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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs provided by Emu Run Experience - Day Tours

West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs

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Overview
Pack the highlights of the West MacDonnell Ranges into a single day tour from Alice Springs. With someone else driving, you can focus on the stunning scenery and listen to commentary. See Glen Helen, Ellery Creek, Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, and Simpsons Gap, with chances to swim and hike along the way (plus a camel-ride upgrade option). Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless trip.
Highlights
  • See multiple highlights of West MacDonnell National Park on a single tour
  • Hear commentary about the history and geology of the park
  • Pack light: enjoy a provided picnic lunch by a water hole and stops for tea
  • All entrance fees included in tour cost
What to Expect
After early morning pickup from your Alice Springs hotel in a climate-controlled vehicle, head for West MacDonnell National Park. On your first walk at Simpsons Gap, stop at a natural rock amphitheater, home to the rare black-footed wallaby. Move on to Standley Chasm, where you’ll enjoy morning tea and a stroll under acacias, ghost gums, and cypress pines. At the Ochre Pits, visit a sacred ceremony site for the Arrernte people. Next, head to Ormiston Gorge for a picnic lunch by the water hole before continuing on to the Mt. Sonder lookout, one of Central Australia’s highest points, for epic views and photo ops. Then, cool off with a swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole, and learn about the site’s geology from your guide. The day’s last activity, available as an upgrade in October through March, is a camel ride during sunset. Relax on the ride back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Entry/Admission - MacDonnell Ranges
Exclusions
  • Sunset camel ride (AU$70, payable direct)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Pyndan Camel Tracks Alice Springs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle and swimwear during the summer months
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 4 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 31 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Kristen1289 wrote a review Mar 2020
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa7 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked to do this tour but due to increasing restrictions from the government based on the Co-Vid19 situation, we cancelled it. The NT borders are closing and so we had to leave the state earlier than planned. Emu Run refused to give a refund, even though running tours where
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Sandie C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We went on this tour on 8th March 2020 , what a fantastic day, our tour guide Michael ( I think ) was fantastic it was great to meet people from all over the world, it was my mother’s first time in Alice Springs and this tour just topped it all of as a great couple of days thank
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Date of experience: March 2020
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tgimlin wrote a review Feb 2020
Kent, Washington24 contributions11 helpful votes
Visited several water holes in the McConnell Range. They were interesting but probably not worth spending an entire day. Swimming at the one hole was fun and refreshing. Heat (112F) and flies very bad. Couldn’t escape the flies even in the bus as they swarmed in every time the
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Response from emurunexperience, Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi tgimlin! Thanks for dropping a review. We do agree that flies are everywhere in the area that is why we highly recommend flynets and bug sprays. But thank you for your suggestion, we will be looking into this option. Cheers!
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ilovearmor wrote a review Feb 2020
Allyn, Washington47 contributions26 helpful votes
Bluey was our guide for our full day trip of the West MacDonell range. He was very knowledgeable of the area and of local history. Bus was comfortable. Trip included many stops and very short hikes to see beautiful views. Even included a swimming experience. Be sure to bring
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Response from emurunexperience, Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi ilovearmor! Happy to hear that you had a great time with Bluey. We have new tours coming and we really hope to see you again in one of those! Cheers
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Lyzzee1977 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia112 contributions13 helpful votes
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This tour was a last minute booking and we were all thrilled with the day. We are a family of two adults, a 13 year old and an 8 year old and this tour was fantastic for all of us. We saw some truly spectacular scenery and our guide was knowledgeable and engaging. There was
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Response from emurunexperience, Public Relations Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi Lyzzee, appreciate your review and thank you for the kind words. Glad you had a great time! See you back. Cheers
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Key Details
  • MacDonnell Ranges, Simpsons Gap, and 7 more
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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