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Rainbow Valley

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
+61 8 8952 1013
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Amazing outback scenery

A great spot to do a quick picturesque look into the Australia outback scenery. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Adrian B
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Brisbane, Australia
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Don't miss this fantastic site

Were a bit pressed for time to get in and out before sunset - but glad we made the effort. The... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
marky_markk
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Utah
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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 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 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 10 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

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

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

1  Thank Poikime
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Reviewed 29 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.

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Reviewed 13 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

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

Thank Dasboot_871
Reviewed 9 June 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...More

1  Thank coupeborgward
Reviewed 12 February 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...More

2  Thank luisim72
Reviewed 27 December 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
Reviewed 15 October 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...More

2  Thank RemyWetzels
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