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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Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve

Corroboree RockCorroboree Rock Conservation Reserve is about an hour's easy drive from Alice Springs. Corroboree Rock is an outstanding dark grey column of dolomite. It is of great importance to the Aboriginal people of the region.

The rock itself is an outcrop of dolomite from the Bitter Springs Formation originally laid down in salty lakes 800 million years ago.

Dolomite is a soft sedimentary fine grained rock. It is very similar to limestone except magnesium carbonate is the dominant compound rather than calcium carbonate.

At the base of the rock you can see dark grey and light grey streaky blobs of 'dalmation rock'. A ring of low ground surrounding the rock makes it look like an obelisk.

 

Emily GapCultural Features

Corroboree Rock was probably used as an important storage site for ceremonial objects by the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. It is doubtful that it was ever used as a corroboree site, due to the lack of water in the area.

 

RangesHow to Get There

Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve is 42km east of Alice Springs along a sealed road.

 

 

Macdonnell rangesWhen to Visit

The Park is accessible all year round

 

 


rock outcropRecreational Activities

A short walk leads visitors from the carpark to the 'windows on the rocks' and around the base of the formation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


rocky outcropVisitor Facilities

This Conservation Reserve has walking tracks, a picnic area and toilets.

Please remember that camping is not allowed here.

 

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East MacDonnell National Park and West MacDonnell National Park
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East MacDonnell National Park and West MacDonnell National Park in Central Australia
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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
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Top End - Natures Way in Northern Territory Australia
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Alice Springs and Uluru and on the way
Alice Springs Alice Springs Airport The Ghan Alice Springs Alice Springs Heavitree Gap Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Uluru Ayers Rock Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara Voyages Resort at Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara Ayers Rock Airport 'Connellan Airport' Kata Tjuta 'The Olgas' Sounds of Silence dinner Mount Sonder Mount Connnor Mount Ebenezer Curtin Springs Stuarts Well Erldunda

Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park Kings Canyon Kings Creek Station Kings Canyon Resort Glen Helen Lodge accommodation

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Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Gosse Bluff Tnorala Tylers Pass Haasts Bluff - lkuntji

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