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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs

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A real "must visit" location

We drove out from Alice Springs and spent two nights at Glen Helen Gorge 'Resort'. Incredibly basic accommodation but really lovely people and plentiful food and drinks. And... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
Pru Q
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Not impressed dirty uninviting and staff unwelcoming will never return NOT A RESORT IN ANY WAY my animals go to better resorts while we are on holidays

Thank Glen K
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

We drove out from Alice Springs and spent two nights at Glen Helen Gorge 'Resort'. Incredibly basic accommodation but really lovely people and plentiful food and drinks. And the location? Exceptional. Glen Helen Gorge was stunning - so too Ormiston Gorge, Big Ellery Hole, Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits. They are all absolute MUST visit locations. So beautiful, peaceful and mind... More 

Thank Pru Q
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Ormiston Gorge is set in the Macdonnel mountains about 132KM or 1 ½ hours from Alice. The Gorge rock pool is really a large pond surrounded by coarse sand with the red rough mountain towering above, very beautiful and good for photos. We went mid-February which is the height of Summer with 40C heat so I did swim but felt... More 

Thank Banksideman
Nerang, Australia
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Wow - we had one amazing day driving from town out to Glen Helen (140klm) first thing in the morning then weaving our way back to town in and out of all of the gorges, chasms and water holes - we managed to do around 6 in one day doing 30 - 40 min walks at each and we were... More 

1 Thank GCPurple
Enmore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This string of gorges and waterholes is truly amazing. We had the most wonderful time here. We went to Simpson's Gap, Standley Chasm, Serpentine Gorge, Ormiston Gorge for lunch and Glen Helen Gorge. They were all extraordinary. I wish we had time for more. If I had one day in Alice Springs, I would head out here and see as... More 

1 Thank HealthyMama68
Leeds, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

West Mac Donnell Ranges for the day - we start off with a walk to Simpson's Gap, then it's on to Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole and finally Standley Chasm. They were all excellent but the distances between places here are immense. A real eye opener - I have never really heard of the west macs with not knowing... More 

1 Thank sally4holidays
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

There are no words that describe this beauty of this area from the mountain ranges to the water holes right down to the Ochre Pits. Like all of the region, the colourful curves and swirls of the ochre cliffs tell a story rich with tradition and geological history. I recommend this are to all Australian and visitors alike.

Thank Bruce H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

So many chasms & gorges & water holes & rock art & spiritual stories to wonder at & admire. Well worth a visit.

Thank Victorian_Visitor
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272 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Oddly Trip Advisor doesn't permit/provide for individual entries for 3 of the most spectacular attractions along the road from Glen Helen Gorge to Alice - we so be it - Serpentine Gorge provides the a good walk and a beautiful vista at the waterhole, Ellery Creek Big Hole the best swimming opportunity and the largest flock of backpackers camping nearby,... More 

3 Thank DTG59
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed at the resort over the weekend of the 4th of October and with our 2 small grand children we had a birthday meal and bash to remember. Beautiful food, wine and service was outstanding. The music provided by the very talented duo of Tim Rickards and Glen Morrison who were very entertaining guitarists on their own was supplemented... More 

Thank John R

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