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  2. Northern Territory
  3. Alice Springs
  4. MacDonnell Ranges

1-Day West MacDonnell Ranges Explorer from Alice Springs

Product ID: 121917
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Discover the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges in one day as you hike the picturesque Ormiston Gorge, relax at Ormiston Waterhole, visit the Ochre Pits and swim in Ellery Creek Big Hole. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch too.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up available from all central Alice Springs accommodation
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a 50% refund

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  • Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a day trip from Alice Springs
  • Marvel at the majestic Ormiston Gorge on a hike and relax at Ormiston Waterhole
  • Visit the Ochre Pits and swim at the picturesque Ellery Creek Big Hole
Full description
Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a day trip from Alice Springs. Marvel at Ormiston Gorge, hike the Ghost Gum Walk, visit the Ochre pits, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take a dip at Ellery Creek Big Hole. 

Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM when you depart Alice Springs and travel towards the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. The first stop is the spectacular Ormiston Gorge where you might spot lizards and can take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk, a 1.5-hour loop that takes in majestic views of the Gorge, before following the trail as it descends close to the gorge and along the rocky floor to Ormiston Waterhole.

Enjoy a BBQ lunch at Ormiston Gorge before heading on to the Ochre Pits. The Ochre Pits are a sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit. Your last stop of the day is Ellery Creek Big Hole. Enjoy a dip in one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Travel back to Alice Springs late in the afternoon, arriving around 17.30 PM.
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Transport in air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • BBQ lunch
  • Drinking water (please bring your own bottle)

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age
• Travel insurance is highly recommended
• Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
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Wayoutback Australian Safaris

Product ID: 121917