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. Using our custom trip planner, Alice Springs attractions like Mount Gillen can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Off the beaten track and not officially a climb, more a track worn by locals, this is an awesome treck with beautiful views. You need a decent level of fitness and need to be able to climb up rocks to...  more »
  • I can see it from my daughter's house as it's part of the MacDonnell Ranges running from east to west at the southern extreme of Alice Springs. Every so often I drive to The John Flynn Memorial with d...  more »
  • Mt Gillen offers stunning breathtaking views of australias outback! Climbing to the top can be challenging due to the locals and the weather. But if you can manage, its worth visiting  more »