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Asante Sana, A cappella in the Gorge, Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia
A cappella in the Gorge, Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia
DSF Finale Ormiston Waterhole

A cappella in the Gorge and Ormiston Day Out

The festival-ending day is one for the 'bucket list’!

Set against this Majestic Central Australian backdrop, the Ormiston Day Out is the most anticipated annual event of the Desert Song Festival. ‘Music in the Park’ starts at 12.30pm. At 3.45pm the iconic ‘A cappella in the Gorge’ kicks off at the waterhole. You can even take a plunge in the icy waters as you take in the most sublime musical offerings presented by festival artists, musicians and choirs, including the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir and so much more.

Ormiston Gorge (Kwartatuma) is a 90-minute drive from Alice Springs. Car parking is limited, and car-pooling is recommended. Comfortable coach transport to ‘A cappella in the Gorge’ will enhance your pleasure when attending this event and. Event attendees are encouraged to take up this option.

The event is free ($5 suggested donation). Coach tickets can be purchased via the website, where more detailed event information is also provided.

Sunday 22 September 2024

Entry cost

Free entry


  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet


Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia) Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.


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