Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley 1 Day 4WD Tour

Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley 1 Day 4WD Tour

12 to 14 hours Alice Springs, Australia

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Outback Elite Tours provides a unique, small group 4WD experience that takes you deep into the Red Centre’s beautiful and remote sand hill country, in comfort and style. You will discover the history of the early explorers, local Aboriginal culture, the iconic Simpson Desert and stunning landscapes and rock formations.

This tour will provide you with that feeling that you are getting away from it all, but we ensure you do it in comfort and style in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, with delicious cuisine on hand and our passionate and experienced guides.
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Stop At: Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, Maryvale Rd Old South Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

We will stop for a short walk where you will see ancient Aboriginal petroglyphs. After the walk we will have our morning tea

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Titjikala Store, Lot 28, Titjikala NT 0872, Australia

This is the chance to drive through the Aboriginal community of Titjikala and visit their beautiful art gallery. (depending on availability)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chamber's Pillar Historical Reserve, Hugh NT 0872, Australia

The amazing landmark at the very edge of the Simpsons Desert. Walk around it and admire it. We will have lunch and take a lot of pictures!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: 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

The drive on the gravel road and beautiful landscape will take us to this magnificent location. We will walk to mushroom rock and then admire the sunset meanwhile having an abundant aperitif!

Duration: 2 hours


  • snacks and fresh fruit during the walks
  • water all day
  • Morning tea - Continental style breakfast with coffee and tea, yogurt, cereals, homemade rock cakes
  • Lunch - gourmet lunch
  • Sunset aperitif - banquet of European cheeses, gourmet crackers, delicious cured meats and much more.
  • Accommodation Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Luxurious Air Conditioned 4WD Vehicle
  • Bottled water


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Bring your sunglasses, hat, fly-net, sunscreen
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers


15 Reviews

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Lyn G September 2020

Wow what a tour we had in August 2020 to Chambers Pillar and Rainbow valley for sunset. Thank you Filippo for arranging the most amazing day, great comfortable vehicles equipped with everything, breakfast, morning tea, beautiful fresh baked rock cakes, fruit juice and a superb BBQ steak, chicken, salad and fresh bread lunch, and those bananas WOW, scenery, weather, fabulous driver in Andrew Langford, his wealth of knowledge in flora, fauna, Aboriginal culture and geology was wonderful to listen to all day. The sunset at Rainbow Valley was just wonderful with our cheese platters and a bottle of Bubbly!!!! Both Filippo and Andrew set this up for us whilst we walked around Rainbow Valley and we shared a drink and nibbles whilst watching amazing colour changes for sunset. Long day but highly recommend the Outback Elite Tours to give you just a stunning day in the outback.

D5505NLantoniof August 2020

Me and my partner just had an awesome tour with Filippo yesterday! We wanted to get a 360 experience so we did a VIP package to go to Chambers Pillar and Rainbow valley,with a luxury Land Cruiser: top comfort even in the most extreme off road that we did! That was fun! The tour was awesome and never boring. Filippo got a very extensive knowledge of the local history and stories about this tour the whole time. It was pretty different from the tour I have been before, definitely higher quality: with Phil you definitely get more than what you pay for. The food was also excellent :there were 3 meals all included, different choices of breakfast with authentic Moka Coffee and handmade cookies, ending up with a marvelous aperitivo on the sunset! We truly reccomand this experience! It is so relaxing and awesome. Keep doing well, Filippo!

sweetstarneon October 2019

we did the 1 day rainbow valley and chamber pillars tour. we had chris as our tour guide and he was the best tour guide that we had. the 4wd was very comfortable and chris had no problems is doing what we wanted. chris was extremely knowledgeable about central australia (not just about what we saw on the tour). we enjoyed the rock cakes (thanks filippo!) and there was plenty of food for us to eat. we were promptly picked up at 6:55am and dropped back off around 7pm and we covered what was in the tour itinerary. the best thing about the tour is the fact that the drivers know the roads so well, so that the time at the various sites is maximised and travelling time between sites is minimised. as an example - a family who arrived at chambers pillars earlier than us and departed earlier than us arrived at rainbow valley at least half an hour after us, so they missed parts of the sunset. they also ended up leaving earlier than us and we got to see more of the sunset. based on my experience, i would go again, particularly if i could get chris as my tour guide. we could have done it ourselves, but it was much better to have a guide to do it, particularly if you are time poor (which is what we were). thanks very much outback elite tours and chris for such an amazing experience.

JaneBloggsTravel August 2019

We recently did two tours with Outback Elite – Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley, and Palm Valley. We couldn’t say enough about Filippo. We didn't quite know what to expect having booked Outback Elite for a tour to Chambers Pillar when another operator indicated he couldn’t do it. But what a day out. From the pre dawn start in a beautifully turned out vehicle, homemade baking with espresso, the barbecue salmon at lunch and prosecco and canapes at sunset. Filippo knows his stuff and how to really give you a special day out. And then at literally 11 hours’ notice he was able to turn on an amazing day out to Palm Valley. He paid attention to what we wanted to do, happy to take the time as we explored this amazing valley of relic red cabbage palms and strange shield shrimps. A great guide with a fantastic sense of humour and very attentive. We’d recommend any of his tours or contacting him for a private or VIP tour of this special part of the world.

CarollynnUtah July 2019

This is the best tour I have done while in Alice. Suzanne was our guide and she was fantastic, she was fun, personable and knowledgeable about the sites. This tour agency does it up right!! You are not just a group on a bus but a very small group so they can cater to you. The food was amazing!! All the little touches that made it great. She actually grilled salmon for lunch!! The transportation was upscale and comfortable.This is not to be missed!!

123LS June 2019

We were lucky to have Ryan as our guide. Very comfortable 4WD. Stopped for morning tea and we had a slow puncture easily sorted by Ryan despite being in a remote area. Off road driving was great definitely need someone who knows the area and terrain. Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley were amazing to mention just a few sights. Ryan is a font of knowledge. Had a fabulous day only saw a few other people all day. Exceeded expectations the outback is amazing. So glad we booked with Outback Elite highly recommend.

ralphnewman1 May 2019

Thank you for a memorable day out Philipo, we really appreciate your efforts and information. It was like travelling with a good friend. Prepared to be flexible, stop for us to take photos when something interesting came up, like a dingo, horses etc. Both of us in our mid 60's found the walks comfortable so not just a trip for young fit people. Sunset at rainbow valley with wine and eats was the most memorable part of the day for us. Thanks again Philipo.

GiuliaP2481 May 2019

I had a private tour with Filippo in Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Vally. Absolutely fantastic day driving through the sand dunes and dirt roads. The good thing about this company is they are running the tour even if they have 1 passenger! So Spoiled! You will get a morning breakfast, lunch cooked by your guide and canapes drinks and food during Rainbow Valley Sunset! It is worth it to visit and as not everyone is able to reach these destinations, make sure you contact Outback Elite Tours to book your trip!! Grazie Filippo!

Stephen D May 2019

Due to my wife's travel sickness, we did not get to Rainbow Valley but Chris more than compensated with other side trips and his informative and educational chats with us - a fund of knowledge. Food was excellent but the scenery and Aboriginal art probably top that for impact. Thoroughly recommend this tour - and Chris!

Cameron and Mic... S April 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley with Chris from Outback Elite. He was eager to share his vast knowledge on so many topics relating to the culture, geology and biology of the region. His experience over the rough unsealed road was also reassuring so we could to get quickly and safely to our destinations. The itinerary was very flexible and gave us plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.

geelongtown March 2019

I don’t have sufficient superlatives to describe the day we have just had. We went on the day trip to chambers pillar and rainbow valley. It was a positive experience from the moment Filippo took my booking, until Ryan dropped us back at our resort. Ryan is a treasure, knowledgeable and affable. He was such good company. There was plenty of food and drinks. It was a great way to spend a very hot day, as the majority of our time was spent in a comfy, cool 4WD! Thanks so much Outback Elite for a great day. Next time we are up this way we’ll do another! Now if we could just do something about the flies .... Ha ha

rovingeyex2 January 2019

Outback Elite came to the rescue when another company let us down at the last minute. We had an amazing day with Clare, who was both informative and friendly. Brian and Jane (UK)

marcoplato2016 September 2018

Everything about the tour was great - spectacular scenery, variety (natural landscapes plus Aboriginal culture plus early European history), comfortable car, delicious food, unhurried pace. But best of all was Chris the guide’s encyclopaedic knowledge, thought-provoking conversation, storytelling abilities, flexibility and humour. Highly recommended.

Sue T July 2018

Chris was a knowledgeable freindly guide giving us an amazing tour of the SE area of Alice. The journey was just as great as the final destinations. Learned so much.

philandfiona2018 July 2018

We spent the day with Filippo visiting Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley with a side visit to Rodringa. We can’t fault the day. Filippo brings a wonderful combination of Italian and outback Aussie charm to the tour. From his wife’s homemade buns, to the Italian coffee, and gourmet food across the day, and his knowledge of the local scene and the land, he handled every aspect of the day like it was a pleasure. Its not an inexpensive day but it is an immensely enjoyable one and we highly recommend it.
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