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  2. Northern Territory
  3. Alice Springs
  4. MacDonnell Ranges

East MacDonnell Ranges: Small Group 4x4 Tour & Picnic Lunch

Product ID: 165557
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Discover the beautiful East MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating 1 day tour. Departing from Alice Springs, explore beautiful locations, stunning wildlife and local history. Feast on a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch amongst nature.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Your accommodation in Alice Springs
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Experience

Highlights
  • Witness the unique natural beauty of Trephina Gorge with some of the best walks in Australia
  • Enjoy a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch
  • Visit the ghost mining town of Arltunga
  • Explore the Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, of great significance to local Aboriginal people
Full description
Explore the beautiful East MacDonnell Ranges, bearing ancient formations that reveal geological formations, picturesque gorges and Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. See evidence of early European mining adventures and enjoy a delicious picnic. Walk through the Trephina Gorge and discover superb and diverse scenery.The contrasting hues of the bright blue skies and quartzite rock formations bring all the colors of Central Australia into vivid detail. 

Explore Arltunga, the boomtown at the heart of the 18th century gold rush. Discover this wonderfully well-preserved ghost town, with the restored police station, old gaol and mine shafts. Get a glimpse into the Australia’s distant past and experience what life was like for these hardy prospectors of the Outback.

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch once you have worked up an appetite and stop lastly at Emily and Jessie Gaps. These picturesque gaps are of major spiritual significance to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people and are registered sacred sites that include sacred paintings. An easy walk at Emily Gap takes you to a large rock painting depicting this ancient Aboriginal song line.
Includes
  • Experienced and friendly guide
  • Modern air-conditioned 4 wheel drive vehicle
  • Snacks, fruit and complimentary water throughout the day
  • Morning tea and picnic lunch
  • Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Soft drinks, alcohol

When you get there

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 pickup
• 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 to this tour. Parents/tutors are fully responsible for their kids.
• Please be aware that we will be travelling in remote areas