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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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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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The last 22 kms is unsealed road, if it hasn't rained recently then it can be accessible via a 2WD. Bare in mind that it is a bumpy road though and there is a lot of dirt. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The last 22 kms is unsealed road, if it hasn't rained recently then it can be accessible via a 2WD. Bare in mind that it is a bumpy road though and there is a lot of dirt. However once you reach there, preferably in the afternoon you will be awed by how beautiful the natural area is. Great for relaxing... More 

Thank EJNS1Victor
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I visited here last week with a friend and had a memorable experience. The drive in can be dusty but wont be a problem in a 4x4. The camping spots each have a fire pit and although you cant collect fire wood within the park, there is plenty along the road. We had no one near us so we could... More 

Thank Dasboot_871
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is an amazing site especially during the colder months. The colours between the morning hours and early evening are fantastic. You can camp there and I would suggest you do to see the true colours and atmosphere of it. The dirt road is a bit rough but worth the drive. We will be back

1 Thank Coupeborgward
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83 reviews
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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.

2 Thank luisim72
Michigan City, Indiana
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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!

Thank Paul B
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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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 

1 Thank RemyWetzels
Hadera, Israel
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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

2 Thank YaEp
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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 

3 Thank boyce1105
Alice Springs
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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.

3 Thank John E
Alice Springs, Australia
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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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