Discover the rugged beauty of the Australian Outback on this half-day tour of the West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs! Experience Simpsons Gap, Twin Ghost Gums and of course Standley Chasm (Angkerle). Also, visit the gravesite of John Flynn, founder of the famous Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service. Optional upgrade to Alice Springs Desert Park available.
What You Can Expect
Travel alongside the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping to visit Flynn's grave. Founder of Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service, Reverend John Flynn is one of Australia's greatest Outback heroes. Then explore the dramatic feature of Simpsons Gap, keeping a look out for elusive rock wallabies. Arrive at majestic Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Walk through this five-metre break in the range, with its towering fiery red walls. Enjoy a picnic lunch with traditional Aussie billy tea. From atop Anzac Hill enjoy stunning views of the MacDonnell ranges and Alice Springs.
Upgrade to include Alice Springs Desert Park:
Get a taste of the Outback's delicate eco-systems and nocturnal animals at the world renowned Alice Springs Desert Park in one afternoon. Explore the three unique desert habitats, view the animals and plants of the region, and learn about their traditional use and management by Aboriginal people. The Alice Springs Desert Park is a highly recommended Alice Springs attraction to visit.
Lots of good information and wonderfully unexpected scenery. This tour certainly dispells the perception of Alice in a boring desert in the middle of nowhere. (Well, that last part may be right.)
I loved this tour. The tour guide was very wonderful. We went to Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasim. Both places were beautiful. I also had the optional walking tour at Desert Park. This was very interesting and I was surprised to see all the flowering native flowers. The nocturnal house was great.