1 Day AAT Kings West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs

from $132
Visit beautiful places with spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife.
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​This morning you’re headed for the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. Your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks and share details of the region’s history and rich culture.

First stop is Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Take a walk along the stony watercourse, where spring-fed pools attract a great variety of wildlife and birds.

Next you’ll arrive at Ellery Creek Big Hole, a spectacular waterhole in the mighty Ellery Creek, which cuts through a gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Thousands of years of massive floods have carved out this beautiful waterhole and unlocked some amazing geology.

Ochre has been used all over the world for decoration and painting since pre-historic times. At this location you can see the natural ochres in the cliff face that have provided a source of materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years.

Ormiston Gorge offers all the spectacular geology and landforms of the Tjoritja/MacDonnell Ranges.

The rugged scenery of the gorge is complemented by a near-permanent waterhole, which attracts an interesting variety of native fauna and flora.

Enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch at Glen Helen Resort with time visit to Glen Helen Gorge. The permanent waterhole here is home to many species of animals, including a variety of water birds and fish. Surrounded by towering cliffs, incredible Simpsons Gap is one of the best known destinations in the ranges and features a number of walking tracks.

Walk through Simpsons Gap to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for the elusive black-footed rock wallabies hiding among the rocks. Enjoy the late afternoon sun reflecting on the MacDonnell Ranges as you return to Alice Springs.

Includes
  • Morning Tea
  • Bushman’s lunch
  • Afternoon snack
  • Entry to Standley Chasm
  • Experienced Tour Guide
Transport
Group Size: 50ppl max
  • Air conditioned coach
Schedule
Departures: Daily Departures

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (9.5 Hours)

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The below itinerary can change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Alice Springs
Alice Springs
8:00
Depart from Alice Springs.
West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
Enjoy beautiful and spectacular scenery at the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park.
Simpsons Gap
Simpsons Gap
Simpsons Gap is one of the best known destinations and features a number of walking tracks.
Standley Chasm
Standley Chasm
Talk a walk along the stony watercourse, where spring-fed pools attract a great variety of wildlife and birds.
Ochre Pits
Ochre Pits
At this location you can see the natural ochres in the cliff face.
Glen Helen
Glen Helen
Enjoy lunch at Glen Helen Resort and visit the Gorge, a permanent waterhole home to many species of animals.
Ormiston Gorge
Ormiston Gorge
Ormiston Gorge offers spectacular geology and landforms with rugged scenery.
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Arrive at Ellery Creek, a spectacular waterhole, with amazing geology.
West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display.
Alice Springs
Alice Springs
17:30
Return to Alice Springs.
Ticket Details Price
Adults Valid from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 $132.00
Adults Valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 $135.00
Concession Valid from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 $132.00
Concession Valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 $122.00
Children (2-15yrs) Valid from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 $99.00
Children (2-15yrs) Valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 $68.00