Location: West MacDonnell National Park
The two day tour takes in all that the West MacDonnell and Finke Gorge National Parks have to offer.
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.
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
|Departs||Tours run on demand|
|Return Details||Alice Springs|
|Adult Price||$750 AUD|
|Child Price||$375 AUD|
Tour requires a minimum of two adults to operate
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
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.