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| West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was much less water than my previous visit, but that's what 8 months without rain does. Still beautiful, with wildflowers here and there. I love the changing colours of the rocks as the sun moves overhead. The water is extremely cold now, so don't...More

Thank SueLester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ellery Creek Big Hole is probably an hour's drive from Alice Springs, but the road is all sealed (apart from a short section to get into the carpark, which is unsealed, but all weather). The Big Hole is an impressive swimming hole, apparently extremely deep...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've made it out this far you can't drive past this gorgeous stop. About a 10 min walk from the car park it's a tranquil spot of pure Australian beauty. Some people were swimming in the freezing July water when we were there and...More

Thank Jirrah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of kids having fun in the water, Despite it being low and the temperature not quite 20degC, but the surrounds were pleasant to sit, have a packed lunch, or admire the rock formations. Well made track to the hole, but sandy around it.

Thank Bushwalker_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another amazing waterhole in the middle of nowhere. Not only is it an amazing place to see, but there is also a good basic campground only a short walking distance from carpark & the waterhole. Would be spectacular in summer for the kids to play...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing natural place. Easy stroll and then you come over bank and there it is. Majestic cliffs and an beautiful water hole. Must do!

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This permanent waterhole is just lovely. Spend time here looking at the red rocks and gum trees, and listening to the birds. The water is very cold in winter, so swim it if you dare.

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Stunning waterhole. Accessible by short, mostly paved path from carpark. We visited In July - still had (very cold) water - don't plan to swim unless brave. Great spot to soak up sun and sights - red rocks and white gumtrees make good photo opportunities....More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Really enjoyed visiting here. Just beautiful The sun really brings out the colors of the rocks and reflections in the water were great could spend hours here sensational photo opportunity. Its a must visit when visiting Alice springs.

Thank stephen b
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The biggest and a permanent waterhole in West MacDonnel National Park, Ellery Creek Big Hole was popular with locals (to swim during warmer times) and visitors too. Looked like tour groups stopped here so there were a lot more people compared to at Ormiston. Easy...More

Thank GabyVM
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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?