2 Nights Desert Palms and West Macs Tour

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  • 2 Nights at Desert Palms, Alice Springs
  • Emu Run West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

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Luxury accommodation paired with a full day in the West MacDonnell Ranges. This 2 night stay at Desert Palms provides you all the luxuries of a hotel including, balcony with views and a comfy bed to get you ready for your adventure into the West Macs with Emu Run. This tour provides you commentary about the history, Aboriginal Culture, wildlife and plants of the West MacDonnell Ranges and all its gaps, gorges and chasms.




Desert Palms Alice Springs

74 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT 0871

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Emu Run Experience

12 Power street, Alice Springs NT 0870 Australia

Awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 6 years, Emu Run Experience is based in Alice Springs and specialises in Uluru & Central Australian touring. Our friendly and enthusiastic, tour guides look forward to sharing their passion for the Outback with you.

Our professional tour guides love the outback and with a great sense of humour they'll give you a relaxed, yet exciting touring experience of the amazing Red Centre of Australia. Learn about local Aboriginal culture, see native wildlife, and marvel at the unique scenery of the beautiful Red Centre. Our tours are the best around and include all park entry fees, healthy snacks and meals. 

Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges. We tour through these amazing ranges all day and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the warmer months. Stops along the way include: Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen, Ellery Creek Big Hole (optional swim in warmer months), & Flynn Memorial. Tour includes accommodation pick-up and drop-off, fresh buffet lunch, entry to Standley Chasm, drive commentary, and air conditioned transportation.

Emu Run - West MacDonnell Ranges Tour recommences operation on February 1st, 2022.

Terms & conditions

1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour (07:45 to 17:30) Terms and Conditions:

We request that you please read over the following terms and conditions before booking one of our tours. Please ensure you have also read and understand the itinerary and requirements of the tour you are booking. By booking one of our tours you agree to the conditions of travel set out below:

All cancellations must be emailed to info@emurun.com.au
Emu Run will charge the following fees upon cancellation:
Day Tours & Transfers
• 3 or more days prior to departure – 100% refund on full cost of tour less a $50 cancellation fee
• Within 2 days of departure – 100% cancellation fee on full cost of tour

Camping Tours Overnight Tours & Packages
• 8 or more days prior to departure – 100% refund on full cost of tour/package less a $50 cancellation fee
• Within 7 days of departure – 100% cancellation fee on full cost of tour/package

The following applies to changes made to tour type or departure date of an existing booking:
- 8 days or more from departure – $50 admin fee as well as any difference in tour prices will apply
- Within 7 days of departure – full cancellation fees and the full cost of the new tour will apply

*Please note: if you fail to join a tour join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion no refund will be given.

Emu Run recommends that all travellers take out travel insurance to protect you from costs of illness injury and/or cancellation fees.

Each of our tours is run by a tour guide who will be in charge of making decisions relating to the safety and well-being of the group. Any passengers who do not comply with the tour guides decisions or act in a manner where they may interfere with the safety or well-being of others in the group may be asked to leave the tour. No refund will be given under these circumstances.

While on tour you will be visiting places where the dangers and challenges will be greater than those present in daily lives. There may be a higher degree of personal risk due to participation on the tour. You acknowledge and accept that your decision to travel on our tour is made in light of consideration of this and you are aware of the personal risks involved.

Please inform your tour guide if you have a complaint about your trip so that they have the opportunity to rectify the matter. If the matter is not resolved please contact us in writing after your tour.

By booking our tours you consent to us using images of you that are taken on tour for any advertising or promotional purposes. You grant us permission to use these images royalty free for publicity and promotional purposes worldwide.

We provide healthy quality meals on our tours. We are able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request: vegetarian gluten free or dairy free. If you have a food allergy (eg peanuts) please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.

For our camping tours the minimum age is 8 and for all other tours a minimum age of 2 applies. All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care. Any packages that include dorm accommodation are not available for children however we can create a suitable package for families upon request. We have no upper age limit on our tours although some trips can be physically demanding. For our camping tours a real spirit of adventure and a medium level of fitness is required as the tours are fast paced. It is important to note that Central Australia experiences extreme weather conditions during summer. Participation is required from passengers on our camping tours for things such as meal preparation and firewood collection (as requested by guide).

Emu Run Experience reserves the right to amend the itinerary of any of the tours and arrange alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. No refunds will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay curtailment or alteration of a trip resulting from any cause including severe weather conditions or mechanical failure. A minimum number of passengers is required to operate each tour. It may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer an alternative or full refund for that tour. We accept no responsibility for loss stolen or damaged property and recommend that all passengers take out adequate travel insurance. Emu Run will accept no responsibility for any injury illness or other such accident sustained whilst on tour. Any children travelling will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. All passengers must wear shoes at all times and be wearing hats and sunscreen.

Emu Run Experience reserves the right to update and/or alter the conditions of travel and fine print at any time. It is the agents and passengers responsibility to be familiar with the most up to date conditions of travel which are available on our website.


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