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Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

Amazing formations in the sandstone cliffs of the James Range take on rainbow colors in the early-morning and late-afternoon light. The colors have been caused by water dissolving the red iron in the sandstone, and further erosion has created dramatic rock faces and squared towers. To reach the reserve, turn left off the Stuart Highway 75 km (46 miles) south of Alice. The next 22 km (13 miles) are on a dirt track, requiring a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Sight Information


Stuart Hwy., Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870, Australia



Sight Details:

  • Free

Updated 01/15/2014


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