Half-Day Tour of West MacDonnell Ranges with Optional Alice Springs Desert Park

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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). You can also visit the grave of John Flynn, founder of Australia's famous Royal Flying Doctor Service. You can also optionally go to Alice Springs Desert Park.


  • Done in English

Travel along the rugged western MacDonnell Ranges, stopping to visit Flynn's Grave. Founder of Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Reverend John Flynn is one of Australia's greatest domestic heroes. Then explore the dramatic Simpsons Gap, keeping an eye out for elusive rock wallabies. Arrive at the majestic Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Take a walk on the beach, with its imposing walls of red light. Enjoy a picnic lunch with traditional Australian Billy's Tea. The top of Anzac Hill offers stunning views of the MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs.

Upgrade to include Alice Springs Desert Park:
Get a taste of the delicate eco-system of the remote countryside and the world famous nocturnal animals of Alice Springs Desert Park, during an afternoon. Discover the three unique desert habitats, view the animals and plants of the region, and learn about their traditional use and management by Aboriginal peoples. Alice Springs Desert Park is a highly recommended attraction.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Tour departs from Alice Springs hotels

Departure time :

  • 9.00 p.m

Hotel pickups begin approximately 30-60 minutes prior to this time; exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation.

Return details:
The tour only ends in Alice Springs around 13:00 p.m.

The tour with Desert Park ends in Alice Springs around 17:00 p.m.

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