Standley Chasm

West of Alice Springs is Standley Chasm (Angkerle), an incredible feat of nature that cuts through the quartzite rock of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The narrow gap, formed by rushing floodwaters over thousands of years, creates an alleyway through walls of rock that reach up to 80 metres in height.

Wander through the chasm and admire the vibrant contrast between the rugged red rock and lush green cycads which have survived in this environment thanks to a small but steady flow of water. If you’re lucky you might even spot some wallabies darting across the divide.