Beat the heat of the summer in the Outback and head to the West MacDonnell Ranges to discover what this incredible region has to offer. Explore unique waterholes and river systems against a backdrop of imposing mountain peaks while learning more about the natural history and local heritage of the Ranges.
Operates: Daily (April - October) / Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (November - March)
Adult from: $205
Child from: $104
Child prices are available for children aged 2 - 12 years. Sorry, we don't carry children under 2 years old on this tour.
The tour begins nice and early in Alice Springs. We’ll make our way along the MacDonnell Ranges to Simpsons Gap where we’ll stop to enjoy a walk and take in the stunning natural scenery. Here, you can take a stroll to a nearby waterhole and spot the native wildlife and impressive river red gums – keep your eyes peeled for black-footed rock wallabies.
We refuel with morning tea at Standley Chasm before we move on to Ormiston Gorge, a must-see in this region. The landscape here is defined by soaring cliffs and ancient rock formations, and you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the views from a designated lookout point. We have one more photo opportunity at the impressive Ochre Pits before we head for lunch.
Then it’s on to the historic Glen Helen Homestead where we’ll break for a yummy buffet lunch. Next up we’ll take you to Ellery Creek Big Hole, where you can take a refreshing dip in the deepest waterhole in Central Australia. Admire the unique sandy beach and landscape surrounding this secluded swimming spot before we make our way back to Alice Springs.
We’ll then make our way back through the ancient landscape of the outback back to Alice Springs where this Central Australian adventure, unfortunately, comes to an end.
*Please note: this tour can cater for only one dietary requirement per traveller. You can either request vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free. In case of any food allergies such as a peanut allergy, please add a note about this to your booking or contact our office 1300 661 225
|A Good Rest B and B||51 Dixon Rd, Alice Springs||07:35 AM|
|Alice Lodge||4 Mueller Street, Alice Springs||07:50 AM|
|Alice Motor Inn||27 Undoolya Road, East Side||07:50 AM|
|Alice Springs Tourist Park||70 Larapinta Dr, Araluen||08:10 AM|
|Alice on Todd||Cnr South Terrace and Strehlow St, The Gap||07:55 AM|
|Alice's Secret||6 Khalick Street, Alice Springs||07:50 AM|
|Blatherskite Park||Len Kittle Drive, Alice Springs||08:05 AM|
|Crown Plaza (Alice Springs)||93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs||08:00 AM|
|Desert Palms Resort||74 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs||08:00 AM|
|Diplomat||20 Gregory Terrace, Alice Springs||07:40 AM|
|Discovery Parks - NT||25 Palm Pl Ross, Ross||08:05 AM|
|DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs||82 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs||08:00 AM|
|Elkira Court Motel||65 Bath Street, Alice Springs||07:40 AM|
|G'Day Mate Caravan Park||23 Palm Circuit, Alice Springs||08:05 AM|
|Gap View||123 Gap Road, Alice Springs||07:55 AM|
|Heritage Caravan Park||40 Ragonesi Road, Alice Springs||08:05 AM|
|Jump Inn||4 Traeger Ave, The Gap||07:50 AM|
|Kathys Place||4 Cassia Ct, Alice Springs||07:50 AM|
|Mercure Inn Alice Springs||34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs||07:50 AM|
|Quest||10 South Terrace, Alice Springs||07:55 AM|
|Stay at Alice Springs||11 Leichardt Terrace, Alice Springs||07:40 AM|
|Swagman's Rest||67 - 69 Gap Road, The Gap||07:55 AM|
|Wintersun Caravan Park||Nth Stuart Hwy and Head St Alice S, Alice Springs||07:35 AM|
|YHA Alice Springs||26 Parsons St, Alice Springs||07:40 AM|