1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Thorny Devil Safari

    This tour is currently taking a break from operation and will be back in 2022

    Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.

    Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the picturesque Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole. Visit the world heritage listed Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site and take an afternoon swim at the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole. Enjoy a BBQ lunch with your fellow travelers and relax in this truly amazing part of ‘The Territory’.

    Per person

    $139

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      Itinerary

      West MacDonnell Ranges

      Departing from Alice Springs at approximately 6.00 am, our adventure begins as we travel towards the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Our first stop is Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the “Ghost Gum Walk”, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor and Ormiston Waterhole. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at Ormiston Gorge. Afterward, we journey on to the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit still used to this day by the Traditional owners. See the natural ochres that have provided materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years. Traveling on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the local Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata. Late in the afternoon we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 5.30pm. (L)

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      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info

      Essential things to pack

      Wide brimmed hat,
      sunscreen,
      insect repellent,
      water bottle (1.5 litres),
      walking shoes/boots,
      swim wear,
      towel
      camera.

      Important Booking Info

      Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
      Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

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