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Walk & Waterhole

A day trip from Alice Springs, seize the day, spend an extended amount of time at one of the most exquisite destinations in the West MacDonnell Ranges - Ormiston Gorge.

Easy to Medium walks across semi-arid country, 5 minutes to 3.5 hours. Easy walks – flat, compact dirt paths. Medium walks – dirt paths, sandy creek bed, up/down hill and or scrambling over rocks. Soaring orange cliffs hang high above a once raging watercourse that left behind a lazy waterhole. There are boulders to lie upon like a lazy lizard in the hot sun after a swim (warmer months). Walk, swim, explore nature, relax, contemplate, dream. If inclined, a visit to beautiful Glen Helen on the salty sands of the ancient and wet Finke River, abreast the majestic Mt Sonder is not out of the question. But a 10 minute drive from Ormiston Gorge. Bring your own snacks and lunch or eat at the quaint Ormiston Gorge Cafe.
Includes: West MacDonnell Ranges; Ormiston Pound 3-4 hour loop, Medium; Ghost Gum 1.5 hour loop, Medium; Ghost Gum Lookout 30 min return, Medium;
Waterhole 10 min return, Easy WC accessible;
Swim in Ormiston Gorge (warmer months).


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