Palm Valley Outback Safari 4x4 Day Tour by AAT Kings

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Duration: 10h
Location: Hermannsburg, Alice Springs, Australia | Alice Springs, Australia

Category: Adventures

Adventurous 4-wheel-drive tour around Alice Springs
Watercolor paintings in the Aboriginal town of Hermannsburg
Unique sandstone formations & rare, prehistoric relic plants
Shifting colors & afternoon light at the MacDonnell Range
Tasty picnic lunch amid Finke Gorge's primordial landscape

Guided tour of Palm Valley and Finke Gorge National Park
Admission fees
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Alice Springs hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English


Explore the natural wonders beyond Alice Springs on a 4-wheel drive adventure into Finke Gorge National Park. Admire the Aboriginal art collection at Hermannsburg, see spectacular rock formations by the Finke River, and check out prehistoric relic plants in Palm Valley on this full-day tour.

Your 4-wheel driving adventure begins at the historic Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg. While you sip on a cup of tea, admire the art collection here, especially the watercolors of famous Aboriginal painter, Albert Namatjira—the Hermmannsburg School is an art movement known for western-style landscapes that celebrate the colors of the outback.

Next, travel down the banks of the Finke River—often called the oldest river in the world—into the aptly named Palm Valley, the only place in Australia where unique red cabbage palms survive thanks to spring-fed pools. Look out for the remarkable formations in the red sandstone, including the rugged cliffs and towers of a rocky amphitheater. Keep your eyes peeled for native plant life amid the sands and pools, including fern-like cycads and relic plants that have persisted since prehistoric times.

Break for a tasty picnic lunch amid the primordial wilderness of Finke Gorge National Park. As you return to your hotel, watch the magical, shifting colors of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges in the afternoon light.

Cancellation Policy: 9 days
Know before you book: Children 1 and younger are complimentary., If you are 17 or younger you must be accompanied by a paying traveller over 18 years., At least 6 people are required for this activity to take place., Hotel pickup is 15–60 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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