour continues to the historic Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg, a place of refuge for almost a century for the Arrernte people, who fled here to escape conflict between pastoralists, the police and other Aboriginal tribes. Visit the town's mission, known for the mid-20th-century Aboriginal paintings of Albert Namatjira, who lived at the strongly Lutheran-influenced Hermannsburg Historic Precinct. You can explore the painter’s home and see his signature pastel-hued landscape paintings in the mission’s art gallery.
Relax on the trip back to Alice Springs and watch the desert landscape and mountains change color in the afternoon light.