- 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
- 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.
07:05 - A Good Rest B&B
07:25 - Alice in the Territory
07:35 - Alice Lodge Backpackers
07:05 - Alice Motor Inn
07:15 - Alice on Todd
07:20 - Annie's Place
07:40 - Aurora Alice Springs
07:35 - Chifley Alice Springs Resort
07:25 - Desert Palms Resort
07:05 - Desert Rose Inn
07:45 - Diplomat Motel
07:25 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
07:05 - Elkira Motel
07:10 - G’Day Mate Caravan Park
07:45 - Haven Backpackers
07:10 - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
07:10 - Heritage Caravan Park
07:20 - Ibis Styles Oasis
07:25 - Lasseters Casino Hotel
07:10 - MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
07:05 - Mount Nancy Motel
07:10 - Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
07:30 - Quest Apartments
07:05 - Stuart Caravan Park
07:15 - Swagmans Rest Motel
07:40 - Todd Tavern
07:15 - Toddy’s Resort
07:15 - White Gum Apartments
07:05 - Wintersun Caravan Park
Hotel Pickup List - Nov - May:
06:35 - A Good Rest B&B
06:55 - Alice in the Territory
07:05 - Alice Lodge Backpackers
06:35 - Alice Motor Inn
06:45 - Alice on Todd
06:50 - Annie's Place
07:10 - Aurora Alice Springs
07:05 - Chifley Alice Springs Resort
06:55 - Desert Palms Resort
06:35 - Desert Rose Inn
07:15 - Diplomat Motel
06:55 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
06:35 - Elkira Motel
06:40 - G’Day Mate Caravan Park
07:15 - Haven Backpackers
06:40 - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
06:40 - Heritage Caravan Park
06:50 - Ibis Styles Oasis
06:55 - Lasseters Casino Hotel
06:40 - MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
06:35 - Mount Nancy Motel
06:40 - Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
07:00 - Quest Apartments
06:35 - Stuart Caravan Park
06:45 - Swagmans Rest Motel
07:10 - Todd Tavern
06:45 - Toddy’s Resort
06:45 - White Gum Apartments
06:35 - Wintersun Caravan Park
Had a great day, good company and a good guide.
This was a great trip , well organised and on a comfortable bus we enjoyed the commentary given by the driver. The billy tea in the river bed went down a treat as did the lunch served after our walk along palm valley. Would recommend the trip to any one who will listen.
Good day and very interesting. Temperature was very hot so some activities were self restricted. The track in was very rough and some elderly people were uncomfortable.
Really good, driver/offsider very good and very efficient. Driver very experienced but track into Palm Valley terrible realise it is only a track but sitting in the back of the bus was very uncomfortable.
On the whole - great to have been there.
The guide was excelent, the places are amazing. Very nice views.