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Finke Gorge and Palm Valley Day Tour by 4WD Coach from Alice Springs

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Discover the Aboriginal homelands of the Arrernte people and experience a real outback adventure country - the Finke Gorge National Park.


Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges to the Historic Hermannsburg Precinct then journey along the ancient Finke River bed to Palm Valley for morning tea.

Wander among the relict Palms and Cycads before exploring the Kalarranga Lookout. Return to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct for a Ploughmans lunch before exploring the historic buildings and art gallery featuring works of the famous Aboriginal Artist Albert Namatjira.


  • Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured West MacDonnells

  • Cross vast open outback plains on Namatjira Drive

  • Visit Hermannsburg - an 1870's Lutheran mission

  • Wander through historic buildings, the museum and art gallery and learn the reality of Aboriginal history in this region

  • Morning tea is provided in Hermannsburg

  • Head off road and onto the dry bed of the Finke River

  • Follow the riverbed to Finke Gorge National Park

  • Venture further into the Gorge to Palm Valley - an oasis in this arid region

  • Walk on the dry river bed alongside remarkable Livistona Palms and Cycads

  • Walk along the valley rim with stunning views over Palm Valley

  • Kalarranga Lookout - amazing views over the Amphitheatre and Finke Valley

  • Enjoy a delicious ploughman's lunch in these spectacular surrounds

  • Witness the changing colours of the West MacDonnells in the afternoon light.

Please Note

  • Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in walks.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.


  • Morning tea

  • Transportation along route in a 4WD truck with passenger cabin

  • Lunch
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Standard Tour

Duration: 10 - 10:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Morning tea / Transportation along route in a 4WD truck with passenger cabin / Lunch

John was exceptional as both a driver and tour guide as well as a photographer. One of the best tours that I have ever done.


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  • 07:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Alice Springs

  • Start of Finke Gorge and Palm Valley Tour

    Cross the extensive outback plains on Namatjira Drive, after traversing Larapinta Drive on west together with the ochre colored West MacDonnells.

  • Visit Hermannsburg

    Have your morning tea at Hermannsburg, an 1870's Lutheran mission that showcases Aboriginal history, culture and art. Get to know the indigenous people who called this region home as you trek through the historic buildings, museums, and art galleries.

  • Head Off Road and Onto the Dry Bed of the Finke River

    Go further into the Gorge to Palm Valley, a semi-tropical oasis in this red arid region, after following the riverbed to Finke Gorge National Park. Then walk on the barren riverbed together with the notable Livistona Palms and Cycads.

  • See Amazing Views at Kalarranga Lookout

    Have your delicious ploughman's lunch with the wonderful views over the Amphitheatre and Finke Valley. Watch as the West MacDonnells changes its color in the afternoon light to conclude the tour.

  • 17:30

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Alice Springs

  • (For Check-Out) Alice Springs Hotels Time: 17:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Alice Springs Hotels Time: 17:30:00

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  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Water (plastic bottle, etc.)

Additional Note(s)
  • Children three (3) years old and under are free of charge, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap.

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John was exceptional as both a driver and tour guide as well as a photographer. One of the best tours that I have ever done.


A totally unique and beautiful experience. The silence was superb - you could hear so much.


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  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 07:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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