Mount Gillen, Alice Springs
(4.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Climbed up Mount Gillen with work colleagues tonight. Not sure why I didn't click that it was a) going to be a climb or b) actually a mountain but it was definitely worth it. One of our group stopped ...  more »
  • I was shocked when my husband informed me we were climbing to the top of the summit of Mt Gillen but it was worth every step and every rock we climbed and scrambled over. The 2.5 hour return trip was ...  more »
  • Mt. Gillen is about 10ks west of Alice Springs. This unsignposted walk is spectacular which took us to the summit of Mount Gillen. It is a steep walk beginning at Flynn's Grave car park. It was worth ...  more »