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.
* Hotel pickup and drop off
* Local guide
* Commentary by driver
* Picnic lunch with traditional Aussie billy tea
* Touring by luxury, air-conditioned coach
* Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST)
* Conducted in English
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.
Departure Point: Tour departs from Alice Springs hotels
Departure Time: 9:00am – Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Tour concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 5:00pm
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The West McDonnell tour was well worth the trip. We drove with good commentary from the bus driver and walked between the Standley Chasm. We saw several black-footed wallabies at Simpsons Gap. We talked to everyone in the tour group and met someone from England who accompanied us on the Desert Park tour in the afternoon. We had a great time observing the native habitat of flowers, trees, and bushes, as well as birds, emus and kangaroos.
Reviewed by: Alan N, United States of America