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Ormiston Gorge and Pound

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Address: West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
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Fabulous gorge

Bought a coffee at the kiosk and it was as good as they advertise it to be. The gorge was beautiful, it would be a great place to cool off in the warmer months

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a coffee at the kiosk and it was as good as they advertise it to be. The gorge was beautiful, it would be a great place to cool off in the warmer months

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Solothurn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen a lot in Australia but Ormiston Gorge is onenof the most impressive places I have been to! The steep walls on top of you when hiking and swimming theough the gorge are just overwhelming. The colours, the peace!! Absolutely amazing place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Ghost Gum Walk. The beautiful lake at the end is gorgeous, serene! surrounded by big red rocks, its so calm in there and the red reflection looks amazing! 2-3 leisurely easy walk offers some great views!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited Ormiston Gorge from Alice Springs in our own hire car. It is about 128km on bitumen road, but so lovely & peaceful. The gorge was pretty full of water, having had a wetter winter in Australia & we both ventured in for a swim in the cool water. Flocks of green budgies singing & parrots were readily seen,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Really nice campground with shower and toilets. The swimming hole was gorgeous and perfect after a hot day travelling. Wish we could have stayed longer as we didn't get out the water to do the walks we wanted to do....next time :)

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Drysdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The camping here is reasonable. There are flush toilets and showers. There is a restaurant, shop on site as well as plenty of parking for day visitors. The gorge itself and the Ghost Gum walk are lovely calm places to be. The Pound walk is not difficult until you have to wade thru the water at the end of the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this spot!! The ormiston gorge is absolutely stunning and you can't beat the iced coffee at the cafe. One of my favourite memories on my Australian adventure defintely had to be pulling up to the cafe at 430 pm, seeing the sign say "close" and me saying "oh man they closed, I guess I can't get that coffee" (which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ormiston Gorge is probably the most photographed area in the West MacDonnells and it is not to be missed. The geology of the Gorge is so interesting and a walk along the river is a must to see the wildflowers and the rock structure of the gorge.

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Alice Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Did the Ormiston Pound Walk with my Wife and two children (11,13) two days ago. We headed off in the recommended anti-clockwise direction at about 7.00am. We had a very leisurely stroll. Stopped numerous times to take shoes off and wade through water and for other breaks. Walked to the lookout off the track at about the half way mark... More 

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Hervey Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This gorge is an easily accesible and beautiful place to visit. We visited with 2 young children and even though the water was too cold for me its still a nice spot to stop for an hour or half a day.

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