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Ormiston Gorge and Pound

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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“warm shower” (3 reviews)
“ghost gums” (7 reviews)
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank CraigThomas79
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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

Thank chris_stewart37
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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

Thank Where2Next-01
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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

Thank Maria F
ParksandWildlifeNT, Tourism Development Officer at Ormiston Gorge and Pound, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 1 August 2017

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.

1  Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the walk of the ghost gums. Simply glorious! Fairly easy walk which keeps surprising at every turn.

1  Thank Bergzz
Reviewed 13 July 2017

One of, if not the most spectacular and picturesque gorge in the Ranges. A good range of walks for all levels of fitness.

Thank Warwick D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Well looked after campground with kiosk, toilet facilities were clean, showers hot when the sun is out 😊 The gorge walk not to be missed...

Thank Chris J
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29 May 2016|
Response from Stephen F | Reviewed this property |
sorry this reply is so late....need to check these more often. If you are not already here, I'd advise stopping overnight in Alice Springs then head out the following day....you don't want to be on these roads from dusk or... More
21 May 2016|
Response from JohMarianne |
Yes the roads are all sealed
19 May 2016|
Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean all the gorges in the national park? You can actually walk to most of the gorges and park the car at the parking. Ormiston gorge has a big parking. Many people also came with 2wd car, so no worries :)