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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Kathleen Springs at Kings Canyon

A easier walk is the Kathleen Springs Walk. It is a 2.6 km (1.5 h) return walk in to a delightful spring-fed waterhole.

If you are feeling more adventurous you can try the Giles Track. It is a 22 km overnight walk traversing the top of the range from Kathleen Springs to Kings Canyon.

Kings Canyon fact sheet: http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/pdf/Watarrka_000.pdf

Kathleen Springs

The Kathleen Springs (2.6 km return. Approx 1.5 hours duration).

This walk is recommended for families and visitors with limited mobility. Signs along the track tell the story of centuries of Aboriginal culture and the recent cattle industry.

It leads to a delightful spring-fed waterhole at the head of Kathleen Gorge. This is a cool moist place to sit and enjoy the areas tranquillity.

Our Kings Canyon page from this site:

Kathleen Springs

Access

The Park is located southwest of Alice Springs and can be reached via a number of routes: via the Stuart Highway,
Lasseter Highway and Luritja Road (sealed roads). via Larapinta Drive through
the West MacDonnell National Park. A Mereenie Loop pass is required to travel this route and is available from the Alice Springs Tourist Information Centre, Glen Helen Resort and Kings Canyon Resort. via the Stuart Highway, Ernest
Giles Road (4WD essential) and Luritja Road.

Kathleen Springs

Hotels/Motels Accommodation
Fact sheet:
http://www.nt.gov.au

Accommodation
Overnight camping in tents, caravans or motorhomes is not permitted in the National Park.

Camping and safari style cabins are also available at
Kings Creek Station
PMB 164 Alice Springs NT 0872
Ph: +61 (08) 8956 7474
Fax: +61 (08) 8956 7468
Email: info@kingscreekstation.com.au

Kings Creek Wilderness Lodge
Luxury tented cabins are available at Kings Creek Wilderness Lodge (tel 1800 891 121).

Kings Canyon Resort


Luritja Road, just 7 kilometres from Watarrka National Park
Rates: from $42-$214 per person, per night at Commercial accommodation, camping and bunkhouses are available at the Kings Canyon Resort (tel +61 (0)8 89567442). (Last update we had)

Kings Canyon Resort offers an array of room types to suit any budget.
Offering great facilities including swimming pools and tennis courts, this sensitively designed resort is just 7 kilometres from Watarrka National Park, the home of the magical sandstone formation, Kings Canyon.

Commercial accommodation, camping and bunkhouses are available at the Kings Canyon Resort (tel +61 (0)8 89567442).

Parks and Wildlife Commission
Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory Alice Springs Office Arid Zone Research Institute, Tom Hare Building South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 1046 Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 8211 Fax: (08) 8951 8268

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