East MacDonnell Ranges 1 Day 4WD Tour

Summary

Explore the beautiful East MacDonnell Ranges, bearing ancient formations that reveal geological formations, picturesque gorges and Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. See evidence of early European mining adventures and enjoy a delicious picnic. Walk through the Trephina Gorge and discover superb and diverse scenery.The contrasting hues of the bright blue skies and quartzite rock formations bring all the colors of Central Australia into vivid detail.  Explore Arltunga, the boomtown at the heart of the 18th century gold rush. Discover this wonderfully well-preserved ghost town, with the restored police station, old gaol and mine shafts. Get a glimpse into the Australia’s distant past and experience what life was like for these hardy prospectors of the Outback. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch once you have worked up an appetite and stop lastly at Emily and Jessie Gaps. These picturesque gaps are of major spiritual significance to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people and are registered sacred sites that include sacred paintings. An easy walk at Emily Gap takes you to a large rock painting depicting this ancient Aboriginal song line. What's included: • Experienced and friendly guide • Modern air-conditioned 4 wheel drive vehicle • Snacks, fruit and complimentary water throughout the day • Morning tea and picnic lunch • Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop off

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10 hours
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Why take this tour?

Discover the beautiful East MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating 1 day tour. Departing from Alice Springs, explore beautiful locations, stunning wildlife and local history. Feast on a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch amongst nature. Witness the unique natural beauty of Trephina Gorge with some of the best walks in Australia Enjoy a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch Visit the ghost mining town of Arltunga Explore the Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park and Corroboree Rock of great significance to local Aboriginal people Take a picture of one of the largest Ghost Gum in Australia

What’s included?

  • Experienced and friendly guide

  • Modern air-conditioned 4 wheel drive vehicle (minivan or car)

  • Snacks, fruit and complimentary water throughout the day

  • Morning tea and gourmet picnic lunch

  • Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop off

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Gratuities

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    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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OUTBACK ELITE TOURS is an accredited, award-winning tour operator specialised in private charter and personalised tour. We will work directly with you to plan your dream tour or help you to choose from set itinerary. Explore the Australia's Red Centre by join a small tour group with options of half day, full or multi day tours accommodated or camping. Enjoy the comfort of equipped, luxurious and air conditioned 4WD vehicles (maximum participants 4) or on a 4WD mini bus (maximum participants 10). Tour in English and in Italian or Spanish upon request. Day tours in the West and East MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Rainbow Valley and Chambers Pillar, Palm Valley and much more.

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