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Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley 1 Day 4WD Tour

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    Our 4WD adventure begins at sunrise as we follow the Old Ghan railway route south to the historic landmark of Chambers Pillar. On the way, we explore the ancient and sacred Ewaninga rock carvings which the local Arrente Aboriginal people have been visiting for thousands of years. Learn about the cultural significance of these astonishing petroglyphs over a sumptuous European-style morning tea. Choose from a selection of home-made buns, fresh fruit, yogurt, teas, and Italian brewed coffee. 
    Next, we visit the remote Aboriginal community of Titjikala and its renowned art centre. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an authentic piece of Central Australian Aboriginal art without paying gallery prices*.
    From there we follow in the footsteps of the early explorers, crossing the sands of the dry Hugh River, and ascending to a stunning lookout atop the Charlotte Range, from which the vast Simpson Desert and the distant Chambers Pillar come into view. 
    We travel the same red, sandy track the great John McDouall Stuart took more than 150 years before, passing through country that is still some of the driest, most remote wilderness on the continent, emerging amid the giant natural sandstone sculptures of the Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve. 
    You can choose to walk around and/or up to the base of this astonishing natural wonder. Either way, your guide will explain the geology of this amazing landscape, taking you back to when all this prehistoric countryside was under the sea, as well as relating the ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories that created these magnificent structures. 
    After your walk, relax and enjoy a gourmet lunch, prepared on-site by your guide under the shade of the majestic desert oaks, in this beautiful wilderness reserve. 
    After lunch, we make our way to the spectacular Rainbow Valley, following the spine of the ancient James Ranges along the historical Hugh River Stock Route, passing the iconic River Red Gums and Ghost Gums of the riverine woodlands. 
    Rainbow Valley is one of the most striking geological features in the country and her sunsets are as spectacular as any in Australia. As the day ends, enjoy a lovely, easy stroll to Mushroom Rock, amongst the distinctive plant life and flowers of this unique region, whilst your guide prepares a lavish sunset platter. Return from your walk to a banquet of European cheeses, gourmet crackers, delicious cured meats and much more, as the true colours of Rainbow Valley reveal themselves to the setting sun. 
    We then return to Alice where your guide will take you to your accommodation after an unforgettable day in Australia’s Outback. 
    *Subject to Titjikala Art Centre opening days/hours.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We recently did two tours with Outback Elite – Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley, and Palm Valley. We couldn’t say enough about Filippo. We didn't quite know what to expect having booked Outback Elite for a tour to Chambers Pillar when another operator indicated he...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank JaneBloggsTravel
    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    This is the best tour I have done while in Alice. Suzanne was our guide and she was fantastic, she was fun, personable and knowledgeable about the sites. This tour agency does it up right!! You are not just a group on a bus but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank CarollynnUtah
    Reviewed 16 June 2019

    We were lucky to have Ryan as our guide. Very comfortable 4WD. Stopped for morning tea and we had a slow puncture easily sorted by Ryan despite being in a remote area. Off road driving was great definitely need someone who knows the area and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 123LS
    Reviewed 29 May 2019

    Thank you for a memorable day out Philipo, we really appreciate your efforts and information. It was like travelling with a good friend. Prepared to be flexible, stop for us to take photos when something interesting came up, like a dingo, horses etc. Both of...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ralphnewman1
    Reviewed 5 May 2019

    I had a private tour with Filippo in Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Vally. Absolutely fantastic day driving through the sand dunes and dirt roads. The good thing about this company is they are running the tour even if they have 1 passenger! So Spoiled! You...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank GiuliaP2481
    OETFilippo, Owner at Outback Elite Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2019

    Hi Giulia, thank you so much for your review! We always try to spoil our customers, especially if they are the one on board. It has been a beautiful day and glad I had the chance to take you around and discover new destinations. See...More

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