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MacDonnell Ranges

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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“simpsons gap” (50 reviews)
“ellery creek” (23 reviews)
“ochre pits” (37 reviews)
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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"glen helen gorge"
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"big hole"
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"first stop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled here with Emu Run,and it was one of those Wow! Look at that!!! trips. Whether it was Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm or the ochre pits every area was different and unique. Lots of easy walks, plus a range of camping sites. I have never...More

Thank Moira P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a tour with Emu from Alice Springs and I absolutely loved it. The scenery is breathtaking and a visit here makes a fantastic day trip from Alice Springs.

Thank TheOExpress
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are easily accessed from Alice Springs. Each of the West MacDonnell Ranges chasms and gorges has its own unique character and scenery. There is a range of camping sites throughout the West MacDonnell National Park. These sites...More

1  Thank Paddles55
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The West Macdonnells National Park harbours wonderful treasures. The Larapinta Track. Mt Sonder. The various gorges, in particular Rllery Creek Big Hole. Take your time to visit each spot and enjoy!

Thank Madshus
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Did this tour with Emu Run - beautiful gorges and great tour guide Bluey was full of information. Recommend to anyone.

Thank tobynevan
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

While staying 2 nights in Alice Springs as part of our Uluru self-drive trip from Adelaide, we allocated almost one whole day visiting West MacDonnell Ranges (Tjoritja National Park) and that was a highlight of our holiday, in addition to Uluru itself. Many people visiting...More

4  Thank GabyVM
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Spectacular water hole in the middle of the West MacDonnel Ranges. So beautiful and tranquil. A corner of paradise. At night you will be embraced by a million stars. Don't miss it.

Thank OnTheRoad150301
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful five days sitting by gorges, swimming, walking and relaxing. Magical time. Great sunny warm weather.

Thank maryhandweaver
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

There are so many interesting places to see and do in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Short drives off the main road take you to waterholes where you can swim during the hot season. Places like Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Gorge. Simpson's Gap is a very...More

5  Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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

4  Thank Suzanne C
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