Tour ID: 10006977

Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges. We tour through these amazing ranges all day and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the warmer months.

You will be collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation at 7.45am.

Spectacular outback scenery and photo opportunities as we travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites.

Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge for lunch. Our next stop is at Glen Helen, then on our way back to Alice Springs we stop for afternoon time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display. These mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return trip to Alice Springs.

To finish off the day in thorough outback style, why not take in an optional sunset camel ride, offering sweeping views across the MacDonnell Ranges (approx $70/person - available Oct-Mar)

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • Morning tea
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon snacks
    • Accommodation Pick-up & Drop-off
    • Experienced Friendly Guide
    • Air Conditioned Vehicle
    • Entry Fee to Standley Chasm

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    Full day tour

  • Departure:

    7:45 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Approx 5:30pm

  • Departure points:

    Alice Springs

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:45am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30pm.

  • What to bring:

    Travel voucher, water bottle (capacity 1 litre), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide brimmed is best), flynet, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), swim wear & towel (during summer only).

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on tour. Those aged 2years up to 15 years receive a child rate.

  • Additional Information:

    All bookings must be confirmed a minimum of 72 hours before departure by email or phone.

  • Destinations:

    West MacDonnell Ranges and Glen Helen

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