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West MacDonnell National Park, West MacDonnell National Park
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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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We drove the whole loop in a day (dawn to dark) and loved everything about it. What a beautiful landscape, what lovely waterholes, and what stunning views. I would do it again very happily. Recommende... read more »
Good drive, the Mareenie Loop road was not nearly as bad as we were led to believe, with an hour stop at Gosses Buff Crater (which is amazing) it took us just over 4 hours, not the 6-7 hours suggested... read more »
We visited the West Macdonnell Ranges on a 4wd camping trip with 2 young kids and thought the scenery was spectacular. Except for one rest stop, all facilities have been clean and kid friendly. There ... read more »
Amazing day walks and wildlife everywhere... Try and spot the rock wallabies and birds of prey
Margaret Alicia Barwood
Just stunning country! We rode a camel at Sunset to view the sights.
Must see destination ! some great hikes here !
A very picture perfect place to visit and speand some tiome in. Recommend it to any traveller in the area.
Amazing national park! Few cold natural pools to swim in the hot days
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