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Full-Day East MacDonnell Ranges VIP Private Tour

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The East MacDonnell Ranges or East Macs as known by local Centralians are every bit as beautiful as their famous cousins, the West MacDonnell Ranges. The East MacDonnell Ranges are ancient formations that reveal geological formations, fossils, picturesque gorges, Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and early European mining adventures. Outback Elite Tours East Macs tour has a feeling of getting away from it all.

You will be on your own personalised tour of the East Macs when you join our unsurpassed, small group tour. A luxurious and air-conditioned 4WD will ensure your journey is in comfort and style, delicious cuisine will be served throughout the day and our experienced guide will share their passion and knowledge on this part of Central Australia, leaving you wanting to go on another adventure and discover more from this amazing region.

On this tour you can follow a set itinerary or customise this tour to suit your interests before departure.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

Trephina Gorge has a unique natural beauty and some of the best walks in Australia. Join our guide on a magnificent walk and discover superb and diverse scenery, wildlife and the Aboriginal and pastoral history of the region. The contrasting hues of the bright blue skies, red and purple quartzite rock formations, pale sandy creek beds, brilliant green foliage, and startling white tree trunks bring all the colours of Central Australia into vivid detail. This area is significant to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people and the Wallaby dreaming trail and was also once part of the Garden Station and the early settlement of Central Australia. After the walk, we enjoy a morning tea of home-made Italian buns, yoghurt, biscuits, fresh fruit, juice, teas and European-style brewed coffee in this beautiful setting.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Arltunga Historical Reserve, Northern Territory Australia

Central Australia experienced its first gold rush in the late 1800s at Arltunga, the boom town at the heart of it all. This wonderfully well-preserved ghost town, with restored police station, old gaol, and mine shafts allows visitors to get a glimpse into the Australia’s distant past and experience what life was like for these hardy prospectors of the Outback.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Corroboree Rock Conservation Area, Ross Highway 42km east of Alice Springs along the Ross Highway, East McDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

The mysterious Corroboree Rock is a sacred Aboriginal men’s site whose formation from salt lakes dates back more than 800 million years. Our guide will take you on an easy 15-minute stroll around this impressive dolomite rock structure where you will learn about its significance to both the local Arrernte Aboriginal people and geologists.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, Ross Highway, 10 kilometres east of Alice Springs. East MacDonnell Ranges, Hale, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Our last stop before returning to Alice Springs is Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. These picturesque gaps are of major spiritual significance to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people and are registered sacred sites that include sacred paintings. The origins of the Yeperenye (Caterpillar) dreaming story, which created the MacDonnell Ranges and many of the landform of this region, began here. An easy walk at Emily Gap takes us to a large rock painting depicting this ancient Aboriginal song line.

Duration: 45 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 8 year old is the minimum age to participate to this tour. Parents/tutors are fully responsible for their kids.
  • We do not cater for celiacs, you will need to bring your own food
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea - morning tea with fresh fruit, biscuits, etc
  • Lunch - picnic lunch
  • Bottled water - small water bottle with possibility to refill
  • Snacks - snacks and fresh fruit

  • everything not specified in the inclusions

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready 15 min before your pickup time

Departure Time
7:30 AM

9 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Outback Elite Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.