Once in a while you have to venture down a well worn corrugated road, did I say corrugated, leave the eggs at home! It is well worth while taking the trip down to Rainbow the best time for us was late afternoon for the happy...More
Rainbow Valley Cultural Tours
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Not to be missed. It says 4 wheel drive recommended, but we went in 2 wheel vehicle no trouble what so ever. 22k of unsealed road but well worth it. Best time for the light for photography is in the afternoon.
Ricky was a top guide. He shared his knowledge of both the cultural and natural attributes of the area.
Ricky meets you at Rainbow Valley, which is approximately 2 hours drive from Alice Springs (the final 22 km on a good dirt road). We did not need to engage the 4WD, but you do need to check that your car hire company allows you...More
This tour is informative and fun at the same time. Ricky is a very knowledgeable Indigenous tour guide who is willingly sharing his culture and traditions. The paintings' and rock carvings' sites we visited were just breathtaking. Highly recommended!
Ricky Orr is a great guy who acknowledges that he is still coming to terms and understandings of the secrets of this place, especially with the drawings and paintings. There is no bull or spin with Ricky, he has a great sense of humour and...More
In the late afternoon sun there is a surrealistic quality to the coloured ramparts of Rainbow Valley. this little known spot,so unusual that even to the geologist its provenance is uncertain,is a composite of limestone,sitstone and sandstone,in the James ranges,70 km south-west of Alice Springs....More
This is a really special tour because being able to see home country through a resident Aboriginal person's eyes is a very rare opportunity. Ricky Orr may be a guide but he is foremost a care-taker of his country so he has traversed this vast...More
I spent a few hours with Ricky Orr of Rainbow Valley Cultural Tours and was mesmerized by his deep cultural connection and understanding of his homeland in Rainbow Valley. There were real rock art sites and he painted a picture of life in the area...More