West MacDonnells

Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge

  • Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured West MacDonnells
  • Pass John Flynn Memorial at the foot of the Mt Gillen
  • The remains of the twin ghost gums painted by Albert Namatjira.
  • Continue to Standley Chasm - a striking deep red cleft that glows with reflected sunlight
  • Walk into the Chasm along the Angkerle Creek bed
  • Enjoy morning tea at Standley Chasm
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole - take a short walk along a creek bed to the cool waterhole below a steep rocky escarpment
  • Stop at the Orchre Pits
  • Visit Glen Helen Gorge - a semi permanent waterhole
  • Enjoy a bushman's lunch
  • Visit Ormiston Gorge and waterhole
  • Time to relax at the waterhole
  • A refreshing swim may be possible depending on the time of year
  • Make a stop at Simpsons Gap - rich ochre coloured rock walls rising from a sandy creek bed
  • Look for black footed Rock Wallabies along the rocky base
  • Look for eagles, kytes and falcons soaring in the thermal currents above the West MacDonnells
  • Perhaps meet a local lizard

Includes

  • Entrance to Standley Chasm
  • Morning Tea
  • Ploughman´s Lunch with beer, wine or soft drink
  • Guided Walks

Excludes

  • Optional Gratuities

Please note

  • Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in walks.
  • Tour subject to operate based on minimum numbers.

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