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Palm Valley Outback Safari by 4WD

  • Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

  • Palm Valley 4WD

    Palm Valley 4WD

  • Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

  • Hermannsburg


  • Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

  • Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

  • Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

  • Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

Tour codes: A5

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Welcome to Palm Valley

Travelling in our custom-designed 4WD vehicle, you’ll reach off-road destinations that are otherwise difficult to access. Through the Central Australian landscape we’ll take you down the very edge of Finke River and into the amazing Palm Valley.

The Amphitheatre

We’ll be right on time to see the Amphitheatre at its best. Also known as Kalaranga, this impressive group of red sandstone formations is particularly striking as the sun rises, leaving a glow of amazing light and colour across the landscape.

Palm Valley

Aptly named, as it is the only area in Central Australia where red cabbage palms survive, Palm Valley is an incredible outback oasis. Despite the harsh conditions, the gorge is supported by small pockets of spring-fed pools that ensure the survival of a diverse range of plant species. From the 4WD and on foot, you’ll be amazed by the enormous rock formations, pinnacles, gorges and endless palm trees in the area.

Finke Gorge National Park

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a picnic lunch in the Finke Gorge National Park. Covering a staggering area of 46,000 hectares, it’s noted for its ancient palms. The park holds great cultural significance to the Arrarnta people and there is also evidence of early European settlement.

Included Meals: Picnic Lunch

Hermannsburg Aboriginal Community (Seasonal)

Visit Hermannsburg, known to the Arrarnta people as ‘Ntaria’. Established as an Aboriginal mission in 1877, the land was returned to the Traditional Owners in 1982. It is the birthplace of celebrated Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira in 1902 and is renowned for its indigenous art collection. Here you can wander through the amazing artworks at the gallery and explore the historic buildings, many of which are now protected by the National Trust. Afterwards, sit back and enjoy the view as we take you back to Alice Springs.

Note: Hermannsburg is closed to tourists in summer months.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 10.5 hours


Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun
(Apr – Nov & Mar)
7.30am from Alice Springs
(earlier from your hotel)

Not operating Dec – Feb


6.00pm approximately

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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  • Picnic Lunch (1)
  • Entry to Hermannsburg historical precinct
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness requirement

Moderate level of fitness required. Includes a two kilometre Palm Valley Rim walk with a section that has an incline.


Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.
7.30am Depart Alice Springs
9.30am Morning tea
10.15am Toilet stop
10.45am Cycad Gorge
11.30am Palm Valley
1.15pm Picnic Lunch
1.55pm Kalaranga Lookout
3.00pm Hermannsburg
6.00pm Alice Springs
8.00am Depart Alice Springs
9.15am Hermannsburg
11.00am Kalaranga Lookout
12.00pm Picnic Lunch
1.00pm Cycad Gorge
1.30pm Palm Valley
4.00pm Krickhauff Range (afternoon tea)
6.00pm Alice Springs


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Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Free hotel pick-ups

Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.

Summer: SEP – NOV & MAR – MAY
Winter: JUN – AUG 
Times may vary due to weather conditions. Please reconfirm day prior to departure.


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