Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour. 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…
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Your guide will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation.
You’ll see spectacular outback scenery and have ample 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.
LUNCHTIME / EARLY AFTERNOON
Our next stop is at Glen Helen for a sit-down buffet lunch. On our way back to Alice Springs, we stop to spend 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!
LATE AFTERNOON / EVENING
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.
In the winter months, these mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return journey to Alice Springs.
You can expect to be back at your accommodation at approximately 5:30 pm.
Each day tour includes:
Fresh Buffet Lunch
Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
Experienced, friendly tour guide
Entry fee to Standley Chasm
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What are the departure and return times?
We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:45 am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30 pm.
Can I bring my family?
Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour and are charged at a child rate.
All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.
What should I bring on the tour?
Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
Strong, non-slip walking shoes
Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)
Travel pillow (we will be driving after nightfall)
Cash for purchasing dot painting directly from artists at sunset
How many people are on each tour?
We have a maximum of 36 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus.
How fit do I have to be?
There is a variety of short walks on this tour that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels.