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Standley Chasm Kiosk

1 Jay Creek Road | Hugh NT 0872, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 8 8956 7440
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- the jewel of the Arrernte/Central desert region,50kms west of Alice Springs off Larapinta drive, surrounded by MacDonnell Ranges National Park, Access via natural riverbed trail (1.2km/20min walk),natural growth rare cycads Macromesia Macdonelliae , protected by statute Spectacular 80m sheer face rock passage, optimum viewing time in Noon, direct sunlightKiosk Café - Fresh Ground Café, Scones, Icecreams, Meatpies, SodaGroup catering by bookings only Other menus -Grills /salad luncheon,TeasSouvenir shop & local Aboriginal crafts jewellery artefactsGood coach parking facilities – picnic tables/BBQBasic Facilities for Camping for walkers/groups
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“standley chasm” (91 reviews)
“entry fee” (18 reviews)
“alice springs” (34 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Jay Creek Road | Hugh NT 0872, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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+61 8 8956 7440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fine, not bad, but not that good. Coffee was pretty average. Rates much lower than Ormiston Gorge Cafe. Service was very friendly and good.

Thank dogsatthebeach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Standley Chasm is a natural wonder. Beauty and colours well worth the 800 metre walk. Great that a kiosk is located at the entrance.

Thank Richard-Canberra
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kiosk itself whilst in a nice place didn't serve anything special. Microwaved pies.. The chasm takes maybe 30 minutes to walk to - pretty impressive.

Thank Piotr K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great scenic walk, easy drive from Alice springs (half an hour or so) along a good road. Staff at kiosk were great. Obviously a busy day but gave us the spiel about it being a cultural important place with just enough information. Given the number...More

1  Thank gourmetswine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to be able to sit and enjoy scones and tea after a walk down to the chasm. The path is very easy to walk and it is lovely and shady almost the entire way. I really enjoyed this appt.

1  Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

So sad to see too many reviews bemoaning a $12 entry fee Wonderful experience Time to respect those who open their house for us

Thank Elle045
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

With so much else to see in the West Macs this one can be missed if you're short on time. $12 per adult entry is a lot when everything else is free. If you're only walking in and out of the gorge you'll be there...More

1  Thank bckpckrau
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The chasm is a short 1.2 km easy walk on a well maintained walking path from the lovely kiosk/ office. Try and get there at mid day with the sun overhead to give the best colours.

1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Of all the places we visited in the West MacDonnell ranges, this was the least impressive. It wasn't that there was anything wrong with it, but all the surrounding sights were superior with more to see and do, not to mention they're free and Standley...More

1  Thank Sian2305
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Standley_Chasm, Manager at Standley Chasm Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you for taking time to review on Tripadvisor. We're quite surprised & disappointed to hear you were "underwhelmed" by the natural beauty of the landscape at Standley Chasm ANGKERLE, this would be considered un-usual by the majority of our very satisfied visitors. We are...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

No doubting it’s a lovely place and it’s a picturesque and short walk in on a good path but $12pp save your money!Simpson’s Gap is closer to Alice Springs, free and in my opinion just as good if not better.

1  Thank Michele L
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sarahjaynehugill
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Sam O
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Standley Chasm ANGKERLE ATWATYE is a significant Aboriginal cultural site, operated commercially as a tourist enterprise by the local Arrernte Community. It is independently owned, NOT by NT Parks & Wildlife, and receives NO... More
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