Simpson’s Gap

Simpsons Gap is one of the most famous sights along the West MacDonnell Ranges. Set in the tranquil surrounds of a permanent waterhole shaded by towering cliffs and ghost gums, it’s a place you’ll never forget.

Water flows through a small gap in the ranges providing a sheltering haven for a range of native wildlife like the resident black footed rock wallabies which playfully hide among the rocks.

The traditional owners of the land, the Arrarnta people, have lived in the region for at least 30,000 years and regard Simpsons Gap (also known as Rungutjirpa) as the spiritual site of the Dreamtime stories of the giant goanna ancestors as well as the eagle and rock wallaby.

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