Mount Gillen, Alice Springs

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A significant site for Aboriginal Australians, Mount Gillen rewards adventurous climbers with 360-degree views of the Alice Springs Desert Park. The mountain provides the city with a prominent backdrop, easily seen and photographed from many different vantage points. Make a short stop at the foot of the mountain, where you can visit John Flynn’s Grave, a memorial to a local minister whose tireless work eventually resulted in the establishment of the famous Royal Flying Doctor Service. From there you can follow several unmarked trails to the summit, where a ridge provides a convenient lookout spot. Bring plenty of drinking water and sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes suitable for uneven terrain. Make Mount Gillen a centerpiece of your Alice Springs vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Alice Springs attractions planner.
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  • If you're not super fit it can be a bit tough but you are rewarded at the end with an amazing view and sense of achievement! You will probably need to set aside a few hours to make it up and back. Sli...  more »
  • I stared doing this hike with my partner. There are sections that are quite steep and demanding. If you suffered any fear of heights it might not be for you. I finished it alone and it was amazing. Th...  more »
  • The best time to do this walk is about an hour before daybreak or an hour before sunset. Make sure to take a torch, about 500 ml of water and trail shoes with good grip. It is ok to walk it during the...  more »
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  • My favourite attraction in Alice. Climbing mount Gillen for sunset is a must.
  • Beautiful challenging hike that starts from Flynn Memorial and goes up to the top of Mount Gillen. Amazing for sunset or sunrise
  • Beautiful hike, with a great reward!
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