West MacDonnell Ranges Half-Day Private Charter Guided Tour

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The West MacDonnell Ranges half-day private charter service tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historical locations. Tour attractions include hotel pickup, Anzac Hill, John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm and return to your hotel.
With our charter bus service, your group has the vehicle to yourselves.

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Duration: 4 hours
Starts: Alice Springs, Australia
Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours



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The West MacDonnell Ranges half-day private charter service tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historical locations. Tour attractions include hotel pickup, Anzac Hill, John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm and return to your hotel.
With our charter bus service, your group has the vehicle to yourselves.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Anzac Hill Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

Our first visit of the day is at Anzac Hill, where you will be able to take in panoramic views over the town of Alice Springs and the surrounding MacDonnell ranges. You may be able to capture one photo to cover the entire town. Anzac Hill is a memorial dedicated to those who served in Australia’s defence forces during all international wars.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve, Larapinta Drive 7kms to the west of Alice Springs near Mt Gillen, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

Your next stopping will be at Flynn’s Grave Memorial, the resting place of Reverend Flynn, the founder of Royal Flying Doctor Service. We make short stopping to relax and enjoy the changing colours of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges and get some photos.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Simpsons Gap, Burt Plain NT 0872, Australia

Simpson Gap features the towering cliffs of Simpsons Range, a permanent waterhole and opportunities to spot resident wildlife, ancient Red River Gums with a taste of Central Australia. Simpsons Gap is a significant site to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people and was the mythological home of giant goanna ancestors.
We will take you on a short, easy walk alongside a picturesque dry creek bed that leads to a dramatic gap in the MacDonnell Ranges and a waterhole rich in native wildlife, flora and geology. Sometimes you may even spot you might see Black-footed Rock-wallabies along the walking track into the rocky slopes gap.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Standley Chasm Angkerle, Larapinta Drive, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

The next stop on your exploration of the West MacDonnell is a picturesque walk at Standley Chasm. After Mrs Ida Standley, who in 1914 became the first school teacher in Alice Springs, this place was named Standley Chasm. Walking access to the dramatic 80m sheer rock-face of the chasm is along a well-maintained trail (1.2km/15mins each way), following the natural creek bed with seating & interpretative signage. Angkerle Atwatye, “the Gap of Water”, is a striking geological formation with significant botanical, bird-watching & wildlife photography appeal.

Standley Chasm is operated by Arrernte aboriginal family members that are direct descendants of the Aboriginal people that have lived in the area for thousands of years.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ilparpa Road, Ilparpa Rd, Ilparpa NT 0873, Australia

After Standley Chasm on our way back, we drive through Illparpa road. On your return journey, relax and enjoy the changing colours of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges. Finally, you will conclude with your trip and dropping you back at your hotel.



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