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Address: The Turnoff Is 75 Km South From Alice Springs Along the Stuart Highway | Rainbow Valley Is Another 22km From the Turnoff on a Sandy Unsealed Road, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8952 1013
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Activities: Walking
Description: The main features of the Rainbow Valley area are the scenic sandstone...
The main features of the Rainbow Valley area are the scenic sandstone bluffs and cliffs. These free standing cliffs form part of the James Range, and are particularly attractive in the early morning and late afternoon when the rainbow-like rock bands are highlighted. Access is best in a 4WD vehicle due to sandy patches on the access road. Walks and camping available.
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nice track & nice views

We did the track to the rainbow valley. a 4WD vehicle is required but you do not need espacially knowhow about driving thete, basic skills are enough. once reached the valley a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Nürensdorf
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Nürensdorf
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We did the track to the rainbow valley. a 4WD vehicle is required but you do not need espacially knowhow about driving thete, basic skills are enough. once reached the valley a very beautiful scenery appear. reccomendet at sunset or sunrise to enjoy the coorfull voew.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is one of the must do things while you are here. There are fantastic colors. You won't regret going!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited May 21st, 2013 The colors during sunset are so amazing and brilliant, its unbelievable!!! The outback has a couple of beautiful landmarks, but this is a real gem. If you are near, you must really visit it! Please be aware, the about 22km gravel road from the highway is 4WD recommended (and necessary during/after rainfall), but with a normal... More 

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Hadera, Israel
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This small conservation area is set about 30km of dirt road off the main highway. Although 4wd recommended it was not a very hard drive with a 2wd. The view was great. The rock colors are amazing. We were there a couple of weeks after rain so the whole area was in bloom with small desert flowers

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

In terms of the outback, Rainbow Valley is only a hop skip and a jump away from Alice. It's about 40 mins along the road from Alice to the turn off. Then it's 20 kms along a dirt track but it is well worth the effort. We drove there in a SUV and it handled it comfortably. At times the... More 

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Alice Springs
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Went down to Rainbow Valley from Alice Springs ( 90km south) mid afternoon where we had a picnic dinner watching the sunset on the rock formations. Magic place with day walks and basic camping facilities.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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1,129 reviews 1,129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Rainbow valley has been upgraded over the years and is located about 100km from Alice Springs. From toilets, BBQ areas, road improvements and now almost accessible by 2wd (but still not recommended) it has always been a great place to camp. Ensure you bring all your requirements like; water, food and wood from outside the park for your fire/BBQ. To... More 

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The Netherlands
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92 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

These cliffs form belongs to a part of the James Range, and an super advice; If you can be here early morning or later afternoon, then they are particularly attractive when the rainbow-like rock bands are highlighted. The sandstone cliffs were caused by water long time ago , by the red iron of the sandstone layers was dissolved and drawn... More 

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Papunya
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202 reviews 202 reviews
129 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

a short drive down the stuart highway towards adelaide from alice springs and then a turn off and head about 40kms off the bitumen into rainbow valley. well worth the drive. camping grounds available. the rock is so nice even on a cloudy day it would be beautiful. late in the afternoon is good sun setting and the rock gets... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I spent a few hours with Ricky Orr of Rainbow Valley Cultural Tours and was mesmerized by his deep cultural connection and understanding of his homeland in Rainbow Valley. There were real rock art sites and he painted a picture of life in the area which stays with me long after leaving. The sunset was stunning. I also learnt about... More 

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