Day trip

Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

Activity provider: Outback Elite Tours
Day trip

Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

Activity provider: Outback Elite Tours

From US$ 246.08 per person

Explore Palm Valley and the rugged Finke Gorge National Park on a thrilling 4 wheel drive tour. Learn about Hermannsburg's history and take in stunning views. Enjoy morning tea and plenty of interesting facts form your guide.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Alice Springs
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Witness the unique, astonishing landscape of Palm Valley
  • Visit the historic Hermannsburg, an old Lutheran mission and get a glimpse of life for the early pioneers
  • Drive off-road on a 4x4 track along the famous Finke River
  • Enjoy a sumptuous European-style morning tea
Full description
An adventure like no other, taking you along the oldest river in the world into an outback oasis. Follow the scenic track along the famous Finke River to the uniquely astonishing landscape deep in Palm Valley. Pass the amazing pinnacles of the Amphitheatre and through the beautiful Cycad Gorge before arriving at more than 3,000 giant Red Cabbage Palms. On the way enjoy a sumptuous European style morning tea with a selection of home-made buns and fresh coffee. Follow the Mpulungkinya Walk (5km, 2 hrs return) through this ancient oasis, along a river bed with towering palms and stunning lookouts from the valley escarpment. Discover Palm Valley’s unique environment including rare relict plant species and the spring-fed pools that support an array of unusual plants and animals. Your guide will also enlighten you on the cultural significance of the region to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people. On the 4WD track out of Palm Valley on the way to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, walk up to Kalaranga Lookout an easy 20 minute climb with spectacular views of a rock amphitheatre encircled by rugged cliffs. After the walk, head to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, known as Ntaria to the local Aboriginal residents. Established in 1877, Hermannsburg was a Lutheran mission for more than 100 years and the historic heritage precinct is wonderfully preserved today.  Hermannsburg is the birthplace of the renowned Aboriginal landscape painter Albert Namatjira, and the origin of the Hermannsburg School art movement. You will also have an opportunity to purchase art or souvenirs in the art gallery and gift shop before returning to Alice Springs after an unforgettable day in the Outback.
  • Experienced and friendly guide
  • Modern air-conditioned 4 wheel drive vehicle
  • Snacks, fruit and complimentary water throughout the day
  • Hermannsburg entrance fee
  • Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop off
  • Gourmet picnic lunch
  • Soft drinks, alcohol

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please advise if you have any medical conditions, allergies or food allergies/requirements
  • Please be ready at least 15 minutes before your pick-up
  • Please wear sturdy walking shoes
  • Please bring sunscreen, hat and comfortable clothing, a camera if you desire, and a jacket in cooler months
  • 8 years old is the minimum age to participate in this tour. Parents/tutors are fully responsible for their kids.
  • Please be aware that you will be travelling in remote areas

Product ID: 166427