Photo taken October 2016. . A little coastal touch in the outback NORTHER. Your details have been submitted. [5] The park is best known for Palm Valley, which shelters groves of rare red cabbage palms – botanic remnants from millions of years ago, when Central Australia was lush with tropical forests. You will experience the culture, history and rugged beauty of Central Australia. ‍♂ Anyway, it doesn’t matter if you get to see places like this one! High clearance vehicles only  Bush camp fire. . . Explore the ancient landscapes of Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs. .⁠ . So together with lots of water, hats and sunscreen, we took our own portable shade The Finke Gorge National Park popular for its red cabbage palm stretches over 46000 hectares. This place is stunning. The Finke Gorge National Park is an important wilderness reserve that protects The Finke River, which dates back 350 million years and is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in the world. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ntaustralia #australia #northernterritory #darwintravel #topend #tourismtopend #nature #outback #mytopend #darwinnt #ausoutbacknt #outbackaustralia #travelphotography #northernterritoryaustralia #adventure #roadtrip #australia_shotz #wanderlust #ig_australia #ig_discover_australia, Palm Valley, Climb the sandstone staircase to Kalarranga Lookout for a magnificent panorama of the remarkable sculptured sandstone hills that encircle part of the old bed of Palm Creek. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to 4WDing it gets tense between us as a couple. . To see this ancient gorge in the 'flesh' is mind blowing. These are sooooo old, said to be the oldest river in the world. The rest of the park remains a mystery to all but a few keen four wheel drivers. [10], A four-wheel-drive route down the Finke River to Illamurta Springs and Watarrka National Park begins at Finke Gorge. #JustEverydayTravellers #NTAustralia #RedCentreNT #AliceSprings #australiagram_nt #australianoutback #dotheNT #NTlife #tourismNT #outbackNT #NorthernTerritory #NorthernTerritoryAustralia #Arrernte #WestMacDonnellRanges #WestMacs #MacDonnellRanges #PalmValley #cyads #redcabbagepalm #MpaaraWalk #hiking #hikingtrails #bushwalking #hikinglife #bushwalkingaustralia #umbrellashade #umbrellas #beattheheat, Another beautiful day at Palm Valley. The national park and nearby areas hold cultural significance to the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people[8] and there is also evidence of early European settlement. There are good opportunities for bushwalking and bushcamping in the national park.[6]. There are good opportunities for bushwalking and bushcamping in the park. Finke Gorge National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 1,318 kilometres (819 mi) south of the territory capital of Darwin. Here you’ll see a diverse range of plant species, including tall palms and cycads, many of which are unique to the area. This trip requires careful planning and preparation and is for experienced four wheel drivers only. It is located about 1,300 kilometers south … In the park you can enjoy the views of the ancient palms and the Aboriginal cultural sites. Chihwa - The Royal Clan. It's one of my fave locations and I used to manage the area as a ranger. This very lovely valley is relatively easily explored with a four wheel drive. The Finke Gorge National Park is an important wilderness reserve that protects The Finke River, which dates back 350 million years and is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in the world. Kalaranga lookout is an easy 20 minute climb, with views of the rock amphitheatre encircled by rugged cliffs. See more of Finke Gorge National Park on Facebook. The Park covers an area of 458km2, and includes the impressive desert oasis Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. There are around 3,000 adult palms and thousands of juveniles, which are extremely sensitive to visitor … It can, however, get shut by particularly wet conditions. Accommodation pick-up & drop-off. Palm Valley – Finke Gorge National Park is located 138km west of Alice Springs. WHAT’S INCLUDED. Cuando se trata de 4WD, se pone tenso entre nosotros como pareja. How the Red Cabbage palm ended up … Tourism NT accepts no legal liability whatsoever in regard to product listings, any linked site or booking made. Data privacy. Actually these umbrellas were a great idea and enabled us to do more in the heat of the day | With its primordial landscape, the Finke Gorge National Park, south of Hermannsburg, is one of central Australia's premier wilderness reserves. Finke Gorge National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 1,318 kilometres (819 mi) south of the territory capital of Darwin. For a chance to feature tag traveloutbackaustralia in your image. Hotels near Finke Gorge National Park, Alice Springs on Tripadvisor: Find 7,702 traveller reviews, 14,056 candid photos, and prices for 13 hotels near Finke Gorge National Park in Alice Springs, Australia. To enter the park, a 4WD with high clearance and the skills to drive it are essential, and even then it’s safest to travel in convoy. So cool to finally see this place! #finkegorgenationalpark #4wdtouring #alicesprings #northernterritory, This place will forever intrigue me: 3000 palm trees in the middle of nowhere. Comment below! Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 46,000 hectares and includes Palm Valley. Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species, many that are rare and unique to the area, including the red cabbage palm ( Livistona mariae ), which gives the area its name. The ending is worth the effort! Amazing niche ecosystem in central Australia. ‍♂ Aunque al final no importa mucho si es por ver lugares como este! Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species many of … . It's Outback Traveller Wednesday where we feature your images. . Lace up your hiking boots and explore the park on foot via the network of trails. [6] There are around 3000 full grown palms and thousands of small seedlings sprinkled across the park which can get easily trampled by the visitors. There are good opportunities for bushwalking and bushcamping in the national park. Tell us, what unique travel experiences are you missing? ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ntaustralia #australia #northernterritory #darwintravel #topend #tourismtopend #nature #outback #mytopend #darwinnt #ausoutbacknt #outbackaustralia #travelphotography #northernterritoryaustralia #adventure #roadtrip #australia_shotz #wanderlust #ig_australia #ig_discover_australia #aussiephotos, Travel checklist: 4WD packed and ready to go ✅​ Perfect weather ✅ ​Epic destination ✅ ​Let's go! Finke Gorge National Park. Palm Valley has a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area, including the Red Cabbage Palm. A must see on your Central Australian adventure. ​ Are you 4WD track warrior or do prefer to stick to the sealed roads? Check out updated best hotels & restaurants near Finke Gorge National Park. or. Consulting Agency. The Central Australian Cabbage Palm is found only in Palm Valley and prolifically here. The park is 138 km (about 2 hours drive) west of Alice Springs and is west of and close to Hermannsburg.Here are some typical scenes from the park. The Park and […] Finke Gorge National Park is usually visited from Alice Springs, the Red Centre’s largest town and exploration hub, although there is camping in the Aboriginal settlement of Hermannsburg nearby. Finke Gorge National Park 2008 Photo Gallery. Air-conditioned 4WD Vehicle. If you don’t have one, join a tour group in Alice Springs. Finke Gorge National Park . Forgot account? Tourism NT does not endorse, certify or warrant the quality of the product and services offered by third parties or their agents. ​, Palm Valley, NT, Australia Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species many of which are rare and unique to the area, including the Red Cabbage Palm for which the Park is well known. Experienced, friendly tour guide. Not Now. Camping is permitted in designated areas, and there are signposted trails through the palms and up to the Kalarranga Lookout. Walk in a clockwise direction to follow the Mpaara dreaming story and take in the beautiful views of the surrounding sandstone formations on the way. Create New Account. . Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. last kilometer takes 15 minuts. Disabled access available, contact operator for details. The rewards are spectacular! Join a Can-am ATV tour through the Finke River with Finke River Adventures. Fink Gorge National park requires 4x4 to enter last kilometer is driving on boulders. It runs Can-am ATV tours through the Finke Gorge National Park heading to Palm Valley and beyond. Palm Valley Campground is located within the Finke Gorge National Park. Larapinta Drive, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, 0872, Australia. Finke Gorge National Park is located 138 kilometres west of Alice Springs within Australia’s Red Centre National Landscape. Explore Finke Gorge National Park holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. You must make your own decision about the reliability of the information and the suitability, condition and legality of the service or product on offer. Finke Gorge National Park is accessible only by four-wheel drive, but there are plenty of tours available from Alice Springs. . Bushman’s lunch. Angie se asusta y se pone brava todo el tiempo que pasamos por caminos 4WD difíciles No entiende de lo que es capaz el camión, aunque Mike explica cada vez que Juggernaut está diseñado para manejar y sobresalir en la mayoría de situaciones 4WD. #palmvalley seems to be the tour of choice at the moment possible because of the challenging #4wd ‘ing required to get to the end. .⁠ Come visit this beauty! The park is culturally significant to the Western Arrernte people and holds many important sites. Tourism NT provides product listings to facilitate tourism operators and consumers connecting and booking products or services directly with each other. Log In. Log In. In Palm Valley, the Arankaia Walk and the longer Mpulungkinya Walk meander among slender palms, returning across a scenic plateau. [9], In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate. Have you been to Palm Valley in the Red Centre? Some very special palms at Finke Gorge Finke Gorge national park is home to a unique species of palm which occurs nowhere else on earth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thealcallougbys, Palm Valley #redcentrent nt.now parksandwildlifent ntaustralia epud. The national park covers an area of 458 km2 (177 sq mi), and includes the impressive desert oasis Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. Hermannsburg Aboriginal Community. Create New Account. ¿Eres de los que le gustan las aventuras 4WD o prefieres apegarte a las carreteras selladas? . Please talk with Rangers to obtain guidance and directions before heading down the Finke River. Real offroad 4WD Driving. Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 46,000 hectares which inlcudes Palm Valley. "⁠ Please check your email and click the link to confirm your subscription. To see this ancient gorge in the 'flesh' is mind blowing. In Palm Valley we got up later than we wanted and we knew we would be walking in the heat. Aim to visit during the cooler months of the year, roughly April through September. ​Palm Valley is located in Finke Gorge National Park, 150kms from Alice Springs, and the perfect destination to camp out and explore overnight! The Park attracts over 28,400 visitors each year and offers some of the finest remote four wheel drive and bush camping experiences in Central Australia. ​Selected by northerhq This is the only place in Central Australia that you can see the prolific Central Australian Cabbage Palm  A 4WD'ers haven, the track to get into the valley itself is a bit of an adventure! You can enquire with our team on how to jump on one by visiting our website linked in bio. Community Organization. The national park is noted for its ancient palms and Aboriginal cultural sites. Palm Valley - somewhere remote in the middle of Australia. #palmvalley #centralaustralia #exploremore #desertlife ntaustralia, Reflections at Cycad Gorge_Palm Valley Northern Territory..... a little Oasis in the Finke National Park. Sign up to receive the latest news, deals and travel information about the Northern Territory. .⁠ (No part of the park is accesible without a four wheel drive.) . You wont regret it! . . See more of Finke Gorge National Park on Facebook. . It takes about 2 hours to drive there.Take Larapinta Drive from Alice and then just west of Hermannsburg, across the Finke River, turn left.View Palm Valley – Finke Gorge National Park in a larger mapThe last 16km of road, more like track, follows the sandy bed of the Finke River and is limited to 4WD vehicles only.Heavy rains can cause this section of th… It brings shivers. Finke Gorge is a large park in central Australia. The Mpaara Walk introduces the mythology of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture. Its nearest relative is 1000 kilometres away at Lawn Hill in Queensland. Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 460km2,including the impressive Palm Valley. 20km corrugated road and another 5kms along the rockiest track we’ve driven was well worth our trip down to Palm Valley ✨ Finke Gorge National Park is located in the south of the Northern Territory, in the heart of the Red Center of Australia. More photos when we get home. A past guest sums up the experience for us...⁠ ​Tours from Alice Springs are available for those who might not have a 4WD. Where the rich red rock formations meet the blue skies of the Red Centre you will experience the beautirul Finke Gorge NP. . This place has it all. "The drive in from the tar road should ONLY be attempted in a serious 4WD. #palmvalley #palmvalleynt #cycadgorge #finkegorgenationalpark #visitnt #explorent #travelnt #visitnorthernterritory #explorenorthernterritory #tourismaustralia #tourismnt #tourismnorthernterritory #nttourism #northernterritory #travelphotography #seeaustralia #reflections #reflectionphotography. #finkegorgenationalpark to be featured! PALM VALLEY . The missing man told colleagues he wanted to travel to Palm Valley or Boggy Hole in the Finke Gorge National Park. The national park covers an area of 458 km (177 sq mi), and includes the impressive desert oasis Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. One tiny part of the park, Palm Valley, is relatively well known. : expedition.down.under #finkegorgenationalpark to be featured! The Boggy Hole Track is one of the NT’s best 4WD experiences. Bush walking is another common activity. ​Thanks for the share _aswewander  There are innumerable excellent picnicing spots and tracks for … [citation needed], Palm Valley, located in the national park, Protected area in the Northern Territory, Australia, Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, Protected areas of the Northern Territory, "Place Names Register Extract for "Finke Gorge National Park, "Terrestrial Protected Areas Detailed List in Northern Territory (2018)", "NT parks and reserves - Calendar Year Visitor Numbers", https://dtsc.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/249148/finke-gorge-national-park.pdf, https://nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/200037/finke-gorge-national-park-fact-sheet.pdf, "Finke Gorge National Park, Hermannsburg,(sic) NT, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 192)", List of national parks of the Northern Territory, List of protected areas of the Northern Territory, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Finke_Gorge_National_Park&oldid=995630503, Northern Territory places listed on the defunct Register of the National Estate, Use Australian English from September 2014, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 01:59. Outside those occasions, it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ​Selected by northerhq The riverbed is the main track in Finke Gorge National Park, and the park becomes impassable after heavy rain or when the Finke River is in flood. Covering an area of 46,000 hectares, the park was proclaimed as a flora and fauna reserve in the 1920s, then as a National Park in 1978. Thus the visitors are required to walk along the marked paths to avoid destroying the seedlings. .⁠ ​​Tag your favourite Finke pics . Finke Gorge is a national park in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1318 km south of Darwin. Spectacular Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 46,000 hectares and includes the impressive Palm Valley. Mr Shin had told them about his intentions to go camping on Thursday and Friday near Palm Valley or Boggy Hole in the Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs. This includes the Red Cabbage Palm (Livistona mariae) for which the Park is … Remote Finke Gorge National Park is home to ancient landscapes and Aboriginal cultural sites. The two best walks along the way are half a day above Boggy Hole and a full day into Circular Valley, cut out by the Finke River which has since changed it’s course. Finke Gorge National Park Four Wheel Driving - a 4WD route down the Finke River to Illamurta Springs and Watarrka National Park begins at Hermannsburg. There are 32 defined sites within the campground. Such an awesome place Happy Territory Day NT, hope you're channeling your fireworks withdrawals by getting out into nature. Finke Gorge National Park: 2020 Top Things to Do in Alice Springs. For experienced four-wheel drivers, the popular Finke four-wheel drive route is an adventurous drive down the Finke River to Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve and on to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). :saltysummits Halfway through our holiday. The main gorge features high red cliffs, stately river red gums, cool waterholes and a number of walks. .⁠ Finke Gorge National Park. Finke Gorge National Park Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 460 sq km, including the impressive Palm Valley. Access to the park is via rocky tracks that follow the sandy bed of the Finke River, terrain that should only be driven in a high-clearance four-wheel drive. Can-am ATVs are safe, comfortable and fully automatic, and you must hold a valid driver’s licence. ​​Tag your favourite Finke pics The Mpaara Walk introduces the mythology of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture. Simply beautiful... Top 10 swimming spots in the Northern Territory, 5 quirky Northern Territory events you didn't know existed, Kids on board: A Red Centre road trip for the family, Alice Springs & Surrounds 3 day itinerary, Nature's Way: Darwin to Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield, Red Centre Way: Alice Springs to Uluru & Kings Canyon, Red Centre Local’s Tips: Food and nightlife in Alice Springs, Top End Local’s Tips: Darwin to Katherine, Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites. . ​ [7] The Finke River is claimed to be one of the oldest catchments in the world,[6] with areas dating back 350 million years. The Park lies 138 km (about 2 hrs) west of Alice Springs. . Stayed at the Palm Valley campground for two nights whilst exploring the palm valley section of the national park. The sumptuous valley is rich with a diverse range of unique and rare plants that grow in this area. Angie gets scared and grumpy the whole time we go on rough 4WD tracks She doesn’t understand what the truck is capable of, even though Mike explains each time that Juggernaut is built to handle and excel in most 4WD situations. The Red Cabbage Palm is restricted to this area with a population of approximately 12,000 plants. Related Pages. #palmvalley #palmcove #palmtree #mazda #mazdabt50 #caravanningaustralia #northernterritory #nothernterritoryaustralia #finkegorgenationalpark #travelaustralia #explorenorthernterritory #caravanningaustralian #centralaustralia, Exploring the amazing palm valley! Kalaranga Lookout. Accessible only by four-wheel drive, it’s a handy 140km day trip from Alice Springs, or a great place to break your four-wheel drive trip to Uluru. ¡Se asusta porque siente que vamos a romper Juggernaut! This includes the Red Cabbage Palm for which the Park is well known. #aatkings #palmvalley⁠ Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 46,000 hectares, and includes the impressive Palm Valley. ​ Your Palm Valley 4WD Tour includes the following: Morning tea. #redcentrent #redcentre #ausoutback #outbackaustralia #nt #explorent #alicesprings #ntaustralia #palmvalley #finkegorgenationalpark #seeaustralia. Finke Gorge National Park Located some 140 km south west of Alice Springs and 20 km south of Hermannsburg is the Finke Gorge National Park. Discover the ancient landscapes of Finke Gorge National Park, an important wilderness reserve that protects one of the oldest rivers in the world. Clothing (Brand) Kal City Centre. Finke Gorge National Park Groves of rare red cabbage palms reaching tall towards the sun from the shady protection of the Finke Gorge’s red sandstone cliffs are a sight to be remembered from any visit to Palm Valley in the little-known Finke Gorge National Park. : mcnab68 or. Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. Finke Gorge National Park travelers' reviews, business hours, introduction, open hours. She feels scared because she feels we are going to break Juggernaut! No one's quite sure how the Palms got there but the mystery is all a part of its charm ✨, ☂☂☂ Who likes our latest fashion accessory? . #nationalpark #nature #finkegorgenationalpark #nt #ntaustralia #travelphotography #travelgram, Palm Valley is an incredibly remote and unique part of outback Australia, and we are missing our adventures here! 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