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1 Day Palm Valley 4WD Tour

Discover a Hidden World
Photo Opportunity

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
  • 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 a.m.

Traveling 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.


Visit 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.


Please refer to the booking calendar for pricing

Tickets for this adventure sell fast. Claim your spot today to avoid disappointment.

Effective 17 May 2023, a 1.6% credit card surcharge will be added at checkout and is non-refundable

Frequently Asked Questions: 1 Day Palm Valley 4WD Tour

What are the departure and return times?

We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:00 am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30 pm.

Can I bring my family?

Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour and are charged at a child rate.

All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.

What should I bring on the tour?

We recommend you bring the following on your day tour:

  • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • 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)

How many people are on each tour?

We have a maximum of 20 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable, purpose-built, air-conditioned 4WD truck.

How fit do I have to be?

A moderate level of fitness is required. Sturdy shoes are recommended as the walking paths are uneven, rocky and can be slippery after wet weather.

Can my dietary requirements be accommodated? 

We are able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free

If you have a food allergy (e.g. peanuts), please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.


By booking our tours, you confirm you have read and accepted our conditions of travel, including the terms, conditions and cancellation policy.

Please click here for the conditions of travel and cancellation policy.

Depart From

Alice Springs

Returning to

Alice Springs