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Mt. Gillen is located within John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve, which was named to commemorate Reverend John Flynn, who established the lifesaving Royal Flying Doctor Service. The grave is a memorial to both the man and the bridging of the gap between outback communities.
The Flynn’s Grave memorial lies at the foot of Mt. Gillen, where an informal and unposted trail leads to the summit. Although not an officially recognized track, it is a popular one and is quite well worn. A walkers’ gate approximately 150 feet (50 meters) from the Flynn’s Grave memorial marks the beginning of the track.
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870
Mt. Gillen is located about 4 miles (7 km) from the Alice Springs town center and is a short, 10-minute drive away. The hiking trail to the summit is relatively steep and unmaintained with some uneven terrain. Hiking the trail is perfectly safe, but walkers should carry adequate water for the Central Australian heat.
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As well as visiting the Mt. Gillen, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit:
- Simpsons Gap
- Alice Springs Desert Park
- Larapinta Trail
- Finke Gorge National Park
- Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
- Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility (RFDS Museum)
- Alice Springs Reptile Centre
- Kangaroo Sanctuary
- Anzac Hill
- Olive Pink Botanic Garden
- Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
- MacDonnell Ranges
- Standley Chasm (Angkerle Atwatye)
- Hermannsburg (Ntaria)
- Ormiston Gorge