Day trip

Alice Springs: 4WD Palm Valley Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Emu Run Experience

Alice Springs: 4WD Palm Valley Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Emu Run Experience

From US$ 146.60 per person

Discover the wonders of Palm Valley on this 4WD tour from Alice Springs. Visit the Hermannsburg Aboriginal Mission and learn about its history, marvel at ancient palm trees, and enjoy a Bushman’s lunch at the scenic Cycad Gorge.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait outside your accommodation at least 10-15 minutes prior to your pickup time. Look out for the white Emu Run bus.


  • Spend the day exploring the ancient Palm Valley
  • Admire stunning views from the Kalaranga lookout
  • Enjoy a Bushman’s lunch at the scenic Cycad Gorge
  • Learn about Aboriginal history and culture in Hermannsburg
Full description
The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Alice Springs at 7:00 AM. Travel through the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges as you head to Hermannsburg for a morning tea break. Continue along the Finke Riverbed until you reach the impressive Palm Valley. Spend some time wandering amongst the ancient palm trees and explore this desert oasis. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a Bushman’s lunch at the scenic Cycad Gorge. After lunch, marvel at epic views from the Kalaranga lookout then visit the Historic Precinct of Hermannsburg, known to the Arrarnta people as ‘Ntaria’. Explore the town, which is the birthplace of celebrated Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, and admire the historic buildings. The tour returns to Alice Springs at 5:30 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Alice Springs
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned 4WD
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entry fee to Hermannsburg
  • Morning tea
  • Bushman's lunch

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    5 /5

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    Excellent day with Bluey and 11 other guests. 4wd truck very well equipped, but expect an extremely rough ride in and out of the Valley. Recent floods have destroyed parts of track and brought in huge qty of sand on others. Bluey is very knowledable and enjoyed commentary and his driving skills immensely. The walking track is covered with a lot of sand but still ok. Once in a lifetime experience. As is National Park there are covered shelters and seats for respite from the sun!

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    March 29, 2022

    Great day: tours guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. Good driving into The Valley over rough terrain. Each stop was just right in terms of time. Not normally a tour type person but really enjoyed the day!

    September 9, 2021

    Product ID: 398554