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| West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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All reviews swimming hole national park watering hole paved path west macs rock formations are stunning lovely swimming natural place shady spots beautiful water gum trees nice place to visit the west macdonnell ranges drinking water refreshing swim picnic area red rocks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When doing the West Macs this is a must stop on the Day for sure. Camping is available but the main attraction is the water hole which is simply great. Very refreshing in the hot weather

Thank Q6480SEscottb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a probably our favourite spot of the day in the NP ! An easy dirt road access with a short stroll from the car park, we are pampered really !! You are greeted with a beautiful cool & large pond (read Hole) with...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a short walk from the parking to the water. Compared with Simpsons Gap (no swimming aloud there) this place is more beautiful with some sand on the shore and nice looking trees around, some flowers and we did saw Australasian Grebes. It is...More

Thank 341JanT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ellery Creek Big Hole is another spectacular swimming hole in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Easily accessed from the main road and just a short walk from the car park. Add this one to your list when visiting the West MacDonnell NP.

Thank Mewett_Family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great spot to visit if you want to chill and swim, water's always cold. nice sandy area to sit and have a picnic.

Thank Elle B
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A beautiful place to have a picnic, a slow walk around the country and a swim if that takes your fancy. Easy parking, picnic area, toilet facilities (basic), and an easy walk to the Big Hole. A must if you visit Alice Springs in my...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit, with a sandy ‘beach’ to sunbathe on and the water was beautiful, refreshing and cool after the warm drive. There were toilets and bbq areas for those that want to have lunch, although there were a fair few groups about...More

Thank seano1984
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this stop on the drive! A short walk to a picturesque waterhole which is worth a swim! Water is quite chilly, but great way to cool down!

Thank BrendanP23
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Just an hour drive from Alice Springs, this water hall is just a great breakfast stop (bring your own of course). Picnic facilities and shaded spots around the waterhole. Entry along a bit of gravel road but the road was good, seemed fine for 2...More

Thank nickytravels2014
Reviewed 4 October 2018

When living in the centre of Australia you are about 2000 kilometres from the nearest beach, so you have to make do. It might be a 100 kms drive from Alice Springs but when you are in a semi arid environment, the drive is worth...More

Thank William B
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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?