Palm Valley 4WD Tour

  • 11 hours
  • Departs 7.15am
  • Standard Tour
  • Alice Springs
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Additional Information



Palm Valley 4WD Tour Operates: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun from 15 March to 31 October

Operated By

Emu Run Experience

What to Expect

What to Expect


Take a journey into another time and another world.

This fascinating day includes a peek into the history of Hermannsburg Aboriginal Mission, followed by a 4WD drive through the Finke River bed.


Marvel at ancient Palm Trees from a long-ago tropical rain-forest era in Central Australia, and take in majestic desert views as you travel. 



After you have taken in Uluru, explore further afield and discover more of the beautiful hidden gems Central Australia has to offer. 

You’ll be thrilled to see:


  • Palm Valley

  • The Amphitheatre

  • Finke Gorge National Park

  • Hermannsburg Aboriginal Community

  • Kalaranga Lookout

  • Real offroad 4WD Driving




Your Palm Valley 4WD Tour includes the following: 

  • Morning tea

  • Bushman’s lunch

  • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off

  • Experienced, friendly tour guide

  • Air-conditioned 4WD Vehicle

  • Entry fee to Hermannsburg Cultural Precinct



TOUR ITINERARY: 1 Day Palm Valley 4WD Tour



7 AM

Your Guide will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation from 7.00 am. 


Travelling through the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges, we make our way to Hermannsburg, where we stop for morning tea.



Enjoy morning tea before it’s then time to depart Hermannsburg and journey along the ancient Finke River bed by custom-built 4WD.


After a stop off at The Amphitheatre, we enjoy the 4WD drive into Palm Valley, where you will be able to wander amongst the relict Palms and Cycads. Here you will have the opportunity to complete the River Walk and experience this desert oasis.



As we depart Palm Valley, we stop off at Cycad Gorge, before stopping for a Bushman’s lunch at the picturesque picnic area.



Experience Kalaranga lookout and walk before visiting the Historic Precinct of Hermannsburg known to the Arrarnta people as ‘Ntaria’. 


Explore Hermannsburg, the birthplace of celebrated Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira in 1902 and is renowned for its indigenous art collection. Take a look at the historic buildings and the Art Gallery during your visit. 



Return to Alice Springs as you watch the fading light reflecting off the MacDonnell Ranges.


5:30 PM

Return to your Alice Springs accommodation. 


Effective 1 APRIL 2019, a 1% credit card surcharge will be added at checkout and is non-refundable.


Additional Information

Additional Information


Travel voucher, water bottle (capacity 1.5 litres), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide brimmed is best), flynet, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter).