West MacDonnell National Park, West MacDonnell National Park

#4 of 14 in Nature in Red Centre
West MacDonnell National Park, 644 km (400 mi) long, is a series of mountain ranges in the center of Australia, containing a number of gaps and gorges. In many locations along the range, you can see ancient aboriginal art. bushwalking trails vary in distance. For example, the Larapinta Trail is 223 km (139 mi) long and runs along the backbone of the range. You can also take a one-hour or half-day journey aboard the so-called "ship of the desert," a camel-riding experience through the scenic Ilparpa Valley. For a view from above, hire a helicopter to fly you over the most notable red quartzite rock formations, some of which are over 300 million years old. Put West MacDonnell National Park into our West MacDonnell National Park vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in West MacDonnell National Park.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Short on time and no car? Do this day trip from Alice Springs! Outstanding day tour with exceptional guide (Kimberley). Holy crap the West Mac's are simply stunning. Wish I had more time in each 'spot...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A beautiful landscape, with amazing colours and views. The drive along gives you lots of different perspective  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    How beautiful it is here. Beautiful rock formations and beautiful views. One of our favorites is Simpsons Gap. Inconceivable here how beautiful.
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  • My experience was so amazing when I visited here for first time,, great environment
  • Beautiful differents places to visit where you can swim
  • Plan couple days for camping Ormistong Gorge is a must go waterhole!
  • A "must go" when you are in Alice Springs. Wonderful landscape and interesting rock formations.
  • Great views and walks.

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