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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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All reviews ormiston gorge alice springs walk up ghost gums water hole warm shower towering red cliffs iced coffee gum trees camp area birds eye view definitely worth the visit stayed longer easy track big boulders yummy homemade picnic facilities
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful surprise, this little water oasis in the middle of the red mountains. Lovely camping facilities. Plenty of parking. Closed shoes are best if you are going to do the walk to the Lookout. (Although there were some walking in open beach shoes)....More

Thank nickytravels2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ormiston Gorge is 8km turn off main road, 1.5-2h drive from Alice Springs. It is rightfully among the most beautiful and popular places in Ranges. It has a permanent 14m deep (at south end) waterhole for swimming just 500m from Campground. There are 3 walks:...More

Thank RSV_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a couple of hours here but it was worth every minute. Lunch in the picnic area near the carpark showed us the contrast between desert wilderness and the well watered gorge areas. The walk to the gorge via the lookout showed us...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We visited Ormiston Gorge as part of our trip to the West Macdonnell Ranges. The rich colours and natural beauty of the Gorge is a sight to behold as is the surrounding countryside. There are so many places to visit in the area that are...More

Thank traveller22015
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We did all the gorges & found this and Serpentine to be our favourites. There was a loop walk to a look out above gorge which had lots steps and rock negotiating once on river base but offrred some great views. All well set out...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Before we went down to the Gorge we could not walk past the aroma of coffee and sign saying chocolate and raspberry slice, Both got big ticks especially when told that the slice was made by the lovely gentleman taking our orders this morning

Thank LesleyandBarry
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is a must stop in the Rangers, really love it here. Great walks and beautiful scenery it certainly doesn’t disappoint:)

Thank Rowena W
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We dropped into Ormiston to pick up our food to continue onto our off track hike. It's a lovely place with good facilities for camping and picnicking. The cafe delivers up gorgeous homemade cakes. The Gorge is great.

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Such a lovely spot, so pretty, and the kisok also had beautiful food and coffee, was a great morning spent exploring then sit back with coffee and cake and admire the scenery and birds.

Thank maryridg23
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Yes, Ormiston is perhaps the most stunning of the Mac's gorges, but the pound hike is easily the best half day walk and gives you an even better experience of the gorge. If you're up for a 3 to 4 hour loop walk it takes...More

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LindaMaria2016
30 May 2016|
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Response from Stephen F | Reviewed this property |
sorry this reply is so late....need to check these more often. If you are not already here, I'd advise stopping overnight in Alice Springs then head out the following day....you don't want to be on these roads from dusk or... More
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neilgibbs4
21 May 2016|
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Yes the roads are all sealed
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neilgibbs4
19 May 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean all the gorges in the national park? You can actually walk to most of the gorges and park the car at the parking. Ormiston gorge has a big parking. Many people also came with 2wd car, so no worries :)
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