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| West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ellery Creek Big Hole Tours and Tickets
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All reviews water hole dirt road west macs national park nice place to visit beautiful trees real oasis shady spots quick dip natural place short walk from the car park gum trees easy walk picnic area the west macdonnell ranges red rocks worth a stop
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

Ellery Creek is the biggest of the water holes and is a lovely spot to visit. Some shade if you want to relax and soak up the rugged scenery and water hole. Water was freezing. It is only 2 kms of unsealed road. Would also...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Peter_Clare_50
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Depending on what your interests are, you can go on a short or a long hike, swim in the cool waters, or just sit down and have a picnic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DipankarTharinee
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Whilst water level down and despite very warm weather the water was very very cold. Easy walk to water from the car park, nice electric BBQ and picnic shelters

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank reg223
Reviewed 31 August 2019

This place is worth the visit to the West MacDonnell Range. It's an oasis in the middle of the desert. 1 hour and a half from Alice Spring.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ScarlettOtto
Reviewed 28 July 2019

This is probably my favourite stop along the West MacDonnell NP road....its an easy drive in to the car park then a short walk to the beach area. There wasnt alot of water but still plenty to see and some were swimming. Ive seen it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank malleegirl
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

How could one, not fall in love with this place. Just a short walk from the car park. You can camp nearby first in, first served basis. There are toilets here. Not much water here at present, but after some rain can be substantially more....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank markjj15
Reviewed 9 July 2019

A real oasis, so worth the stop, although the water was cold the rock formations and surrounds are a spectacular

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kylie G
Reviewed 2 June 2019

This is a popular location to picnic and swim. While water levels low following a long period of dry weather, still plenty of swimming space. Just beware that in May, with little sun on the waterhole, the water temperature was arctic in its feel. Most...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 9 May 2019

Saved the best for last, Ellery Creek Big Hole. Spectacular! There was a school excursion there and the children were paddling their canoes, they were camping there for the night. Aside from that the water was clean and looked inviting, though we have been told...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

Stopped by to see and consider a swim. But, the intense heat and sheer number of flies persuaded us against

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Janine G | Reviewed this property |
That seems like a lot of money for what is an hours drive? Not sure about hitchhiking, probably wouldn't recommend it. Wonder how much a taxi would charge?