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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...more
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
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit this on the last day in Alice. We had done all the majors. One of the best rock formations to see. An easy walk and the scenery and colours of the rock are amazing. The rocks are fossilised but all differently....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank myrellar2016
Reviewed 9 February 2018

There are tables and seats undercover plus gas barbecues. Camping is permitted for a modest fee. The self guided walk in interesting, but the cooler months are recommended. It is about 100km from Alice Springs, so it easily a day trip.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Schony29
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is one of the treasures in the Northern Territory and well worth the visit. A little tricky getting in from the road on a dusty track, and although they recommend 4WD it really is not necessary. Just keep your speed down and take care....More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Sometimes there just aren't enough adjectives to describe the beauty of a place. I don't have adequate descriptions to portray how beautiful Rainbow Valley is so all I'll say is everyone needs to visit this place and see it for themselves....

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LynnieAus
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A great spot to do a quick picturesque look into the Australia outback scenery. Amazing colour. Dirt road in off the Stuart Highway for about 7-8km and a bit bumpy in spots, however quite an easy drive in an AWD. Well worth it for some...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Were a bit pressed for time to get in and out before sunset - but glad we made the effort. The unsealed road is decent in parts, and sheer washboard in others. I had a 4WD Rav, and it had rained the day before -...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank marky_markk
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Let me tell ya...the drive to Rainbow Valley was no joking business...at least for me. I totally took the big risk to come here. It's far far away and the road turning into the valley was all unsealed, corrugated, sandy and absolutely taxing. And it's...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

22km of dirt road to a beautiful spot! Highly recommend 4wd. This is a small, quiet nature preserve with no real services or running water. Campsites are available to "rent" on an honor system. We watched the sunset and took some great pics.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Dream612317
Reviewed 12 September 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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank EJNS1Victor
Reviewed 28 June 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,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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