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MacDonnell Ranges

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Alice Springs towards Glen Helen Gorge. I wasn't sure if we would have time for the many side trips into MacDonnell Range. However once we got going, we found the signage all along the way regarding where to turn, distance to the...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 6 January 2018

What a beautiful scenic drive, I had to stop so many times to take more and more photos. I recommend everyone travelling through the centre to take a drive down Larapinta drive.

1  Thank Colin T
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Big nature understated and you can avoid the crowds (mostly) in summer. Great rock formations and gaps, Pound Walk is a highlight if you are not up for the full trail.

Thank Nick2960
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Larapinta Drive follows the Macdonnell Ranges giving you access to Simpson's Gap Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Big Hole and Redbank Gorge. The drive is easy and the ranges spectacular. The ranges used to be red from the ironstone dust but introduced grass...More

1  Thank SirRacket
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We booked this tour through AAT Kings but it was actually delivered by Emu Run Tours from Alice Springs. It was a well-structured, interesting and comfortably paced full-day tour. Kimberly was the tour guide and she was excellent as her enthusiasm showed that she enjoyed...More

Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was a great tour with a great guide, she was very helpful, and her knowledge was great, the food was very good, all in all we enjoyed this tour very much and would recommend it to anyone.beautiful ranges I loved this place.

Thank gogirl1warialda
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our guide today was Chris, and a lovely bloke he was too, a very knowledgable and all round good guy. Excellent value on this day tour, usually with a 'very easy' option if you find walking on rocky ground difficult. Good lunch at Glen Helen,...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We started at Ormiston Gorge and worked our way back to Alice stopping in at each walk. Particularly loved Ormiston, Standley Chasm (had to pay for this one) and Simpsons Gap.

Thank Leona J
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We did a day tour from Alice out through the Western MacDonnell's as far as Glenn Helen (132 Kms) and you can see Mt Sonder. Places we visited on the Tour were Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ormiston Gorge, Glenn Helen, The Orche Pits and Ellery...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Short on time and no car? Do this day trip from Alice Springs! Outstanding day tour with exceptional guide (Kimberley). Holy crap the West Mac's are simply stunning. Wish I had more time in each 'spot' but this tour gives you a tantalising taste of...More

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