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West Macdonnell Ranges Full Day Tour Departs from Alice Springs

  • Alice Springs
  • English
  • 9.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Morning tea
  • 2. Lunch
  • 3. Entry fee to Standley Chasm.
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels
From AUD
$135.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Morning tea
  • 2. Lunch
  • 3. Entry fee to Standley Chasm.
  • 4. Experienced Driver Guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Alice Springs
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Eve (24 December), Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Year's Eve (31 December), New Year's Day (01 January)
● Departure Point: Alice Springs
● Departure Time^: 08:00
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives Alice Springs at approximately 17:30
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle to hold 1 litre, Snacks
● Swimmers & towel in warmer months (optional)
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info Low level of fitness required. There are uneven surfaces for the Standley Chasm walk

2 Overview

Today you’re headed for the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. Along the way your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks and share details of the region's history and rich culture. In this scenery-packed itinerary, visit iconic sights of Angkerle (Standley Chasm), Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston and Glen Helen Gorges and Simpsons Gap, and learn all about the use of ochre in ancient times at the Ochre Pits.

West Macdonnell Ranges Full Day Tour Departs from Alice Springs

 

West MacDonnell Ranges

Alice Springs is flanked to the east and west by the rugged and ancient MacDonnell Ranges which stretch for 644 kilometres either side of the town. Venture west of Alice Springs through the breathtaking desert terrain of the West MacDonnell Ranges and you'll discover how over time, erosion has created incredible gorges and gaps along the ranges that are just waiting to be explored.

Standley Chasm is just one of many spectacular places to visit along the West MacDonnell Ranges. The narrow chasm, formed by rushing floodwaters over thousands of years, cuts through quartzite rock to form a jagged walkway through the range. Wander through the chasm and as the light shifts across the divide, you’ll be treated to a magnificent display of colours like you've never seen before.

Further along experience the calming beauty of Simpsons Gap where water flows through a small gap in the ranges providing a sheltering haven for a range of flora and fauna. You'll see beautiful ghost gum trees surrounding a permanent waterhole and if you're lucky you'll spot the elusive black footed rock wallabies hiding among the rocks.

 

Highlights

  • The West MacDonnell Ranges stretch over 600 kms east and west of Alice Springs and feature some of the most iconic sights in the Northern Territory
  • Explore Simpsons Gap and walk through to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for black-footed rock wallabies
  • Take a walk along the stony watercourse at Angkerle (Standley Chasm), where you may see some bird and wildlife that inhabit the area
  • At the Ochre Pits, see natural ochres in the cliff face that have provided a source of materials for indigenous people for thousands of years
  • Enjoy a fresh bushman's lunch at Glen Helen Gorge, where the permanent waterhole is home to a variety of water birds and fish
  • At Ormiston Gorge, see spectacular geology and landforms reminiscent of the paintings of Albert Namatjira
  • See some amazing geology at Ellery Creek Big Hole, where thousands of years of massive floods have carved out a beautiful waterhole in Ellery Creek. Don't forget your swimmers in the warmer months
  • Return to Alice Springs with the late afternoon sun reflecting on the MacDonnell Ranges along the way

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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