Category Archives: 4WD Tours and Transfers

Exploring on the Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail Transfers

Description

With various pick up and drop off points along the trail, Glen Helen can offer transfers for up to 6 people plus gear between Alice Springs and Redbank Gorge.

 

2015 4×4 Transfer Rates

Transfers in accredited TV – tourist vehicle, Toyota GXL Landcruiser or Toyota Prado.

Carrying capacity 6 clients – 2 fold seats in rear, allow room for baggage if necessary. A trailer will need to be towed if 4 or more clients and packs.

All bookings must be confirmed in advance to ensure vehicle and H endorsed driver/guide is available

  • All prices are per journey, max limit 4 persons with packs (or 6 with packs and food drops carried in trailer).Over 4 persons there will be a 25 % additional charge per person.This is to cover the additional cost of extra time and fuel involved in towing a trailer.
  • All bookings must be secured with a credit card – Cancellation within 24 hours may incur a cancellation fee
  • Please note Airport transfers are no longer available. You will need to make your own way to Alice Springs, where we can collect you from outside

Alice Springs Post Office at your arranged time.

 

Alice Springs to Glen Helen:
$330.00
(135km)
Alice Springs to Redbank Gorge:
$440.00
(section 12 – Mt Sonder (165km)
Alice Springs to Mt Zeil:
$980.00
(400km round trip permit access)
Alice Springs to any other drop off point
$330.00
This is because a full trip to Alice Springs from Glen Helen is required. Other Services may be cheaper for the Eastern End of the Trail

 

Glen Helen to Mt Zeil:
$680.00
(270km round trip dirt road)
Glen Helen to Redbank Gorge:
$120.00
(30km one way)
Glen Helen to Rocky bar Gap
$120.00
(40km, permit access, 4×4)
Glen Helen to Ormiston Gorge:
$40.00
(15km)
Glen Helen to Ochre Pits:
$70.00
(20km)
Glen Helen to Serpentine Gorge:
$120.00
(40km)
Glen Helen to Serpentine Chalet Dam:
$140.00
(Access is to gate at end of public
track only)
Glen Helen to Ellery Creek Big Hole:
$150.00
(55km)

 

  • Larapinta Trail food drops are $35.00 per drop, when completed during transfer.
  • For trek clarification, bookings and seasonal conditions on the Larapinta trail contact Parks and Wildlife Rangers at Ormiston Gorge. Phone 08 89 567 799 during business hours.
  • We recommend you pre purchase a copy of Larapinta Trail information package from NT Parks and Wildlife.

 

Schedule Details
Departs On demand – advanced bookings essential

 

 

Roma Gorge

Half Day Roma Gorge or Redbank Gorge & Gosse Bluff 4WD Tour

 

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Description

 

Half Day Tour

Departs Glen Helen at 8.am or 12pm

This delightful guided tour includes a choice of:

The beautiful Roma Gorge, an amazing ancient sacred area that includes

fantastic rock art, fabulous rock formations and a huge variety of bird life,

Or

Redbank Gorge with its stunning ghost gums & brilliant red cliffs

Both Tours include a guided walk and a visit to stunning Gosse Bluff with its

fascinating history and awesome landscape, as well as Morning or Afternoon Tea.

 

Schedule Details
Departs Tours run on demand and depart at 8am or 12pm depending on your selection
Start Time Morning Tour: 8am
Afternoon Tour: 12pm
Duration 5 hours
Departure Tour departs Glen Helen Homestead Lodge
Return Details Tour concludes at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

 

Pricing Options
Adult Price $190 AUD
Child Price $95.00 AUD

 

Additional Pricing Information

Tour requires a minimum of two adults to operate

 

Additional Information

Inclusions

Morning or afternoon tea

Fresh drinking water

 

Cancelation Policy

Cancellations within 48 hours will incur a fee

 

Terms and Conditions

This tour is not suitable for children aged 0-4 years.

Guests are advised to bring a hat and sunscreen along with comfortable clothes and sturdy walking shoes.

 

 

 

Glen Helen- Tour

Two Day Glen Helen Tour

 

Description

The two day tour takes in all that the West MacDonnell and Finke Gorge National Parks have to offer.

Itinerary Day One

Pick up from your hotel in Alice Springs is usually arranged for Approximately 7:30am.

First a visit to Flynn’s Grave in it’s picturesque setting below Mt Gillen, then on to Standley Chasm for an exploration of this famous landmark and a stop for morning tea.

Ellery Creek Big Hole is the next stop, this suits a swim in the warmer months or a delightful walk around the Dolomite trail for other times of the year. Back onto Namatjira Drive to call next at the historically rich Ocher Pits where you can use your imagination about the ancient ceremonial traditions of the Western Arrente People on the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage walk.

From here we complete the short drive back to Glen Helen Homestead for lunch followed by a walk down to Glen Helen Gorge.

After lunch an informative drive to Ormiston Gorge and nearby points of interest such as the amazing Mound Springs, Artist Henk Huth’s grave facing Mount Sonder, a cruise along the finke river then finishing with the Mount Sonder Lookout.

Returning to Glen Helen Homestead around 4-5pm you can relax in your ensuite motel room, take in the sunset view from our back veranda, enjoy your 3 course dinner in The Namatjira Gallery Restaurant and if it’s the right night for it enjoy the sounds of our talented live musicians.

 

Itinerary Day Two

Starting your day with breakfast in the homestead we will depart Glen Helen at 7:30am. Early enough to marvel at the morning sunlight over Mount Sonder as we follow Namatjira Drive to the West. Before long we reach the Davenport Creek which is ‘our road’ to Roma Gorge. Enjoy the four wheel drive experience through Glen Helen Station and see what the land was like in the days of the original settlement before the West MacDonnell National Park was declared.

This rocky road takes us to Roma Gorge, home of the only known Aboriginal Rock Art in The West MacDonnell Ranges. Take your time to wander and admirer the amazing Petroglyphs – carved who knows how long ago!

Now for more four wheel drive fun through station country and on to Gosse Bluff, or Tnorala where you can see and walk among the impact crater formed by a comet and learn about the Aboriginal legends of the area.

Next on to Hermannsburg to enjoy the Heritage Precinct with it’ wonderful old mission buildings and fascinating history.

Your picnic lunch will be at Palm Valley, followed by a walk along the Valley of Palms itself. Marvel at the wonder of palm varieties found only in this area.

We then begin the return journey to Alice Springs arriving at your accommodation at approximately 6pm

 

 

 

Schedule Details
Departs Tours run on demand
Start Time 7:30am
Duration 2 Days
Departure Alice Springs
Return Details Alice Springs

 

Pricing Options
Adult Price $750 AUD
Child Price $375 AUD

 

Additional Pricing Information

Tour requires a minimum of two adults to operate

 

Additional Information

Inclusions

Day 1: Morning tea, lunch and 3 course dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, morning tea and lunch

Day Overnight motel accommodation

Fresh drinking water

Hotel pick up and drop off

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 48 hours will incur a fee

 

Terms and Conditions

This tour is not suitable for children aged 0-4 years.

Guests are advised to bring a hat and sunscreen along with comfortable clothes and sturdy walking shoes.

 

 

 

Palm Valley

One Day Roma Gorge to Palm Valley 4WD Tour

Larapinta Trail

 

Description

 

Full Day Tour

A fully guided Tour to some of the most stunning locations in the Northern

Territory. Departing Glen Helen at 8am, the first stop is the beautiful Roma

Gorge with its fascinating rock art, amazing bird life and striking rock

formations, before heading across country to Tylers Pass for a fantastic photo

opportunity of the picturesque Gosse Bluff and surrounding landscape.

Then its off to explore Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) with its fascinating history and

brilliant rocky outcrops and includes a stop for morning tea.

Later a delicious lunch is served in the truly amazing Palm Valley and a guided

walk through this ancient valley with its majestic palms is very much a

highlight before visiting the most interesting heritage precinct and Art Gallery

in Hermannsburg, made famous by the legendary artist Albert Namatjira.

 

Schedule Details
Departs Tours run on demand
Start Time 7:30am
Duration 1 Day, normally returning around 6:30pm
Departure Tour departs Glen Helen Homestead Lodge
Return Details Tour concludes at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

 

Pricing Options
Adult Price $335 AUD
Child Price $167.50 AUD

 

Additional Pricing Information

Tour requires a minimum of two adults to operate

 

Additional Information

Inclusions

Morning tea, lunch and continuous fresh drinking water

Entry into the Hermannsburg Art Gallery

 

Cancelation Policy

Cancellations within 48 hours will incur a fee

 

Terms and Conditions

This tour is not suitable for children aged 0-4 years.

Guests are advised to bring a hat and sunscreen along with comfortable clothes and sturdy walking shoes.