Join us on an exclusive 6-day outback expedition to the heart of Australia. You’ll explore the Finke River system, which is dated 400–450 million years old and is arguably the world's oldest. It cuts through ancient mountain ranges creating spectacular gorges and refreshing permanent waterholes. The area holds a rich Aboriginal culture and breathtaking scenes that inspired watercolour artist Albert Namatjira to paint from his home base of Hermannsburg.
You will visit the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct where the Lutherans set up a mission in 1877. You will be guided through the site by a Traditional Owner of the area. A mission that operated for 150 years, a people that owned this country for millennia, foreign colonists under resourced and struggling in the harsh Australian outback, a history of frontier violence and sanctuary, years of drought and illness and heartbreak, enduring friendships and a community that continues to grow and evolve in response to the changes in the world around them; there are many stories to be told about Hermannsburg, some you will experience on this visit.
Arrive at any time today and make your way to the Mercure Hotel Alice Springs. No activities planned today.
Alice Springs to Finke River
Finke River to Rodna
Rodna to Palm Valley
Palm Valley to Alice Springs