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Ormiston Gorge and Pound

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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“ormiston gorge” (44 reviews)
“alice springs” (21 reviews)
“walk up” (6 reviews)
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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"ormiston gorge"
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"alice springs"
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"walk up"
in 6 reviews
"water hole"
in 10 reviews
"ghost gums"
in 9 reviews
"warm shower"
in 3 reviews
"towering red cliffs"
in 3 reviews
"camp area"
in 2 reviews
"iced coffee"
in 5 reviews
"birds eye view"
in 2 reviews
"definitely worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"stayed longer"
in 2 reviews
"easy track"
in 2 reviews
"big boulders"
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"picnic facilities"
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"gas bbqs"
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"gum trees"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't have time for the longer walks so we went straight to the waterhole on a short paved path. Awesome view of the small pool surrounded by white sandy banks, high red rock walls and green gum trees. Walked around to the other end to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are colours and shadows and ghost gums and water reflections when put all together make for an outstanding landscape.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

There are quite a few scenic gorges around Alice Springs and Ormiston Gorge is certainly one of them. An easy pathed walk to the "pool" however there are other walks around the area for the fitter. Scenery around the area is spectacular - the red...More

1  Thank Warren M
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We have visited Ormiston Gorge several times and without doubt it is one of the best gorge in the Western Macs. The largest and most colourful of the the West Mac gorges, Ormiston boats excellent walking and impressive scenery, permanent water and sweeping views from...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Do the ghost gum walk first to get a birds-eye view. Take a picnic its a great spot to chill out....

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting gorge after gorge, I was getting sick of the same old views, then I happened on this place. Was my ideal outback view...red cliffs with a swimming hole beneath. Absolutely my favourite! Easy walk from car park to water, with wheelchair accessible path....More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a cool off, lovely little swim in stunning scenery. No fuss or hassle, a few other people and families enjoying the day Ideal journey break

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Waterhole is great but too many people visit so go very early. Pound Walk is spectacular but is best seen at sunrise. Incredible place, big nature at its best. The walk is challenging (it's a well-marked path) especially the last part through the gorge, as...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Nice place for a picnic and a swim. This place can get a bit crowded on weekends as it is a great place for families. For those who like to hike there are a number of trails.

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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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Response from JohMarianne |
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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