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    Can you camp in the East MacDonnell Ranges?

    How do you get to the East MacDonnell Ranges?

    To get to the East MacDonnell Ranges, head south from Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway, through Heavitree Gap and continue onto the Ross Highway which is sealed and accessible via 2WD vehicles.


    What are the best things to see in the East MacDonnell Ranges?

    The Yeperenye, Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park is just 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs. Here you can picnic, watch native wildlife, or try the walking tracks. Anthewerrke (Emily Gap) features a large rock painting that portrays the Caterpillar Dreamtime story. Not far away is Corroboree Rock, a spectacular cluster of dolomite pillars that hold sacred importance to traditional owners.

    A further 30km along Ross Highway is Trephina Gorge Nature Park where you can explore its wide range of walks and other attractions such as camping, wildlife spotting and 4WD tracks. Continue down Ross Highway (110km from Alice Springs), to come to Arltunga Historical Reserve, officially Central Australia’s first ghost town.


    What’s special about the East MacDonnell Ranges?

    Although the East MacDonnell Ranges (‘East Macs’ to the locals) are less well-known than the West Macs, their splendour is equally as intriguing with many natural beauties such as Trephina Gorge, the ghost mining town of Arltunga and many camping spots, walking trails, geological formations, Aboriginal art and four-wheel-driving tracks.

    The Arrernte people (traditional owners of the Alice Springs area) tell a fascinating Dreamtime story about a caterpillar who became the ranges.


    When’s the best time to visit the East MacDonnell Ranges?

    As the Red Centre has four seasons (summer, autumn, winter and spring) you’ll find it warmer in summer from December to February and cold in winter from June to August. Autumn and spring generally bring warm days and cooler nights. For more weather information click here.


    Where are the East MacDonnell Ranges?

    The East MacDonnell Ranges stretch 150km east of Alice Springs, and it takes just 15 minutes to drive to Emily Gap.


    Where should I go next?

    The obvious place to explore would be Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges, home to attractions such as Simpsons Gap, the Ochre Pits, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen.