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Standley Chasm tours from Alice Springs and return
to the West MacDonnell ranges in Australia

Sightseeing day tour to the West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs in Northern Territory Australia. The West Mac's are a mighty mountain range - their majesty takes most people by surprise. We travel along them all day - stopping at beautiful gorges and waterholes as we go. In the warmer months make sure you put your bathers in to enjoy a refreshing swim at Ormiston Gorge or Ellery Creek Bighole.

Ormiston Gorge tours from Alice Springs and return to the Western MacDonnell ranges in Australia.

See details here for a one day tour from Alice Springs and return to the West MacDonnells

See http://www.macdonnellranges.com/

Standley Chasm is under new management and on behalf of Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation. Beverley Peckham, a local Aboriginal woman and an extended family member of the Standley Chasm Traditional Owners, is the new General Manager. (last published report).

Standley Chasm (Angkerle) is Aboriginal Land and is part of the Iwupataka Land Trust and is bordered by the West MacDonnell National Park. A relatively short and easy drive from Alice Springs, Standley Chasm cuts through the tough quartzite to form a picturesque natural alleyway. Surging flood waters over thousands of years are responsible for this beautiful site, which is at its most impressive in the middle of a sunny day. As the light shifts across the cleft, visitors are treated to a magnificent display of colours and forms. The reliable trickle of water has ensured the survival of species from a time when Central Australia was a lusher place.

The chasm has a kiosk where lunch and drinks can be purchased. An entrance fee applies to the site and can be paid at the Kiosk. Several walks depart from this area.

The Larapinta Trail section 3 and 4 heads off to the west and the east. There is also the notable walk up into the Chasm. This is traditionally done around midday when the overhead sun lights up the chasm. Walking into the chasm in the morning or late afternoon can also be rewarded as wildlife are more active at these times. There is another short walk that heads up westwards from the back of the Kiosk. The walk climbs up a valley and finishes on a saddle with spectacular views of valleys, creeklines and mountains off to the west.

Key features:
The spectacular slot gorge
An abundance of walking trails
Bountiful plants and animals
A great kiosk.

Fitness Level:
Level 2 fitness  ©

Walks - Cat 1.5: Day tours to Standley Chasm are smaller hikes than the lenghty trek along the Larapinta trail.

Hikes up to 2-4 kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring.

Bring:

Booked and paid E-Ticket, Suggested: strong and comfortable non-slip walking shoes, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, camera & film.

What To Bring Dress in the Northern Territory is casual and comfortable. Winter nights (May to August) can be cold, so bring warm clothing. Days are sunny and warm.

Highlights: West MacDonnell Ranges highlishts include:
Simpsons Gap - Simpsons Gap travel information
Standley Chasm - Stanley Chasm travel information
Ochre Pits - Ochre Pits travel information
Ormiston Gorge - Ormiston Gorge travel information
Glen Helen and Glen Helen Gorge - Glen Helen travel information
Ellery Creek Big Hole - Ellery Creek Big Hole travel information
Stanley Chasm Walk - West MacDonnell ranges travel guide and tours courtesy of Northern Territory Tourism
Stanley Chasm - Courtesy of the PJB collection to Central Australia visit.
Stanley Chasm  - Courtesy of the PJB collection to Central Australia visit.
Stanley Chasm - Courtesy of the M Hutchinson collection to Central Australia visit.
Wallaby - - West MacDonnell ranges travel guide and tours courtesy of Northern Territory Tourism
Larapinta Trail Ormiston Gorge - West MacDonnell ranges travel guide and tours courtesy of Northern Territory Tourism
Macdonnell Ranges map | travel guide |tours courtesy of Northern Territory Tourism
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