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Rainbow Valley Cultural Tours

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About Rainbow Valley Cultural Tours
Travel 90km south from Alice Springs to Rainbow Valley to meet your host, a Traditional Custodian who introduces an amazing Culture and Country to you. Your host will share the spectacular Art Site of Rainbow Valley where we will experience, rock art, engravings and occupations sites never before open to the public. He will share the ancient landscape of Rainbow Valley and explain some of its Cultural significance. This unique tour blends Culture and Country with the bold beauty of Central Australia. It will leave you with lasting memories and a greater understanding of Aboriginal Culture.
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 2010TimeTraveller
Reviewed 17 June 2016

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Ricky was a top guide. He shared his knowledge of both the cultural and natural attributes of the area.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Kent M
Reviewed 9 July 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank AntheaFG
Reviewed 15 May 2015

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!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Katu6
Reviewed 20 April 2015

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

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank David W
Reviewed 18 May 2014

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

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank lemrac15
Reviewed 23 September 2012

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

Date of experience: September 2012
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