West MacDonnell National Park, West MacDonnell National Park

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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 explored the West MacDonnell Ranges as a day trip from Alice Springs. We picked a few places to stop and investigate (Standley Chasm, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen). All of these were amazing, and we ...  more »
  • We spent the day travelling the Macdonnell ranges, there are some pretty sights out there. We could only go so far as the road was closed due to flooding,  more »
  • West MacDonnell Ranges offers a very varied landscape. Stops are numerous throughout the Namtjira Drive, and are worth all that is given a little time.
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  • Iconic area with plenty of gorges and surreal landscape.
  • Just stunning country! We rode a camel at Sunset to view the sights.
  • Amazing day walks and wildlife everywhere... Try and spot the rock wallabies and birds of prey
  • 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.