Palm Valley One Day 4WD Safari

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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 region

Palm Valley One Day 4WD Safari
From$155 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Palm Valley
  • West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Hermannsburg

Tour Info

Code AW-886
  • Day Tour
Duration 8 Hours
Price From $155


Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 07.30 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Traveling through the West MacDonnell Ranges we make our way to the Historic Precinct of Hermannsburg for a quick leg stretch then journey along the ancient Finke River bed to Palm Valley for morning tea.

Its then a short 4WD adventure before wandering amongst the relict Palms and Cycads of Cycad Gorge. Continuing from here drive into Palm Valley and explore the ancient palms of this unique area.

We then return to Kalaranga Lookout to discover the beauty of the Amphitheatre

By mid afternnon its time to return to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct for a Ploughman's Lunch before relaxing with time to explore the historic buildings and Art Gallery featuring works of the famous Aboriginal Artist Albert Namatjira.

In the late afternoon we return to Alice Springs watching the fading light reflecting of the MacDonnell Ranges.


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 ploughman's lunch in these spectacular surrounds

Witness the changing colours of the West MacDonnells in the afternoon light.


  • Hermannsburg Entrance Fee
  • Guided Walks
  • Morning Tea
  • Ploughman´s Lunch


  • Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in walks.
  • Tour subject to operate based on minimum numbers.
  • Exclusions  - Optional Gratuities
  • We will pick up the passengers form selected motel and Hotel with in the Alice Spring City CBD or with in the walking distance from your hotel.
  • 15 % Cancellation fee applies, once you book in. 

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