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Stop At: Finke Gorge National Park, Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory
We will follow the scenic Palm Valley 4WD track along the famous Finke River to the uniquely astonishing landscape deep in Palm Valley. We will pass the amazing pinnacles of the Amphitheatre and through the beautiful Cycad Gorge before arriving at more than 3,000 giant Red Cabbage Palms. Our guide will share with you the mystery behind these special trees, the only palm trees found in Central Australia. On the way enjoy a sumptuous European-style morning tea with a selection of home-made buns, fresh fruit, yoghurt, teas and Italian-style brewed coffee.
You will follow the Mpulungkinya Walk (5km, 2 hrs return) through this ancient oasis, along a river bed with towering palms and stunning lookouts from the valley escarpment. You will discover Palm Valley’s unique environment including rare relict plant species and the spring-fed pools that support an array of unusual plants and animals. Our guide will also enlighten you on the cultural significance of the region to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Hermannsburg Road, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Known as Ntaria to the local Aboriginal residents. Established in 1877, Hermannsburg was a Lutheran mission for more than 100 years and the historic Heritage Precinct is wonderfully preserved today.
Hermannsburg was also the birthplace of the renowned Aboriginal landscape painter Albert Namatjira, and the origin of the Hermannsburg School art movement. Walk through the mission and gain a fascinating insight into life for the pioneering missionaries and their early contact with Aboriginal people. You will also have an opportunity to purchase art or souvenirs in the art gallery and gift shop before returning to Alice Springs after an unforgettable day in the Outback.
Duration: 1 hour