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Address: West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
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On a day trip we traveled (as recommended from the friendly staff at G'Day Mate Caravan Park) out to Ormiston Gorge and then made our way back towards Alice Springs.Ormiston Gorge... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2013
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Gisborne, Australia
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Gisborne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

On a day trip we traveled (as recommended from the friendly staff at G'Day Mate Caravan Park) out to Ormiston Gorge and then made our way back towards Alice Springs.Ormiston Gorge (swimming hole) was beautiful, the Ochre Pits are amazing to see and a must is Elery Big Hole (swimming hole).Just a couple of place we managed to squeeze into... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Went to most of the Gaps located outside Alice Springs. I enjoyed taking pictures there. Take the time to take a short drive and see them. Very Very nice.

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Merseyside
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We did the tour with AA Kings who seem very efficient. It atarted early in the morning. Simpsons Gap was pretty and we saw rock wallabies and a number of wild birds. Standley Chasm was a pleasant woodland walk where we saw birds and a wild frog. We enjoyed the half day but some people would not think it worth... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Since it was a day trip we did five of the short hikes along the ranges. Weather was not extreme so the effort wasn't any where near arduous. During the short hikes you will see wildlife and notice the surrounds but only if you go at a quiet time.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Simpsons Gap is a beautiful spot to visit, although similar to much of the MacDonnell Ranges. A peaceful area with a nice waterhole.

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Warragul, Victoria
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Simpsons gap was a wonderful thing to see. The sweeping dry river bed when we visited was awesome. The short walk along the river to the gap which exposed a pool of clear water was great. This is close to Alice Springs only 12 km's out and well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Great to see this part of the world, away from the lights and pollution. Recommended for all to visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Hire a car and head out west from Alice Springs. You will not be disppointed. The scenery is wonderful and all the little walks to the waterholes are superb. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia.

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Worth to visit this place when you travelling from Kings Canyon to Alice spring through Merrinee Loop. You must spend at least 1 or 2 days around those area.

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Brisbane
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Did this tour with Emu Run Tours and really enjoyed the day. You get to see Standley Chasm, Simpsons Gap, the Ochre Pitts, and Ormiston Gorge. Its worth driving around to see these lovely sites and finishing with a swim at Ellery Creek Bighole. The tour provides lunch and morning and afternoon tea, and an airconditioned bus with a great... More 

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