From Alice Springs: West MacDonnell Ranges Half Day Trip

Activity provider: AAT Kings

From Alice Springs: West MacDonnell Ranges Half Day Trip

Activity provider: AAT Kings
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From US$ 66.03 per person

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Explore the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges with time to explore Alice Springs at your leisure in the afternoon. Visit Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm and learn about the Aboriginal significance of this sacred part of the Outback.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be waiting at the front of the hotel 10 minutes prior to departure
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the beautiful Simpsons Gap
  • Discover the incredible Standley Chasm
  • Enjoy morning tea in the Outback
Full description
The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary with their immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as you travel along through magnificent Outback Country, making stops at the many historic locations. Depart Alice Springs to explore The West Macs, stopping at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial, resting place of Reverend Flynn, founder of The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Next up, travel to Simpsons Gap, featuring towering cliffs and a permanent waterhole. The site is significant to the Arrernte people as the home of giant goanna ancestors. Take a walk to sport black-footed rock wallabies and take magnificent photos. Lastly, you will visit Standley Chasm. Traditionally known as Angkerle Atwatye, this is an important cultural place, sacred to womens’ dreaming in Aboriginal culture. Take a 0.75 mile (1.2km) walk to access the dramatic 262 foot (80 metre) tall rock-face. On the way there or back, note the unusual features of the natural landscape here, the unique micro climate in this valley has created some distinctive features, such as ancient Cycads and a myriad of rock types and pebbles that are thousands of years old, washed down from miles upstream. After your walk enjoy Morning Tea at local cafe. Then make your way back to Alice Springs where you will have the afternoon free to explore.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from selected Alice Springs hotels
  • Experienced local driver-guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Entry to Simpsons Gap
  • Entry to Standley Chasm
  • Morning tea
  • Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Onboard wifi
  • Onboard USB chargers
  • Food and drinks other than those mentioned
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Operates with a maximum of 20 people
  •  Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on this tour providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle
  • If traveling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated
  •  If traveling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure they can be accommodated
  •  Hat and sunscreen is recommended
  •  Comfortable loose clothes and shoes are recommended
  •  Umbrella or raincoat recommended on wet days
  •  Bring a refillable water bottle - water provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

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October 19, 2022

Amazing time exploring the west McDonald ranges! Our guide David was great and the area was definitely worth the hype.

October 13, 2022

September 6, 2022

Product ID: 289285