Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve - NT

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -24.34544 133.663818
DMS: 24º 20' 43.58" S 133º 39' 49.75" E
UTM: 53 J 7306876mN 364453mE
Altitude: 529.34m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


69.41kms SouthWest of Amoonguna - Driving 106 km (2 hours 23 mins)
75.71kms West of Santa Teresa - Driving 159 km (5 hours 5 mins)
100.37kms SouthEast of Hermannsburg - Driving 223 km (3 hours 38 mins)
165.3kms NorthWest of Finke (Aputula) - Driving 366 km (10 hours 5 mins)

Address & Contact

Hugh NT 0872
Phone: +618 8952 1013
Email: N/A
Web: https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/rainbow-valley-conservation-reserve


The Park is rich in Aboriginal associations. Found throughout the area, especially around the hills and ridges, are rock engravings or petroglyphs and paintings as well as grinding stones and stone tool chips.

Rainbow Valley has scenic sandstone bluffs and cliffs that are a photographer's delight.
These are most impressive in the soft light of the morning or afternoon around sunset.
At these times the sandstone bands change from ochre red to orange and purple.

Make sure you visit Mushroom Rock, an interesting sandstone formation, which has been carved by wind and rain over millions of years.

The turn-off to the Reserve is 75 km south from Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway. From here it is a 22 km stretch east, along an unsealed road which has some sandy patches. For this reason, access is recommended for 4WD vehicles only.
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Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 24/05:30am CST
Distance from Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve 65.28km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve 65.28km N
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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