One day tour to West MacDonnell National Park
West MacDonnell National Park stretches 161km west of Alice Springs. The East and West MacDonnell Ranges stretch out for hundreds of kilometers on both sides of town. The mountain range contains many spectacular gaps and gorges and the entire landscape is alive with Dreamtime stories and living Aboriginal culture. Let the beauty of West MacDonnell National Park draw you in!
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About West MacDonnell National Park
Known as Tjoritja by the Traditional Owners, the East and West MacDonnell Ranges stretch out for hundreds of kilometers on both sides of Alice Springs. The range is a 644 km long series of mountains located in the centre of Australia, parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. During the day, the sunlight turns the scenery into a photographic masterpiece and at night the Milky Way is shinier than ever. The West MacDonnell National Park was established in 1984 to protect the numerous parks and reserves of the range, including internal residents inside the range.
To the east of Alice Springs you can find numerous sites important to the local Arrernte people, many of which contain examples of Aboriginal rock art. To the west is the Larapinta Trail a long distance bush walking trail of 223 km along the backbone of the range. Stunning scenery, scenic gorges, waterholes and gaps, all within a couple of hours’ drive from Alice Springs.
About the Tour
Spend an entire day wandering through incredible landscapes, enjoy a cuppa with our guides and learn more about the sacred meaning of the National Park. Get ready to marvel at the spectacular array of colours, from orange to purple with shades of maroons during the day until the ranges light up in brilliant reds at sunset when you’ll be returning to Alice Springs. You’ll be visiting jaw-dropping natural wonders shaped by time such as Ormiston Gorge, Simpsons Gap, Glen Helen Gorge, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Bighole and more, along with our experienced and friendly guides.
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
- Park fees included
Tours start from $132
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