West MacDonnell Ranges and Desert Day Tour

West MacDonnell Ranges and Desert Day Tour

Explore the desert rivers, sand country and woodland habitats.

Tour Highlights

  • John Flynn Memorial
  • Simpson's Gap
  • Angkerle (Standley Chasem)
  • Light Lunch
  • Alice Springs Desert Park

Tour Info

Code AK-A7D
Style
  • Day Tour
Duration 10.5 Hours
Price From $0
Departures

Daily

Vehicle Bus
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 07:30 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 06.00 pm

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

Alice Springs Desert Park

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Central Australia's desert at the Alice Springs Desert Park, home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really experience the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. The Arrernte people, Traditional Owners of the park, are also on hand to share their local wisdom and knowledge. Before leaving the park, be sure to visit the Nocturnal House and Birds of Prey presentation.

Schedule

Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.

7.30amDepart Alice Springs

8.00amSimpsons Gap

9.30amStandley Chasm

11.45amAlice Springs Desert Park

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Inclusions

  • Light Lunch (1)
  • Drinking Water
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness requirement

  • Low level of fitness required. There are uneven surfaces for the Standley Chasm walk.