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Standley Chasm

Standley Chasm – Angkerle Atwatye

Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a breathtaking marvel of Central Australia, where striking geological formations meet deep cultural significance.

Situated in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, it's nestled in a private flora and fauna reserve managed by the Local Arrernte Aboriginal people. This attraction is more than just a natural wonder; it's a testament to the enduring legacy of the Arrernte Aboriginal people.

Walking access to the dramatic 80m sheer rockface of the chasm is along a well-maintained trail (1.2km/15 minutes each way), following the natural creek bed with seating and interpretative signage.

Angkerle Atwatye “the Gap of Water” is a striking geological formation that has significant botanical, birdwatching & wildlife photography appeal. It’s an important cultural site for Arrernte people, and now provides a backdrop for authentic cross-cultural presentations, bush tucker tours, art workshop / tours.

Café: Indulge in freshly brewed barista coffees, homemade scones, delicious burgers, egg benny, and refreshing ice creams. Take advantage of free picnic tables, BBQ facilities, and convenient access to toilets.

• Group Catering: Arrange for group catering services, with ample coach parking available for hassle-free visits.

• Souvenir Shop: Browse through a selection of hand-painted Aboriginal crafts, including boomerangs, crafted onsite and offered at workshop prices.

• Campsites: Choose from various campsites tailored for walkers, groups, and RV travellers.

Opening times

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Entry cost

  • Indicative Prices tickets from $1.00 to $12.00
    Adult $12. Concession $10 (Seniors/Students/NT Residents). Alice Springs Locals $1 - only with ID. Overnight Camping + Multiple Access to Chasm $25.50 per person.
  • Child tickets from $5 to $7
    children included in Family ticket 2A +2C $30


  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Kiosk
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Lookouts
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Showers
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Free Wifi


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
  • COVID Safe
  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • Savannah Guides
  • Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation


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