Usually dry riverbeds, vast craggy ochre red sandstone gaps and gorges and tranquil waterholes, make up the spectacular landforms of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The presence of ancient Aboriginal dreaming is always evident in the rugged clefts and chasms. Book this online today and enjoy a day in the West MacDonnells.
This West MacDonnell’s tour is one of a kind. You will be busy all day sightseeing and experiencing the true magic of the West MacDonnell’s. Enjoy the day with sightseeing and a great lunch.
Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured West MacDonnells
Pass John Flynn Memorial at the foot of the Mt Gillen
The remains of the twin ghost gums painted by Albert Namatjira.
Continue to Standley Chasm, a striking red cleft that glows with reflected sunlight
Walk into the Chasm along the Angkerle Creek bed
Enjoy morning tea at Standley Chasm
Ellery Creek Big Hole - take a short walk along a creek bed
Stop at the Orchre Pits
Visit Glen Helen Gorge, a semi permanent waterhole
Enjoy a ploughman's lunch with neer, wine or soft drink
Visit Ormiston Gorge and waterhole for a picnic lunch
Time to relax at the waterhole
A refreshing swim may be possible depending on the time of year
Make a stop at Simpsons Gap, rich ochre coloured rock walls
Look for black footed Rock Wallabies along the rocky base
Look for eagles, kytes and falcons soaring above the West MacDonnells
Perhaps even meet a local lizard
NOTE: Entrance to Standley Chasm, morning tea and ploughman's lunch with drink.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
This tour departs Alice Springs and visits west MacDonnells and returns to Alice Springs.
This tour departs daily. You will be picked up from your accommodation in time for a 8:00am departure. We will return you to your accommodation at 5:30pm.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The price quoted is for one person. Group bookings are welcome.
Child prices are applicable for children aged between 4-14 years. Adult fares apply to persons 15 years and over. Children 3 years and under are free if not occupying a seat (ie. must sit on parent's/carer's lap). If a seat is required, child fare applies.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in walks.
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