Rainbow Valley Walking Tour


Rainbow Valley Cultural Tours

Join a traditional Aboriginal guide for a cultural tour of the spectacular Rainbow Valley (Wurre).
from $60

Insights into your experience

Travel 97 kilometers south from Alice Springs to Rainbow Valley to meet your host, a Traditional Custodian. Here you will relax and be introduced to Culture and Country. After your introduction your host will share the spectacular Art Site of Rainbow Valley where you will experience rock art, engravings and occupations sites never before open to the public.

You will see and learn all about:

  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Ancient Rock Art Paintings, Rock Carvings (Petroglyphs)
  • Bush Foods and Medicine
  • Artifacts, Weapons and Stone Tools 
  • Dreamtime Stories

In the mid-afternoon, your Aboriginal guide will share the ancient landscape of Rainbow Valley and explain its cultural significance. In the late afternoon, admire the changing colours of a spectacular sunset.

The sandstone ridges and bluffs provide opportunities for spectacular photographs, particularly around dusk, or when the claypans adjacent to the bluffs are holding water.


Aboriginal guide
First aid

You should bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle

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Things to know

Your guide will meet you at 2.00pm at the Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve visitor car park. The tour will finish after sunset.

Optional addition:

Overnight camping is available – toilet and BBQ facilities are available. With this option, the tour can be started at 5.00pm and finish at approximately 9.00pm. BYO drinks and foods.

Meeting point

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve , Visitor Car Park - Hugh, Northern Territory. Directions: 97km south of Alice Springs. Take the Stuart Highway out of Alice Springs driving south. The turn-off to the Reserve is 75 kilometres south of Alice Springs, from here it is a 22 kilometre stretch east, along an unsealed road (4WD recommended).


Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve is a protected area located 97km south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory in Australia.

The turn-off to the Reserve is 75 kilometres south of Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway. From here it is a 22 kilometre stretch east, along an unsealed road which has some sandy patches. For this reason access is recommended for 4WD only.

Ready for an experience you won’t forget?
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