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STEP THOUSANDS OF YEARS BACK IN TIME

Operates Tues & Fri from March to September

The Aboriginal people have been custodians of our land for centuries. This in-depth tour takes you back in time, explaining the stories behind ancient rock art and lifting the lid on life in one of the world’s harshest environments. 

View unique carved rock art and learn about bush medicine and bush tucker (food) as part of this intriguing one-day tour from Alice Springs. 

THE HIGHLIGHTS: 1 Day Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Learn about one of mankind’s most ancient cultures. 

You’ll take part in:

  • Guided walk at Wallace Rockhole Aboriginal Community*
  • Damper & kangaroo meat tasting
  • Dot painting workshop
  • Hermannsburg Heritage Precinct (the site of one of Australia’s oldest religious missions, used as a place of refuge during times of conflict in the late 1800s)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 1 Day Aboriginal Cultural Experience

  • Morning tea
  • Bushman’s lunch
  • Pick-up & drop-off from your Alice Springs accommodation
  • Experienced, friendly Alice Springs tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transport

 

TOUR ITINERARY: 1 Day Aboriginal Cultural Experience

7:45 am (approx)

Your guide will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation.

Travel in air-conditioned transport to Wallace Rockhole, taking in the West MacDonnell Ranges scenic beauty along the way. 

On arrival, you are taken on a guided Rockhole walk*, viewing unique carved rock art and learning about Tjukurpa, bush medicine and bush tucker (food).

After the Rockhole walk, sample some kangaroo meat and freshly baked damper for morning tea. You’ll then sit down and participate in a fascinating Aboriginal dot painting workshop, giving you insights into centuries-old Aboriginal art and cultural practices.

1 pm (approx)

Enjoy a fresh salad lunch with the group, then travel to Hermannsburg Heritage Precinct, the site of the first Aboriginal mission in the Northern Territory. 

See the historic Lutheran mission buildings and view internationally-acclaimed paintings at the Hermannsburg Watercolour Gallery.

5:30 pm

Return to your Alice Springs accommodation. 

*PLEASE NOTE: You must be sure-footed to take part in the Rockhole walk.

 

PRICING

Prices for this unmissable one-day tour from Alice Springs start at $175AUD for adults and $135AUD for children under 15.

Tickets for Emu Run Experience’s Aboriginal Cultural Experience sell fast. Claim your spot today to avoid disappointment. 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 1 Day Aboriginal Cultural Experience

What are the departure and return times?

We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:45 am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30 pm. Tour operates on Tuesday and Friday.

 

Can I bring my family?

Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on this one-day cultural tour from Alice Springs. Children aged 2-15 are charged $135 per person. 

All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.

 

What should I bring on the tour?

  • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
  • Water bottle (capacity 1 litre)
  • Strong non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter).

 

How many people are on each tour?

We have a maximum of 20 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus.

 

How fit do I have to be to participate?

A medium level of fitness and sure-footedness is required to take part in the Rockhole walk, which takes at approximately 30 mins. You are welcome to wait for the group to return if you do not feel comfortable going on the walk. 

 

Conditions of Travel

By booking our tours, you confirm you have read and accepted our conditions of travel, including the terms, conditions and cancellation policy. 

Please click here for the conditions of travel and cancellation policy.