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Palm Valley 4WD Tour from Alice Springs

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USD 116.64
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    What to Expect
    Palm Valley is a unique green oasis in the midst of the dry Red Centre, and the only place in Central Australia where the leafy red cabbage palms grow. Your full-day tour begins with pickup at your Alice Springs hotel and an approximately 1.5-hour drive west through the desert. Travel aboard a comfortable 4WD vehicle, necessary to access the rugged tracks leading to the valley. 

    Take a guided walk along the ancient Finke River and learn about the flora and fauna that make up Palm Valley’s unique ecosystem. See the spring-fed pools that help create the surprisingly lush landscape, and keep your camera handy for views of the Amphitheatre rock formation.

    In the afternoon, visit historic Hermannsburg, home to an indigenous Arente community where you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Learn about the town’s interesting history, and visit the home of 20th-century Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira. You can admire some of his paintings on display at the town mission.

    Enjoy the play of afternoon flight across the mystical desert landscape on the return drive to Alice Springs, where your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pick up and drop off in Alice Springs
    • Morning tea with scones, tea and coffee
    • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of Palm Valley
    • Transport in comfortable, air-conditioned 4WD coach
    • Experienced local driver guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
    • Entry/Admission - Palm Valley
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    AAT Kings always provide a good tour experience but you have to remember that this is a tour. While on the tour you do two walks, a 1 hour walk in Palm Valley and a short walk to a lookout. With mixed abilities, these walks...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Klg96
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    What a fabulous day trip from Alice Springs. Big comfortable 4WD truck which made the travel as comfortable as possible. The morning tea (yummy scones, cream and jam) visit to Hermannsburg Mission was very interesting and we had enough time for a wander around the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Carlina2012
    aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi there! WOW we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our Palm Valley tour! The scenery is fantastic & it is great to hear Barry made it all that much better! AAT Kings pride ourselves on our friendly & knowledgeable guides so we will...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    I cannot reccomend this amazing tour enough. Firstly i would like to say how amazing Pete is as a tour guide. So hilarious and knowledgeable. The 4 wheel drive bus was awesome. Palm valley is so beautiful.the walks are incredible and the scenery unforgettable. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Renee D
    aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

    Hi Renee, Thank you very much for your review! It is really great to hear you enjoyed the Palm Valley Outback Safari tour with us and that Pete made it that much better! AAT Kings pride ourselves on our friendly & knowledgeable guides, so it...More

    Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

    Such a great day. Our very skillful and knowledgeable driver and guide, Peter, made this a day to remember. First stop was Hermannsburg Historical Precinct for a great Devonshire tea and very interesting history and aboriginal art gallery. This was followed by some fun, at...More

    Thank 989ChrisG
    aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

    Hi! Wow, what a fantastic review! Our Palm Valley tour is definitely one to remember so we are pleased to here you enjoyed this tour and especially with Pete! We will be sure to pass along your comments to him. Thank you again for your...More

    Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

    John Stafford made it an excellent day out for us despite the heat and flies. He drove considerately especially on the challenging section from Hermansburg. The area was dry but John helped us appreciate how it would be when the rivers were in flood All...More

    Thank DavidG897
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    The final section of the drive is taken very slowly but there is substantial movement of the coach body as it is so high up. The seats are well upholstered and everyone braces themselves for the movement. The walking... More
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