Wild flowers and spinifex grasses on red sand dunes near Alice Springs

Wallaby Gap

Wallaby Gap is a sandy creek bed shaded by walls of red rock in the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Named after its population of Black-footed Rock-wallabies, it is also located along Section 1 of the Larapinta Trail, a 231 kilometre walking track through the ranges of Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park.

The gap is also a rewarding place to sit and watch for birds - a temporary pool inside the gap commonly attracts White-plumed Honeyeaters, Zebra Finches, Pied Butcherbirds and Crested Pigeons. The deep, narrow passage was created by a small watercourse carving through the tough gneiss before draining into Roe Creek.

The campground is located about 300 metres south of Wallaby Gap, but camping is permitted only for walkers on the Larapinta Trail. Vehicle access is also for Larapinta Trail walkers only - a key is available for the locked gate from the Visitor Information Centre on Gregory Terrace in Alice Springs. Multi-day walker fees and camping fees apply. Multi-day trail use and campsites must be booked online before you arrive.

  • Information

    Opening times

    Open daily, 24 hours.

    Entry cost

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

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet

    Activities

    • Birdwatching
    • Camping
    • Walks
    • Hiking
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