My partner and I drove out from Alice Springs. There are a number of hikes to be done. We hiked into the gorge and came back via the riverbed. Lots of wildlife and it’s not a hard walk at all. There are some undulating surfaces...More
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A great experience- about 90mins drive from Alice Springs. We walked the Ghost Gum walk up to the beautiful lookout (30mins return) which had a few stairs but wasn't difficult. Sunscreen is a must! And the kiosk was a welcome surprise- excellent quality food with...More
Loved the walk though bit of a challenge on a very hot day. Great views from the top; lots of rocks to negotiate walking back along the river. For birders, saw dusky grass wrens on rocks near end of track
The atmosphere of this gorge and surrounds is breathtaking. From the rock walls to the lovely, but cold, water. We also hiked around the Ormiston Pound that is really worthwhile. Do not forget to walk up to the Ghost Gum lookout for a spectacle view....More
Ormiston Gorge is one of the many places in the Western MacDonnells that you MUST visit if you're in this area. It's surprising that 5 "Rivers" pass through the Alice Springs area and 3 have permanent surface water (the other rivers, as the locals say,...More
Hello Maria F, thank you for your review of Ormiston Gorge in the West MacDonnell National Park. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Ormiston. For any future visitors to Ormiston Gorge, it takes approximately 1.5hrs to get there from Alice Springs.
West MacDonnell National Park. After a beautiful day visiting many Spectacular gorges our last stop was Ormiston Gorge, easy and not so easy walks, a near permanent waterhole to cool off and ideal for Swimming. Then into the Kiosk to be greeted by the very...More
We camped here for 3 nights and walked for 3 days, and loved every moment of it. Good café at the day visitor area, and fabulous gorge, better than most around this area. Walk around the Ormiston Pound is spectacular.
One of, if not the most spectacular and picturesque gorge in the Ranges. A good range of walks for all levels of fitness.