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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
  • Morning Tea
  • Fresh Buffet Lunch
  • Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
  • Experienced, friendly tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Entry fee to Standley Chasm
  • 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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H.Mc wrote a review Nov 2020
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Our tour guide / driver Bluey is a walking encyclopaedia and shares his local knowledge in such an engaging way. Highly recommend 👍🏻
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from emurunexperience, Public Relations Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 16 Nov 2020
Hey heathermV6387ZX! We are pleased that you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for the recommendation :)
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Robyn wrote a review Oct 2020
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Found Emu Run tours after a lot of searching as most of the tour companies weren’t offering tours because of COVID-19 which was a bit frustrating. The tour was great and Bluey our guide and driver was very knowledgeable. Had a lovely lunch provided by the tour company. Plenty
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from emurunexperience, Public Relations Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Hi there Ruby251! Thank you for dropping us a review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to see you again soon :)
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Patrick S wrote a review Oct 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina17 contributions
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Just a fantastic excursion! Seeing the outback is something that I’d always wanted to do. No trips were available to Uluru while I was there so I booked this one instead. Bluey was extremely knowledgeable of the area and local lore. Definitely worth doing if you have a day to
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Response from emurunexperience, Public Relations Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Hi B1133HEpatricks! Glad you enjoyed your trip to the West Macs! We hope to see you again once we have the trips to Uluru opened :)
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Eleanor H wrote a review Sep 2020
24 contributions3 helpful votes
We were lucky to have Bluey as our guide for the day. There were only the 2 of us and another girl, so very private tour. Bluey showed us all the great places and had an unbounding depth of knowledge about the area, culture and the people. Loved hearing his stories and seeing
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Response from emurunexperience, Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review. Bluey is definitely one of our stars. He is always happy to share his knowledge with everyone. We are also very proud to have showcased the West MacDonnell Ranges with you. We hope to see you again soon. Stay safe!
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Darren H wrote a review Sep 2020
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If your in Alice with not much time to see things I highly recommend this company. We did the West Mac one day tour and it was fantastic. Our driver " Bluey" is a credit to their company. He gives you all the history of the ranges and you can see he enjoys his job. The tour is
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from emurunexperience, Manager at West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
Responded 16 Sep 2020
Hey Darren! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. Bluey is definitely a star and has the gift that he is more than willing to share to as many people as he could. We would be more than happy to have you in one of our tours again. See you soon? Cheers!
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Key Details
  • MacDonnell Ranges, Simpsons Gap, and 7 more
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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