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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs

From US$98.04
Highlights
  • See multiple highlights of West MacDonnell National Park on a single tour
  • Hear commentary about the history and geology of the park
  • Pack light: enjoy a provided picnic lunch by a water hole and stops for tea
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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
US$98.04
Overview
Pack the highlights of the West MacDonnell Ranges into a single day tour from Alice Springs. With someone else driving, you can focus on the stunning scenery and listen to commentary. See Glen Helen, Ellery Creek, Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, and Simpsons Gap, with chances to swim and hike along the way (plus a camel-ride upgrade option). Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless trip.
What to Expect
After early morning pickup from your Alice Springs hotel in a climate-controlled vehicle, head for West MacDonnell National Park.

On your first walk at Simpsons Gap, stop at a natural rock amphitheater, home to the rare black-footed wallaby. Move on to Standley Chasm, where you’ll enjoy morning tea and a stroll under acacias, ghost gums, and cypress pines. At the Ochre Pits, visit a sacred ceremony site for the Arrernte people.

Next, head to Ormiston Gorge for a picnic lunch by the water hole before continuing on to the Mt. Sonder lookout, one of Central Australia’s highest points, for epic views and photo ops. Then, cool off with a swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole, and learn about the site’s geology from your guide.

The day’s last activity, available as an upgrade in October through March, is a camel ride during sunset. Relax on the ride back to your hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Unique tour in just one day

Most people staying in Alice Springs will only think about Uluru. Yet right outside your window and also your door are the Macdonnels ranges. This tour tskes you down the road that runs parallel with the West Macs. We stopped on several places and every...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A wonderful day out.

It’s such a shame that our tour guide Kara will be leaving the company soon as she made the day as great as possible. As for the sights, they’re all stunning and I thoroughly recommend booking to see these beautiful mountains, gorges and gaps. Lunch...More

1  Thank TheOExpress
Emu Run E, Public Relations Manager at Emu Run Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi TheOExpress, Appreciate the kind words and thank you for choosing to tour with us! Hope to see you again, soon. Cheers, Emu Run Experience

Reviewed 25 June 2018
West McDonnell Ranges

Definitely add this to your itinerary for a whole day’s tour. Bluey was our coach driver/ guide for the day and made it so interesting with an excellent full day’s commentary. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon are included in the price. Special Dietary needs are...More

1  Thank Margaret L
Emu Run E, Public Relations Manager at Emu Run Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Margaret L, We are glad that you enjoyed your tour. Appreciate the kind words and the recommendation - hope to see you again, soon! Cheers, Emu Run Experience

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges

We did the one day West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs and had an enjoyable day out. The places visited got better as the day went on which is always a good way to see things. Mark was a very informative and friendly guide/driver. Lunch...More

1  Thank jabitz
Emu Run E, Public Relations Manager at Emu Run Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Jabitz, We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour to the West MacDonnell Ranges. Appreciate the kind words and the great review. Hope to see you again, soon! Cheers, Emu Run Experience

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

Six different things on the tour to do and see. Nice morning tea and lunch. Excellent guide (tony). If in Alice do this tour - while slightly more economical if you do it yourself, the guide and his information and the effortless way you are...More

4  Thank Hart D
Emu Run E, Public Relations Manager at Emu Run Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi Hart D, Appreciate the kind words and the recommendation! Hope to see you again sometime! Cheers, Emu Run Experience

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khossack48
26 April 2018|
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Response from Laurence S |
There was a (very respectable) lunch provided. Also : morning tea break (biscuits included), plus afternoon snack consisting of cake + fresh fruit. Chilled water supplies were also carried during the trip and available from... More
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