East Macs

One-Day East MacDonnell Ranges Tour 

The East and West MacDonnell Ranges stretch out for hundreds of kilometres on both sides of Alice Springs. The East MacDonnell Ranges, while not as well-known as the West MacDonnell Ranges, do provide beautiful scenery for bush walking, camping and four-wheel-driving. Get ready for your adventure in the wild!

About East MacDonnell National Park

Known as Tjoritja by the Traditional Owners, the East and West MacDonnell Ranges continues to have a deep significance for the local Arrernte Aboriginal culture. The East MacDonnell Ranges stretch for 150 km east of Alice Springs and are full of history and culture, although for some reasons, this side of the mountains is much quieter than the neighbour West MacDonnell Ranges.

The ‘East Macs’ – as local people call them – host significant Aboriginal rock art at places like Trephina and N’Dhala Gorge, historic gold mine sites like Artlunga and scenic hikes like Trephina Gorge and Corroboree Rock. You’ll be surprised at what the East Macs have to offer!

About the Tour

Start your day with a visit to Emily Gap followed by a visit to Coroboree Rock, an outstanding dark grey column of dolomite of great importance to the Aboriginal people of the region.

Take a stroll into the sandy creek bed of Trephina Gorge and stand in front of Australia’s largest Ghost Gum. Visit the Arltunga Goldfields and learn the history of this ancient ghost town where you can explore the old mines freely. Enjoy lunch at Hale River and stroll around the homestead built in the early 1900s.

Get ready for an adventure as you return to Alice Springs through the riverbeds & cattle stations via the legendary “Binns Track” on our luxury 4WD. Small groups, big adventures!

What you need to know…

  • Tours depart daily from Alice Springs, you will be picked up at your accommodation.
  • We recommend you wear closed shoes, a hat and sunscreen.
  • Morning tea and light lunch included.
  • In summer only, you can take a swim in oasis outback water holes.

Tours start from $255

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