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Tjoritja / Parco nazionale di West MacDonnell

Il Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park si estende per 161 km a ovest di Alice Springs.

Esplora e apprezza la bellezza paesaggistica e la storia della zona a piedi, nuota in una pozza d'acqua o pianta una tenda per un soggiorno più lungo.

Fai un tuffo nelle fredde acque di una delle pozze d'acqua permanenti del parco. Le pozze d'acqua più grandi includono Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge e Glen Helen Gorge.

Ci sono numerosi sentieri segnalati che vanno dal piacevole all'avventuroso. Il Larapinta Trail di 231 km si estende attraverso il parco e offre lunghe passeggiate notturne nel bush per camminatori in forma, esperti e ben preparati.

Il parco racchiude un paesaggio antico scolpito nel tempo dagli elementi climatici. È anche un rifugio per piante rare e minacciate e per la fauna selvatica, comprese specie di uccelli non comuni come il falco pellegrino.

Le caratteristiche del paesaggio sono significative per il popolo Arrernte, comprese le Ochre Pits che sono state a lungo una cava per importanti pigmenti ocra.

Ci sono molti posti dove accamparsi nel parco, con vari accessi e strutture. Le tariffe del campeggio si applicano in tutto il parco e le tariffe per escursionisti di più giorni si applicano al Larapinta Trail. L'uso dei sentieri e dei campeggi per più giorni deve essere prenotato online prima dell'arrivo. I visitatori notturni devono portare le proprie scorte d'acqua. Strutture commerciali sono disponibili al Glen Helen Lodge.

Cose da fare e da vedere presso Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges)

Costo d’ingresso

  • Indicative Prices biglietti da $10 a $60
    Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping and extended walk fees apply to all visitors.
  • Child biglietti da $5 a $30
    Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping and extended walk fees apply to all visitors.

Strutture

  • Barbeque
  • bar
  • Roulotte / camper Trailer / siti Camper / Campeggi
  • Parcheggio
  • Parcheggio pullman
  • Per famiglie
  • Visitor Center
  • Belvedere
  • Area PicNic
  • Bagno pubblico

Attività

  • Osservazione uccelli
  • Campeggio
  • Ciclismo
  • A quattro ruote di guida
  • Escursionismo
  • Scenic Drives
  • Nuoto
  • passeggiate

Accessibilità

Accesso disabili disponibili, l'operatore per informazioni contattare.

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Nelle vicinanze

Nelle vicinanze

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Can the West MacDonnell Ranges be done as a day trip?

The West Macs are a perfect day trip from Alice Springs. Try a drive to Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm and Ormiston Gorge, stopping at Glen Helen for lunch. Hermannsburg and the inner Mereenie Loop make another perfect short trip.

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Do I need any passes or permits to visit the West MacDonnell Ranges?

No permits are required in the West MacDonnell Ranges. A small number of attractions have an entry fee.

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How do I get around the West MacDonnell Ranges?

The West MacDonnell Ranges are famous for their wide-open beauty and stunning landscapes. You'll need your own car or to join a guided tour to get around. Some locations are only accessible via 4WD, so it's best to plan ahead. Another way to experience the West Macs is to hike a section of the 223km Larapinta Trail.

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How do I get to the West MacDonnell Ranges?

The West MacDonnell Ranges begin just outside of Alice Springs, and the major attractions range from 15 minutes to approximately 2 hours drive away. It's easy to make a day trip that takes in a range of natural gorges, waterholes and lunch spots. Hire a car to drive yourself, or take a tour from Alice Springs.

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How far are the West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs?

The start of Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park is only 15 minutes' drive from Alice Springs. Most of the attractions are no more than 3 hours' drive.

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What are the major attractions at the West MacDonnell Ranges?

The West MacDonnell Ranges are home to the towering red cliffs of Simpsons Gap, the sharp crevasses of Standley Chasm and the natural oasis which is Ormiston Gorge. Popular swimming spots are the waterholes at Ellery Creek and Glen Helen.

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What should I bring with me to the West MacDonnell Ranges?

Be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen, a first aid kit, comfortable walking shoes, and swimming gear to take a dip in the natural waterholes. Always be sure to carry plenty of drinking water with you. If hiking the Larapinta Trail, carry a satellite phone or personal locator beacon and ensure you let friends or park rangers know where you're going.

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When is the best time to visit the West MacDonnell Ranges?

The most popular time to visit is during the cooler months of April-September. The West Macs are open year-round, but take plenty of water in the summer months. If you're camping in winter, be sure to bring some warm clothing for the evenings.

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Where should I go next from the West MacDonnell Ranges?

From the West MacDonnell Ranges, continue west to Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon, south to Rainbow Valley or east back to Alice Springs. Further to the east lie the East MacDonnell Ranges, which are home to many interesting stops as well. To the south west lies Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.