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Palm Valley Outback Safari by 4WD Full Day Tour Departs from Alice Springs

  • Alice Springs
  • English
  • 10.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
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Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Morning tea (or afternoon tea depending on availability)
  • 2. Picnic Lunch
  • 3. Entry to Hermannsburg historical precinct entry
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels
From AUD
$135.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Morning tea (or afternoon tea depending on availability)
  • 2. Picnic Lunch
  • 3. Entry to Hermannsburg historical precinct entry
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Alice Springs
Depature point ● Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (April - September)
● Departure Point: Alice Springs
● Departure Time^: 07:30
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives Alice Springs at approximately 18:00
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle to hold 1 litre, Snacks
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info Moderate level of fitness required. 2km Palm Valley Rim walk with a section that has an incline.

2 Overview

Go off-road in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle and reach destinations that are otherwise difficult to access. Through the Central Australian landscape, you will be taken down the very edge of the Finke River and into the amazing Palm Valley. You’ll see the important sights and visit an Aboriginal community, Hermannsburg, known to the local Arrernte people as ‘Ntaria’.

Palm Valley Outback Safari by 4WD Full Day Tour Departs from Alice Springs

 

Palm Valley

West of Alice Springs is the Finke Gorge National Park and the outback oasis of Palm Valley. Accessible only by 4WD from Hermannsburg via the dry bed of the Finke River, this lush valley is the only place in Central Australia where red cabbage palms can survive.

The Finke River is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in the world dating back 350 million years. Palm Creek, which flows into the Finke River, is usually dry in this area but there are small pockets of spring-fed pools that ensure the survival of unique flora. The shady red cabbage palms at the base of the valley's gorge are all that's left of a time millions of years ago when Central Australia was a lush tropical forest.

As well as the towering palms, you'll see spectacular rock formations, native river red gum trees and cool rock pools.

 

Highlights
  • You'll arrive at the best time of the day to see the Amphitheatre. Also known as Kalaranga, this group of red sandstone formations is particularly striking as the early morning sun leaves a glow of amazing light and colour across the landscape 
  • Arrive in the oasis of Palm Valley, the only area in Central Australia where red cabbage palms survive 
  • From your 4WD and on foot, you'll be amazed by the enormous rock formations, pinnacles, gorges and endless palm trees 
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in Finke Gorge National Park and hear about the park's cultural significance for the Arrernte people 
  • Visit Hermannsburg Aboriginal Community, the birthplace of artist Albert Namatjira. View amazing artworks at the gallery and explore the historic buildings

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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