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Follow Larapinta Drive into the Aboriginal homelands of the Arrernte people and into real outback adventure country - the Finke Gorge National Park. Travel by 4WD coach on the dry bed of the Finke River to Palm Valley, a strange semi-tropical oasis in the red centre. Bushwalk in the Palm Valley where groves of Livistona palms grow in this remote arid region. Hermannsburg, an 1870's Lutheran mission, showcases Aboriginal history, culture and art.
Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured West MacDonnells
Cross vast open outback plains on Namatjira Drive
Visit Hermannsburg - an 1870's Lutheran mission
Wander through historic buildings, the museum and art gallery and learn the reality of Aboriginal history in this region
Morning tea is provided in Hermannsburg
Head off road and onto the dry bed of the Finke River
Follow the riverbed to Finke Gorge National Park
Venture further into the Gorge to Palm Valley - an oasis in this arid region
Walk on the dry river bed alongside remarkable Livistona Palms and Cycads
Walk along the valley rim with stunning views over Palm Valley
Kalarranga Lookout - amazing views over the Amphitheatre and Finke Valley
Enjoy a delicious ploughman's lunch in these spectacular surrounds
Witness the changing colours of the West MacDonnells in the afternoon light.
DAILY Feb 1 to Nov 30
Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in walks.
Child price for 4-14 yrs
Free of charge for under 3 yrs if nursed
All rates in AU$ including all taxes.
Tour operator may cancel departure or alter tour itineraries as deemed necessary. Itinerary alteration may occur due to road or weather conditions, accommodation availability, strikes, public holidays, cultural and religious traditions etc.
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