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From Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Outback Safari + Picnic

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

From Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Outback Safari + Picnic

From US$ 132.67 per person

Enjoy a full-day 4-wheel safari from Alice Springs, and visit the historic town of Hermannsburg and its Aboriginal art collection. Continue with a picnic in the stunning Finke Gorge National Park, and enjoy the beautiful rock formations of Palm Valley.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend the day riding through the beautiful landscape on a 4WD
  • Visit the historic town of Hermannsburg and its famed Aboriginal art collection
  • Travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of the oldest rivers in the world
  • Enjoy a picnic among the stunning rock formations of Palm Valley
Full description
Enjoy an exciting 1-day safari on a four-wheel drive from Alice Springs through the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community and historic precinct. Hermannsburg is renowned for its Aboriginal art collection, in particular the works of famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira. Enjoy a leisurely tea in Hermannsburg, and then set off on your 4WD for the second half of the adventure. Travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of oldest water courses in the world, into the stunning Palm Valley. Admire the spectacular rock formations, such as the one known as the Amphitheatre, and the lush palm trees of the oasis rising out of the white sand. Keep your eyes peeled for native plants such as the cycad and the Livistonia Mariae. Enjoy a picnic lunch within the beautiful Finke Gorge National Park, and on your return journey, relax and enjoy the changing colors of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges.
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Jeep / suv
  • Picnic lunch
  • Coffee
  • Tea
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
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    • Please bring:
    • Comfortable walking shoe
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Jacket in the cooler months
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    The overall trip was very pleasant. The driver was knowledgeable and courteous.The fact we were able to get off the bus and walk around on our own was really worth the trip. I enjoyed being able to walk on my own and take pictures as I pleased. The bus was very roomy and clean. I did get a little concerned when we were driving into Finke Gorge, seemed a bit of a bumpy ride but, we made it! Overall I would recommend this tour and would do it again.

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    July 1, 2021

    It was a very interesting tour. The walk at Palm Valley was a little difficult in parts and many thanks to our wonderful driver and guide, Dave, who helped us get up to the top and then down again. I think we were a bit optimistic about our mountain-climbing abilities but the view once we were up there was well worth it.

    June 30, 2021

    Educational and enjoyable. Could never have done it on our own without appropriate 4WD vehicle and experienced 4WD driver. Glad we went in winter. Only complaint is that local agent AAT Kings required confirmation call 24-48 hrs prior to excursion, and ours was booked on a Sunday, but their contact number only operated during business hours Mom-Fri. The local number given to call was in Austria, not Australia!

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    June 13, 2021

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