Tour ID: 10063446
Spend the day with Wayoutback exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the picturesque Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole. Visit the world heritage listed Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site and take an afternoon swim at the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole. Enjoy a BBQ lunch with your fellow travellers and relax in this truly amazing part of 'The Territory'.
Day 1 (Lunch)
Departing from Alice Springs at approximately 6.00 am, our adventure begins as we travel towards the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges.
Our first stop is Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the “Ghost Gum Walk”, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor and Ormiston Waterhole.
Enjoy a BBQ lunch at Ormiston Gorge.
Afterwards, we journey on to the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit still used to this day by the Traditional owners. See the natural ochres that have provided materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years.
Travelling on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the local Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata.
Late in the afternoon we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 5.30pm.
• Ormiston Gorge • Ghost Gum Walk • Ochre Pits • BBQ Lunch • Ellery Creek Big Hole
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, BBQ lunch, and drinking water (please provide your own bottle).
6:00 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
5.30 pm Alice Springs
Alice Springs accommodation Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun at 6.00am
Wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, swim wear, towel and camera.
Children 5 -15 years accepted.
Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
West MacDonnell Ranges
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