The West MacDonnell Ranges and the East MacDonnell Ranges known as the MacDonnells Ranges have major tourist icon places of interest within approximatley 100 kilometres  of Alice Springs on sealed roads then narrowing down to recognised 4WD offroad dirt unsealed tracks from then on. Western MacDonnell Ranges tourist places to visit are Standley Chasm, Simpsons Gap, Orche Pits, Glen Hellen Gorge, Orminston Gorge,Ellery Creek Big Hole, Mt Sonder, Mereenie Loop and on the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges tourist places to visit are Trephina Gap, Corroboree, N'Dhalla Aboriginal Rock Art, Ross River Resort in Northern Territory Australia
The West MacDonnell Ranges and the East MacDonnell Ranges are known as the MacDonnells Ranges with the centre point commonly known as Heritage Gap at the commencement of Alice Springs in Northern Territory Australia
Home to the MacDonnells Ranges tourist information guide sites One day sightseeing, extended tours, premium coach touring, overnight to extend camping safaris to Uluru Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop, West MacDonnells Ranges and East MacDonnells Ranges in Australia's Red Centre Way in Northern Territory Australia. Hire and rental such as a 2-3-4 berth camper van, 4WD Camper, luxury RV motorhome and selfdrive from Alice Springs to Uluru Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop, West MacDonnells Ranges and East MacDonnells Ranges in Australia's Red Centre Way in Northern Territory Australia.  
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West and East MacDonnell Ranges with Alice Springs located just north bound of Heavitree Gap. This map is not to scale.

Palm Valley

West MacDonnell National Park | West MacDonnell national park is a vast and spectacular section of the MacDonnell Ranges and an outstanding example of an ancient landscape sculptured over time by climatic elements.

The West MacDonnell (Tyurretye) National Park stretches some 161 km due west of Alice Springs.

There are cool scenic gorges being mportant refuges for plants and animals, many of which are found only here and some are relicts of a bygone era of tropical forests such as Palm Valley.

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West MacDonnell National Park travelling to there | From Alice Springs car, campervan and motrhome access to the Park is via Larapinta Drive and Namatjira Drive. From Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) the unsealed Red Centre Way (4wd access recommended) connects to West MacDonnell National Park. Simpsons Gap is also accessible via a 17 km sealed bicycle track which starts opposite Flynn’s Grave, 7 km from Alice Springs along Larapinta Drive.

West MacDonnell National Park access | is accessible nearly all year round. The cooler months (April to September) are the most pleasant. All roads can be impassible for short periods after heavy rain.

Ormiston Gorge - West MacDonnell ranges travel guide and tours courtesy of Northern Territory Tourism

West MacDonnell Ranges Camping | Camping - Ellery Creek Big Hole and Redbank Gorge provide basic facilities. Serpentine Chalet and 2-Mile (4WD only) provide camping sites with no facilities. Ormiston Gorge provides camping facilities including showers and flush toilets.

Camping fees apply and are payable at each camping area.

Overnight visitors to the West MacDonnell National Park are required to bring their own water supplies. All tank water in West MacDonnell national park should be treated before drinking. Fireplaces are provided at some sites, however most sites offer free gas BBQs to replace open fireplaces (refer to map).

At Serpentine Gorge all fires are prohibited in this special zone. Commercial facilities are available at Glen Helen Resort, including caravan sites and motel accommodation.

Serpentine Chalet - looking down at the dam [©Parks and Wildlife Service NT

West MacDonnell National Park walks and treks | Walking - a good way to experience the spectacular views in this Park is by walking.

The 223 km Larapinta Trail stretches through the Park and offers extended and overnight bushwalks for fit, experienced and well prepared walkers.
Courtesy and edited from www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au

East MacDonnell Ranges
• East MacDonnell National Park
• East MacDonnell national Park Map

Kings Canyon - Watarrka National Park
• Amazing and ancient Watarrka National Park

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
• Learn about Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
• Visit and walk around Uluru Ayers Rock

East and West MacDonnell Ranges
in Northern Territory, Central Australia
A tourist selfdrive tourist guide and travel information

Alice Springs (Region)
• About Alice Springs • Alice Springs Airport • The Ghan Alice Springs • Heavitree Gap at Alice Springs

West MacDonnell Ranges (Region)
• Visit Albert Namatjiras Monument • Namatjira Twin Gums • Things to do at Hermannsburg
• Explore the ancient Ochre Pits • Visit Honeymoon Gap

• Explorer Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve • Natures wonder Gosse Bluff Tnorala Tylers Pass
• Haasts Bluff - lkuntji • Wallace Rockhole

West MacDonnell Ranges roads and tracks
• Offroad outback experience on the Mereenie Loop • Cruise the scenic Namatjira Drive
• West Macs Larapinta Drive • Between Kings Canyon and Explorers Way Luritja Road
• 108klm and amazing Ernest Giles Road

West MacDonnell Ranges explore and experience gorges, waterholes and tracks
• Learn about the Larapinta Trail one of the best kept secrets a full trrail trek lasts for many days
• Majestic Glen Helen Gorge • Scenic Ellery Creek Big Hole • Bushwalk along Ormiston Gorge
• Redbank Gorge Waterhole • Roma Gorge • Serpentine Chalet • Serpentine Gorge
• The easiest of all the gorges is Simpsons Gap • Spectacular a sight not to miss is Standley Chasm
• West MacDonnell National Park Map.htm • About West MacDonnell National Park


Kings Canyon - Watarrka National Park
• Amazing and ancient Watarrka National Park • A majestic scenic experience at Kings Canyon
• True outback Kings Creek Station • Stay at Kings Canyon Resort • Stroll down to Kathleen Springs

West MacDonnell Ranges accommodation selfdrive and on tours
• Glen Helen Lodge accommodation stay • Wallace Rockhole

Highways, Tracks and Roads of interest (General Region)
• Old Andado Track • Old Ghan Heritage Trail • Plenty Highway • Ross Highway
• Finke Track in Finke Gorge National Park • Oodnadatta Track - Dalhousie Springs Track
• Red Centre Way • Mereenie Loop • Namatjira Drive • Larapinta Drive • Luritja Road • Lasseter Highway
• Binns Track - The Binns track covers 2191km and winds through many of the Northern territory Australia's lesser-known nature reserves and National Parks.

East MacDonnell Ranges (Region)
• East MacDonnell National Park • East MacDonnell national Park Map
• Old goldfields at Arltunga Historical Reserve and hotel or camping • Ruby Gap
• A little off the beaten track but worth a visit is Trephina Gorge • Visit both Emily and Jessie Gap
• Rock art at Corroboree Rock • Rock art at N'Dhala Gorge Nature Reserve
• Ross River Resort a must stop on a East macdonnells selfdrivet

Other places of interest (General Region)
• Ancients and tough going but worth the visit is Palm Valley
• Gemtree - Explore and such for precious stones • Marvel at the sight of Mount Sonder
• The colours and scenic view is truly amazing at Chambers Pillar • As the names says Rainbow Valley
• Santa Teresa • Harts Range • Restricted Pine Gap
• Mac Clark Conservation Reserve • Owen Springs Reserve • Ryans Well
• One of the most amazing sight to experience is the Australian The Dog Fence

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
• Learn about Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park • Visit and walk around Uluru Ayers Rock
• Stay at budget accommodation, apartments, hotels and resorts at Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara
• Voyages Resort at Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara • Ayers Rock Airport is also 'Connellan Airport'
• Amazing and a must do when visiting Uluru 40+ klm away on a sealed road is Kata Tjuta 'The Olgas'
• Book for you sensational experience with the Sounds of Silence dinner near Kata Tjuta

Roadside Places To Stop and/or Stay
• On the way to Ayers Rock Resort is the road house at Mount Ebenezer
• Also on the way to Ayers Rock Resort is the outback but and accommodation at Curtin Springs
• Glen Helen Lodge accommodation start of the Mereenie Loop region must book ahead.
• Stuarts Well and it's camel rides a legion in the area
• Erldunda on the corner of Explorers Way and the Red Centre Way to Ayers Rock Resort and Uluru
• Hermannsburg known for a famous artist West MacDonnell Ranges.

Explorers Way is also the Stuart Highway from Adelaide to Darwin
• Explorers Way - from Alice Springs to Darwin section 1500klm approx.
• Stuart Highway - from Alice Springs to Darwin section 1500klm approx.
• Darwin capital of Northern territory approx 120,000 people in the 'Top End' as it's known
• Katherine Gorge just outside of Katherine around 24klm - it's a must Things To Do list experience.
• Tennant Creek a small town on the way from Alice Springs to Darwin
• Devils Marbles - Majestic whole and spilt boulders on the side of the road near Tennant Creek.
• Alice Springs the heart of the centre of Australia on the Explorers Way and The Stuart Highway made famous in a number of movies and the gateway to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, East MacDonnell ranges and West MacDonnell ranges.
• Coober Pedy the Opal Capital of the world as some say. Opal is a precious stone so visit and go fossicking and noodling as they say and find your riches.

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Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield so explore and visit waterfalls, ancient rock art, aboriginal culture, bushwalks, gorges, swimming holes, crocodile sightseeing cruises.
• Visit Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory either by an guided adventure tour, selfdive campervan hire, self drive motorhome rental or 4wd car rental
• Natures Way in Northern Territory is basically Litchield, Katherine and Kakadu all 3 natural ancient wonders of the 'Top End' in one big 5 day experience loop trake a tour or self drive in a campervan hire or 4 wheel drive rental.
• Katherine Gorge from Katherine township a tourist information guide
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East MacDonnell National Park and West MacDonnell National Park in Central Australia
• West MacDonnell Map • West MacDonnell National Park • East MacDonnell National-Park
• East MacDonnell Map

West MacDonnell National Park and surrounding areas
• Larapinta Trail • Glen Helen Gorge • Glen Helen Lodge accommodation • Ellery Creek Big Hole • Ochre Pits • Ormiston Gorge • Redbank Gorge Waterhole • Roma Gorge • Serpentine Chalet • Serpentine Gorge • Simpsons Gap • Standley Chasm • Honeymoon Gap • Palm Valley

• Albert Namatjiras Monument • Namatjira Drive • Namatjira Twin Gums • Hermannsburg • Ghost Gum • Wallace Rockhole • Palm Valley

East MacDonnell National Park and surrounding areas
• Arltunga Historical Reserve and hotel or camping • Trephina Gorge • Emily Jessie Gap • Corroboree Rock • Ross River Resort • Ruby Gap • N'Dhala Gorge Nature Reserve • Gemtree • Chambers Pillar • Rainbow Valley

Other Highways, Scenic Routes, Ways, offroad 4wd Tracks and Roads in Central Australia
• The Mereenie Loop • Red Centre Way • Explorers Way • Stuart Highway • Ernest Giles Road • Namatjira Drive • Larapinta Drive • Luritja Road • Lasseter Highway • Binns Track

Top End - Natures Way in Northern Territory Australia
• Darwin • Tropical Darwin • Map of Northern Territory • Katherine Gorge • Tennant Creek • Devils Marbles • Kakadu National Park • Natures Way Top End • Katherine Gorge • Litchfield National Park

Alice Springs and Uluru and on the way
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Kings Canyon
• Watarrka National Park • Kings Canyon • Kings Creek Station • Kings Canyon Resort • Glen Helen Lodge accommodation

Remote access sites
• Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve • Gosse Bluff Tnorala Tylers Pass • Haasts Bluff - lkuntji

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