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MacDonnell Ranges

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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“simpsons gap” (46 reviews)
“ochre pits” (30 reviews)
West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Short drive from Alice Springs for a very nice afternoon. Easy walking, pretty scenery. Really enjoyed it. If fly season wear a net!

1  Thank Russell B
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Visited both the West and East Macs. In the west would recommend lunch at Glen Helen Resort and a visit to Hermannsberg. In the east Trephina Gorge is beautiful and if you are lucky enough to be there when it isn't dry it must be...More

1  Thank Shirley4815
Reviewed 18 May 2013

I fell in love with the West Macs coming in on the 4WD track from Kings Canyon. I like the way they are shaped like waves and the tops look like they are layers of rocks. The best way to see them is to rent...More

1  Thank marjie905
Reviewed 12 May 2013

The Ranges to the west travel from near Alice Springs west for about 150kms and are spectacular. These iclude the favorites Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (see about midday to allow sunlight directly over chasm) Serpentine Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge and Redbank Gorge. All unique in...More

1  Thank PhilK049
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We had a lovely day trip today to the west macdonnell ranges. We started at Simpsons gap where there is a lovely waterhole in the Gap. A short drive later we drove to Stanley chasm, more fabulous scenery and a great shady lawn spot for...More

2  Thank sandrapeter63
Reviewed 3 May 2013

On a day trip we traveled (as recommended from the friendly staff at G'Day Mate Caravan Park) out to Ormiston Gorge and then made our way back towards Alice Springs.Ormiston Gorge (swimming hole) was beautiful, the Ochre Pits are amazing to see and a must...More

Thank Doris771
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Went to most of the Gaps located outside Alice Springs. I enjoyed taking pictures there. Take the time to take a short drive and see them. Very Very nice.

1  Thank Nicholas F
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We did the tour with AA Kings who seem very efficient. It atarted early in the morning. Simpsons Gap was pretty and we saw rock wallabies and a number of wild birds. Standley Chasm was a pleasant woodland walk where we saw birds and a...More

1  Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Since it was a day trip we did five of the short hikes along the ranges. Weather was not extreme so the effort wasn't any where near arduous. During the short hikes you will see wildlife and notice the surrounds but only if you go...More

Thank ShaunSharon
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Simpsons Gap is a beautiful spot to visit, although similar to much of the MacDonnell Ranges. A peaceful area with a nice waterhole.

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
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