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18 Kilometres West of Alice Springs, Via Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The moon was out and the sun as well. We were walking on the path. There was another path with gravel. There were grey rocks and red rocks. We were walking in a beautiful place. What was unique is that there was a lake at...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simpson Gap is the first attraction on MacDonnell Ranges drive and located less than 20 min drive from Alice Springs and can be reached by any kind of vehicle (it is popular with cyclists – they have their special cycling rout through bushland and bikes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access by car and then easy walk to the Gap. Such a serene and peaceful place to sit and ponder and take some beautiful photos.No fees to pay.

Thank Kasbah102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short walkable hike to Simpson's gap. View the red rocks near Alice Springs. We hiked about 4 pm and were lucky to see a family of rock wallabys on the cliff side. They are dark gray and blend in with the rocks...More

Thank jcisler
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Simpsons Gap is about 20 km from Alice Springs, all on sealed roads so is quite accessible. At present there isn't much water in the waterhole at the gap, but the rock formations are impressive. Very easy to imagine the lizard dreaming on the eastern...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Came here for a quick sunrise visit. It was somewhere between -6 and -1 in July. If you are lucky you will get to see a Black-Footed Rock Wallaby that live there. On the drive back from the gap, we got a very nice photo...More

Thank Travel-future-ahoy
Reviewed 31 July 2018

About half an hour out of Alice with large parking area. Easily accessible with level pathways and information boards about the fauna and flora. Dry riverbed with water pool in centre of gorge. An interesting and picturesque place to stop at for an easy 1/2...More

Thank HROxon
Reviewed 31 July 2018

One of the easiest most accessible gorges so one of the most popular. It is also the closest to Alice Springs so often the only one tourist get out to. An easy 10 min walk from the car park. If you can only see one...More

Thank Jirrah
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The rocks on the lower slopes are home to a colony of black footed rock wallabies. You have to have a sharp eye and patience to see them, but in quiet moments they are surprisingly active. We saw at least 4. As with all waterholes,...More

Thank Bushwalker_13
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Recently visited with husband in a wheelchair and 14yr old son Great little accessible walk along the river ( dry bed in winter) Great sightseeing and animal spotting. Look for the rock wallabies in the right hand side sunning themselves in the late afternoon

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Michael W
18 July 2018|
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Response from gagesNo1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there is no bbq area at Simpson gap. A good toilet block.
8 September 2016|
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Response from Wendy O | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty flat & sandy so you should be right in your walking shoes, enjoy.
15 March 2016|
Response from AlbertSalichs | Reviewed this property |
Simpsons Gap is 25 km more or less far from your hotel, but I do not know if it is possible to go with a public transport, most probably there are taxis, but I do not know the price of these... The visit is very... More