Palm Valley 4WD Tour From Alice Springs

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the Palm Valley area on a full-day tour from Alice springs, and take an off-road excursion to see rock pools and rugged outback landscapes by 4WD. The tour includes a delicious lunch and a visit to the Hermannsburg Aboriginal community, combining relaxation and history in one of Central Australias most celebrated river oases.


  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4

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Traveling by 4WD, depart Alice springs with your guide and follow the Finke Rivers ancient bed to Palm Valley, an oasis of white sand, palm trees and spectacular rock formations. Take a guided walk to discover the valleys rich plant life, including red cabbage palms which grow only in the Palm Valley, along with different species of cycads and palms.

Youll see the spectacular natural rock formation known as the Amphitheatre, and be shown the semi-permanent spring-fed pools that have created this fertile valley in the heart of the Central Australian desert.

Your tour continues to the historic Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg, a place of refuge for almost a century for the Arrernte people, who fled here to escape conflict between pastoralists, the police and other Aboriginal tribes. Enjoy a picnic lunch here before visiting the town's mission, known for the mid-20th-century Aboriginal paintings of Albert Namatjira, who lived at the strongly Lutheran-influenced Hermannsburg Historic Precinct. You can explore the painters home and see his signature pastel-hued landscape paintings in the missions art gallery.

Relax on the trip back to Alice springs and watch the desert landscape and mountains change color in the afternoon light.


Hotel Pickup:

6:35am A Good Rest B&B
6:55am Alice in the Territory
6:35am Alice Motor Inn
6:45am Alice on Todd
7:10am Aurora Alice Springs
7:05am Chifley Alice Springs Resort
6:55am Desert Palms Resort
6:35am Desert Rose Inn
7:15am Diplomat Motel
6:55am DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
6:35am Elkira Motel
6:40am G’Day Mate Caravan Park
7:15am Haven Backpackers
6:40am Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
6:40am Heritage Caravan Park
6:50am Ibis Styles Oasis
6:55am Lasseters Casino Hotel
6:40am MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
6:40am Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
7:00am Quest Apartments
6:35am Stuart Caravan Park
6:45am Swagmans Rest Motel
7:10am Todd Tavern
6:45am Toddy’s Resort
6:35am Wintersun Caravan Park
6:35am Vatu Sanctuary


Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Drinking water

Transport by air-conditioned purpose-built 4WD mini-coach


Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a wonderful trip. Weather is good. Scenery is breathtaking. The tour guide is knowledgeable. Recommended this tour.

  • 18-Sep-2017

    A great day out. Firstly, to Hermannsburg where we had morning tea provided by the Lutheran community and I am told our lunch later in the day was made by them - beautiful and gracious people. Can buy aboriginal art here which helps the community.
    The trip to Palm Valley was quite an experience travelling over dry creek beds and dusty tracks. Be prepared to endure a rough ride often getting tossed from side to side. Palm Valley itself is absolutely beautiful and well worth any discomfort. On the way out we visited Flynn's grave which was a bonus for me as I didn't expect it and saw where Albert Namitjura did his famous painting.

  • 22-Aug-2017

    The guide was fantastic and it was a really great day. The luck provided was great too. Highly recommend

  • 11-Aug-2017

    A pleasant day trip. The visit to Hermansberg was great and just as I had remembered it.

  • 19-Aug-2016

    Scenery was beautiful. Bus ride was quite uncomfortable and the track into the valley was very rough. Staff were not as friendly as we had previously encountered. Lunch was good.

  • 23-Jul-2016

    John was an excellent guide and driver who safely negotiated the river beds and rocky tracks. Walk in Palm Valley was on the flat and easy or for more adventurous a hill and rim walk. Don't pass up the strudel in Hermannsberg, it is very good.

  • 29-Jun-2016

    Very interesting experience set at a good pace, very knowledgeable tour guide.

  • 20-Jun-2016

    Was ok

  • 01-Jun-2016

    Couldn't have believed that this place existed if we didn't do the tour. Fantastic

  • 17-Apr-2016

    Verry charming tour. Wonderful views.

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