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
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Access covered by the West MacDonnell National Park, vehicle access is via Larapinta Drive and Namatjira Drive.

rocky outcropWest from Alice Springs, there is a new unsealed Mereenie Loop Road connecting Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) with the West MacDonnell Park from the direction of Uluru National Park to the southwest.

 



West Macdonnell RangeSimpsons Gap West MacDonnell Ranges: There are a number of walks you can do from around Simpson Gap such as the Ghost Gum Walk Ghost Gum Walk is a 15 minute return walk which includes an ancient Ghost Gum. Rock-wallabies are often seen here, especially in the late afternoon.

The Park is best seen on foot and several walking tracks give a choice of a short or longer walk. The long-distance Larapinta Trail can be joined from here. Range guided tours are available daily. For bookings phone (059) 55 0310. The park is open from 8 am to 9 pm daily.

Albert Namatjira

The Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission was the home of the famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira.

It is best known as the birthplace of artist Albert Namatjira whose house, three kilometres west of Hermannsburg on Areyonga Road , is today open to visitors.

“Albert Namatjira is the pre-eminent realist artist of Central Australia and the pioneer of the Aboriginal watercolour movement in the region, for which he is nationally and internationally acclaimed.”
ASCP Director Tim Rollason

Trephina Gorge Nature Park

John Hayes rockholeOne of the largest existing Ghost Gums can be found close to Trephina Gorge in Trephina Gorge Nature Park in the Northern Territory Australia.

There Situated 85km east of Alice Springs, the Park is accessible to all vehicles. Access is via the sealed Ross Highway, then a 9km drive into Trephina Gorge, the last 5km on a gravel road.

The John Hayes Rockhole track within the Park is recommended for 4WD vehicles only. Infrequent heavy rains may cause all roads to become impassable.

Trephina Gorge Nature Park lies in the East MacDonnell Ranges, 85 kilometres east of Alice Springs, and is notable for its sheer quartzite cliffs, Red River Gums and sandy creek bed. Trephina Gorge is one of two gorges that intersect the range.

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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

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