Places to visit in West MacDonnell National Park

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Places to Visit in West MacDonnell National Park

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  • Michelle R
    Engadine, Australia259 contributions
    We visited the ranges in June this year in middle of a cold snap so too cold to swim in any of the amazing gorges and waterholes but we spent a whole day from dusk to dawn driving along and stopping off at all the beautiful gorges etc. A must when in Alice Springs.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • D P
    Wellington, New Zealand6,530 contributions
    What a beautiful place to spend some time. Go for a long walk- assuming the rivers not flooded like it was for us to do the full circuit. However the shorter version just up and around the river bend before scaling a rocky face to walk along to see the lookout was a wonderful way to see the Gorge.
    Best time is early in the morning to avoid the heat and also to see the still waters and photograph them before everyone else surfaces!!
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • Aussie_2012
    Melbourne, Australia730 contributions
    A very popular location in the West MacDonnell range. Be prepared to see many tourists here. There is a entry fee to enter this location (the only one in the area) but despite the need to pay it hasn't deterred the crowds. The walk to the chasm itself is not a smooth trail so not wheel chair accessible and watch your steps along the way from tree roots and rocks as hazards. The chasm is amazing to see but don't expect to have a postcard shot with no people as there are crowds aplenty. Best time for the sunlight hitting the chasm walls is around lunchtime but unfortunately it is also the busiest time for crowds.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • caddyandbellA
    Perth, Australia4,546 contributions
    Thought it was our first glimpse of Ayres Rock as we were driving in (stupid).Huge huge rock that you can see just before Curtin Springs.There is a lookout to stop and take photos.Impressive rock
    Written 5 August 2021
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  • Jonique Life
    Australia2,223 contributions
    Lovely gorge there were a few dead fish which is expected during this season! If you want to swim now you can but it will be very cold. The walk in is fairly easy with some rock hopping towards the end, easy to find just keep following the gorge until you get to water. It is unsealed all the way through, we didn’t drive in with our van. We left it in the Ormiston Campground.

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    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Michelle R
    Engadine, Australia259 contributions
    Absolutely stunning gorge. So picturesque and calming. Bit of a walk to get into the gorge but not a hard walk but at the end when you reach gorge it is so stunning and calming. Just sit on one of the rocks and just take it all in.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Janine P
    Red Deer, Canada2,473 contributions
    There is a new interpretive area and toilets before you set out to the gorge. Easy walk down over gravel and sand, and through high grass before coming out to the gorge. Maybe 10 minute walk. If you are willing, walk through the water for 15 min and you will see nature’s pipes. Creek side walk is beautiful as well.
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • TOMP19
    Australia198 contributions
    The Ochre Pits is s must visit while in Alice.
    The colours are absolutely gorgeous. Easy access & very short walk.
    Written 28 July 2020
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