West MacDonnell Ranges
$111concession ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018
Welcome to the West MacDonnell Ranges
View spectacular outback scenery and take photo opportunities as we travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites.
Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm & Glen Helen
Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and enjoy a fresh bushman’s lunch at Glen Helen Homestead.
Included Meals: Lunch
Ormiston Gorge & Ellery Creek
On our way back to Alice Springs we stop at Ormiston Gorge and then the afternoon at Ellery Creek - this waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!
Full Day Tour
Approximately 9.5 hours
Daily 7.45am, Alice Springs
(or earlier from selected hotels)
Alice Springs, 5.30pm approximately
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Bushman’s lunch (1)
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon snack
- Entry fee to Standley Chasm
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Swimming costume in warmer months
- Water bottle to hold 1 litre
- Jacket in cooler months
Low level of fitness required. There are uneven surfaces for the Standley Chasm walk.
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge on selected tours if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Please be outside your hotel 5 minutes prior to pick-up time
Find your hotel pick up time
350–300 million years ago a mountain-building event created the MacDonnell Ranges.
The ranges were named after Sir Richard MacDonnell (the Governor of South Australia at the time) by John McDouall Stuart, whose 1860 expedition reached them in April of that year.
The West MacDonnell National Park stretches 161 km due west of Alice Springs.
The MacDonnell Ranges were often depicted in the paintings of famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira.