Ellery Creek Big Hole
Ellery Creek Big Hole
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West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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mrc282
World7,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
just visit this one and forget the rest (omnistron gorge, glen helen gorge, etc).

ormistron gorge is so-so

glen helen gorge resort is closed so you cant access the property en route to the gorge itself, although there is a separate 15 min trail leading to it.
Written 12 August 2023
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Prue B
59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Spectacular to see
Peaceful
Easy to access from carpark
Hubby and kids had a dip - freezing but refreshing
Very good undercover picnic areas, bbq facilities
Written 31 May 2023
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Stacey H
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Smaller numbered camp sites but has 4 shared fire pits, electric BBQ & covered eating benches. Online booking a must! Toilet amenities (no showers). Easy hikes from camp site-though hiking poles recommended. Creek/Gorge is a refreshing swim. Bird life abundant as well as flies (fly net a must). No rubbish bins. Friendly Range visits daily.
Written 30 May 2023
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
What an absolute beautiful spot. Perfect for a picnic or a refreshing swim. The water is cold but not that bad, just don’t jump in as there are lots of underwater logs you could get caught on. Otherwise the water was clear and the scenery stunning.
Definitely one of my favourite billabongs
Written 11 November 2022
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Roadtripping Nanny
Newcastle, Australia466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A lovely drive west of Alice Springs, about 55 minutes, on a sealed road you’ll find a two km unsealed road in good condition, leading to the large car park, and toilets. A two minute walk finds you at one of the most beautiful places you’ll see. You can swim here, or sit and relax or just look at the stunning view. It’s definitely worth seeing !
Written 3 October 2022
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Nice place to visit on a warm afternoon - there are some birds hanging around the campground. Good place for a picnic.
Written 28 August 2022
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Absolutely beautiful place. Unfortunately we visited in a cold snap so too cold to swim but we just walked around the swimming hole and sat on the banks taking it all in.
Written 7 August 2022
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
From the car park it is only a few minutes walk to get to the waters edge of the big hole. Very beautiful setting with big rock walls and ghost gums. There is a lot of small rocks so be careful walking around. Bring your swimming gear as great spot for cooling down.
Written 10 July 2022
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Suzanne2303
Labrador, Australia966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
About 80km west of Alice Springs, down a short bumpy gravel off road is the picturesque permanent waterhole on Ellery Creek. It is cold and very deep and can be quite dangerous, but is a favourite place in summer.
There is a campground there, and walking trails. Toilets and showers and BBQ S are also available.
Written 26 June 2022
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Belinda E
Brisbane, Australia456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Nice, easy walk in to a big, beautiful water hole. There are toilets and a lovely grassy bank which is a wonderful place for a picnic or to read a book. The water is ice cold even when the weather is hot. My family all swam here and thoroughly enjoyed it although it was definitely on the chilly side (even on a 38 degree October day).

It got quite windy swimming up the end in the rock formations. Not sure if that was just the day we visited but that end was best suited for stronger swimmers when we were there.
Written 1 December 2021
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