1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

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Tour Itinerary: 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

Emu Run will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation at 7.45am.

The spectacular outback scenery and photo opportunities as we travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites. Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge. Our next stop is at Glen Helen for a sit-down buffet lunch, then on our way back to Alice Springs, we stop for afternoon time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display. These mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return trip to Alice Springs.

Frequently Asked Questions: 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

What are the departure and arrival times?

We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:45 am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30 pm.

Can I bring my family?

Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour. Children aged 2-15 and charged $105 per person. All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.

What should I bring on tour?

Travel voucher, water bottle (capacity 1 litre), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide-brimmed is best), Flynet, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), swimwear & towel (during summer only).

How many people are on each tour?

We have a maximum of 24 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus.

Conditions of Travel

By booking our tours you have read and accepted our conditions of travel, including the terms and conditions and cancellation policy. Please click here for the full conditions of travel.

The Highlights: 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

  • Simpsons Gap
  • Standley Chasm
  • Ochre Pits
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Glen Helen
  • Ellery Creek Bighole
  • Flynns Memorial
  • Optional swim at Ellery Creek Bighole (summer only)

What’s Included: 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Experienced Friendly Guide
  • Entry Fee to Standley Chasm