Rainbow Valley – Overview & Things to See and Do
The valley’s main feature is sandstone bluffs and cliffs which, during the day leave you wondering about the claim that this is one of the highlights of a visit to the Centre. The reason becomes apparent in the early morning and late afternoon sun. The sun transforms the scenery as rainbow-like bands of colour are emitted off the sandstone.
The Reserve is also rich in Aboriginal carvings and ochre paintings, scattered artefacts and stone tools. There are unmarked walking tracks around the bluff and walks that lead to other areas in the James ranges. The area is fragile and sacred to Aboriginals so visitors are asked to be especially careful and diligent. Access to the reserve is via an unsealed road by 4WD because of some very sandy patches. Camping is permitted in designated areas and facilities include barbecue areas and pit toilets.