West MacDonnell Ranges

West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : LOKAL-A7-A
From AUD $129.00
Highlights
  • John Flynn Memorial
  • Simpson's Gap
  • Angkerle (Standley Chasem)
  • Light Lunch

 

En Route

This morning you’re headed for the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. While driving through amazing outback scenery, your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks and share details of the region’s history and rich culture.

John Flynn Memorial

Founder of the Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland Mission, Reverend John Flynn made a significant contribution to the provision of critical services in the outback. One of many memorials across the Northern Territory in his honour, the John Flynn Memorial Historical Reserve located seven kilometres west of Alice Springs, is the site where he was laid to rest. Learn from your Driver Guide of his selfless vision to connect the outback community with essential services and Christianity.

Simpson’s Gap

First stop, the incredible Simpson’s Gap. Surrounded by towering cliffs, Simpson’s Gap is one of the best known destinations in the ranges and features a number of walking tracks. Walk through Simpson’s Gap to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for the elusive black-footed rock wallabies hiding among the rocks.

Angkerle (Standley Chasm)

Late morning you’ll arrive at Angkerle. Here you can take a walk along the stony watercourse and take in the rich plant and birdlife along the way.

Light Lunch

Before you leave the beautiful Angkerle, you’ll relax and enjoy a light lunch prepared by the local indigenous caterers. L


DEPARTS: Daily 7.30am from Alice Springs (earlier from your hotel)
RETURNS: 12.00 noon approximately

QUALITY INCLUSIONS

Experienced Driver Guides, comprehensive commentary & travel in an air-conditioned coach

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, camera & jacket in cooler months