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What To Expect
Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the deep red cleft of Standley Chasm, the mystique of Ellery Creek Big Hole and the cultural significance of the Ochre Pits.
Visit Glen Helen Gorge. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a ploughmans lunch at Glen Helen before seeing the immense cliffs of quartzite at Simpsons Gap - a haven for a colony of black footed rock wallabies.
Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured West MacDonnells
Pass John Flynn Memorial at the foot of the Mt Gillen
The remains of the twin ghost gums painted by Albert Namatjira.
Continue to Standley Chasm - a striking deep red cleft that glows with reflected sunlight
Walk into the Chasm along the Angkerle Creek bed
Enjoy morning tea at Standley Chasm
Ellery Creek Big Hole - take a short walk along a creek bed to the cool waterhole below a steep rocky escarpment
Stop at the Orchre Pits
Visit Glen Helen Gorge - a semi permanent waterhole
Enjoy a ploughman's lunch with neer, wine or soft drink
Visit Ormiston Gorge and waterhole for a ploughman's lunch
Time to relax at the waterhole
A refreshing swim may be possible depending on the time of year
Make a stop at Simpsons Gap - rich ochre coloured rock walls rising from a sandy creek bed
Look for black footed Rock Wallabies along the rocky base
Look for eagles, kytes and falcons soaring in the thermal currents above the West MacDonnells
Entrance to Standley Chasm
Tips and gratuities
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