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melbourne

We would like to do a day trip to the West McDonalds, but a little concerned about the walking component - husband's limit would be 30-40 minute easy walking time. Would he get to see all the highlights?

over a year ago Answer

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Sydney, Australia
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Also forgot to mention that the air-conditioned bus is extremely comfortable for travelling in as well!

over a year ago
Sydney, Australia
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This is a great trip for travellers of all ages & abilities as the walks are all relatively level and & your guide will take you as close as possible to the various scenic vistas. Lots more walking in the Palm Valley tour but I'm sure your husband will handle the West MacDonnell Ranges tour as the sights are simply stunning with very little effort to get there. As other travellers have indicated, lots of nice spots to stop & rest if the going gets tough but I really don't think you'll need to as everything is right there for you to ENJOY! Have fun!

over a year ago
Sydney, Australia
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Hi there,

My husband is not able to walk too far on uneven surfaces but he manged most of the walks. There were also seats available at times. You should go and enjoy yourselves. Even if he has trouble, there is no pressure to continue and plenty of places to sit and rest and the guides are wonderful and quite use to accomodating peoples varying needs.

over a year ago
Whistler, Canada
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The trip I took inluded the rock and several other stops along the way. Any walking was a personal choice and not by any means a requirement of the company. If you should choose to sit out and relax at any of the stops there are sitting areas for your comfort. I also walked Standley Chasm which was lovely and very easy. All trips are by choice for walking and there would be no need to stress over any perceived requirements to keep up with a group. Try and see how you go if it's to much enjoy a coffee in the shop.

over a year ago
El Cerrito, California
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I don't think there will be a problem at all. Most of the walking was very level and not very long. I think that at any point if a walk is too long he could safely stop at any of the lovely spots and wait for the group to return or else many of the walks started at a stop with a cafe or rest area.

over a year ago
Noosa, Australia
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It was not a demanding walk..the temps were in the high 30s in the PM and we still made it around..I am 71 and found it quite practical

over a year ago
cleethorpes
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Shouldn't be a problem plenty of opportunity to rest and no walk was longer than 20 minutes in each direction

over a year ago
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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Hello

I agree with the last comment. My wife is 70 and I am 65 - we had no trouble keeping up with the youngsters and only fell slightly behind when taking photo's but soon caught up. Standley chasm is the longest walk but there is a seat half way if the walk became a problem. We even swam in the waterhole !

Hope you enjoy it as it really is worth doing.

over a year ago
Springwood, Australia
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From memory all the walking components were easy and short. I had a double knee replacement 18 months prior to the trip and had no problem. Standley Chasm was the longest walk but is not particularly strenuous.

over a year ago
Geelong, Australia
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Hi, we are in our early 40's. Others in our group were in their early 60's. Most of the walks were about 10 minutes. There was one walk that was about 50 minutes in which some of the people in their 60's only completed a portion choosing just to walk up and back adjacent to the river (which is still a great walk) and leaving the rest of the group to climb around 4 sets of 12 rock steps to get higher elevation and walk back on the top of the range. We had another couple in their 60's do the walk. We just took it easy and let them rest when they needed it. It wasn't too hard and the guide is happy to take it slow if need be. We would highly recommend ieven if you don't complete the one elevated walk.

over a year ago
Springwood, Australia
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From memory all the walking components were easy and short. I had a double knee replacement 18 months prior to the trip and had no problem. Standley Chasm was the longest walk but is not particularly strenuous.

over a year ago
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