One Day Expeditions

Our tours are designed for individual small groups so we have the flexibility to cater for extended travel into remote regions, special requests or special interest travel.

All day tours include a delicious morning tea with percolated coffee, gourmet lunch, drinks, snacks, NT park fees, attraction entry fees

Contact John to discuss a custom itinerary today and create your own adventure.

Tjoritja / West Mac Donnell Ranges National Park

A trip to Central Australia really must include a visit to Tjoritja. These ancient ranges date back 300-350 million years. The gaps, gorges and chasms created where rainfall originating in the north has carved a path toward Lake Ayer. These shady spots often sheltering cool permanent waterholes offer a refuge from the normally dry surrounds.

We take you on a path to show you some of the most spectacular sites within the National Park. Some well know, other a bit of a local secret. Pack your swimmers and sense of adventure and we’ll cover the rest.

Private Luxury Charter
$1,550.00

Total price for two people, includes expert driver / guide, delicious morning tea & percolated coffee, gourmet lunch, drinks, snacks, NT Park permit fees, GST.

$1,550.00
Additional Person
$120.00
$120.00

Highlights:

Simpsons Gap

Standley Chasm

Ellery Creek Big Hole

The Ochre Pits

Ormiston Gorge

Mount Sonder Lookout

Ormiston Gorge
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Standley Chasm
Ochre Pits

Palm Valley / Ntaria (Hermannsburg)

Very different to the hard, edgy quartzite ranges surrounding Alice Springs (Mbantua), the sandstone James Ranges are softer in appearance. The Finke River, considered to be the oldest river course in the world following its original path. The rivers have cut a very impressing gorge through the ranges exposing rich, red cliffs. Often compared by guests to sites in Utah, there are a number of walking options within the park. The stand out is Palm Valley, famous for its ancient palms that have survived due to the permanent water that seeps from the sandstone cliffs.

We also visit the historic Hermannsburg Precinct in Ntaria, where Lutheran missionaries from Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills established a mission in 1877. With its rich history, it was also the birthplace of Albert Namatjira, one of Australia’s most famous painters, who forged a path not only for Aboriginal artists, but Aboriginal Rights in a similar way to Vincent Lingiari and Eddie Mabo.

Private Luxury Charter
$1,750.00

Total price for two people, includes expert driver / guide, delicious morning tea & percolated coffee, gourmet lunch, drinks, snacks, NT Park permit fees, GST.

$1,750.00
Additional Person
$120.00
$120.00

Highlights:

Finke Gorge National Park

Adventurous 4wd'ing

Palm Creek

Ancient Cabbage Palms and MacDonnell Cycads

Hermannsburg Historic Mission

Driving in the Finke River
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Palm Valley, Finke Gorge NP
Cabbage Palms in Palm Creek

East MacDonnell National Park

Lesser known than the ‘West Mac’s’, The East MacDonnell Ranges (‘East Mac’s’) are no less spectacular. The petroglyph’s in N’dhala Gorge are some of the best preserved examples in Central Australia, capturing many stories by their artists thousands of years ago. There is
also a rich European history. Gold was discovered shortly after the establishment of the Telegraph Station in 1871 at a place called Arltunga, which created a gold rush. Arltunga became Central Australia’s first township.

On the way back to Alice, we stop at one of the regions most beautiful gorges, Trephine Gorge, as well as Emily and Jessie gaps.

Private Luxury Charter
$1,550.00

Total price for two people, includes expert driver / guide, delicious morning tea & percolated coffee, gourmet lunch, drinks, snacks, NT Park permit fees, GST.

$1,550.00
Additional Person
$120.00
$120.00

Highlights:

N'dhala Gorge petroglyphs

Binns Track

Arltunga ghost town

Trephina Gorge

Australias largest Ghost Gum

Emily & Jessie Gaps

Managers Cottage, Arltunga Historic Reserve
N'dhala Gorge petroglyphs
Trephina Gorge
John Hayes Rockhole

Chambers Pillar / Rainbow Valley Sunset

This journey skirts us around the edge of the Simpson Desert, through some of the Australia's largest cattle stations. We drop in at the Ewaninga Rock Carvings where cultural life around a clay pan has left us with well preserved petroglyphs. It’s then on Titjikala to visit the art gallery.

We follow the normally dry Hugh River before getting to Chambers Pillar. It holds a very important creation story, and also acted as a navigational icon for explorers and travelers from as early as the late 1800’s. Some have left their marks on the sandstone pillar.

There is an option to extend the day tour to come home via Rainbow Valley, another striking sandstone feature that holds many of the local ochre colours. It is extremely striking at sunset as the cliff faces west, the colours illuminating as the sun lowers. We provide sunset drinks and canapes just to polish off this exceptional experience.

Private Luxury Charter
$1,850.00

Total price for two people, includes expert driver / guide, delicious morning tea & percolated coffee, gourmet lunch, drinks, snacks, NT Park permit fees, GST.

$1,850.00
Additional Person
$160.00
$160.00

Highlights:

Ewaninga Rock Carvings

Titjikala Art Centre

Hugh River

Chambers Pillar and Castle Rock

Rainbow Valley

Sunset Champaign & Canapes

Chambers Pillar
Rainbow Valley Canapes
Rainbow Valley wildflowers
Ewaninga Rock Carvings
Rainbow Valley