Chasm (Angkerle) is Aboriginal Land and is part of the
Iwupataka Land Trust and is bordered by the West MacDonnell
A relatively short and easy drive from Alice Springs,
Standley Chasm cuts through the tough quartzite to form
a picturesque natural alleyway. Surging flood waters
over thousands of years are responsible for this beautiful
site, which is at its most impressive in the middle
of a sunny day.
As the light shifts across the cleft, visitors are
treated to a magnificent display of colours and forms.
The reliable trickle of water has ensured the survival
of species from a time when Central Australia was a
The chasm has a kiosk where lunch and drinks can be
purchased. An entrance fee applies to the site and can
be paid at the Kiosk. Several walks depart from this
Standley Chasm is under new management and on behalf
of Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation I would like to welcome
Terranova Tours. Beverley Peckham, a local Aboriginal
woman and an extended family member of the Standley
Chasm Traditional Owners, is the new General Manager.
Larapinta Trail section 3 and 4 heads off to the west
and the east. There is also the notable walk up into
the Chasm. This is traditionally done around midday
when the overhead sun lights up the chasm.
into the chasm in the morning or late afternoon can
also be rewarded as wildlife are more active at these
times. There is another short walk that heads up westwards
from the back of the Kiosk. The walk climbs up a valley
and finishes on a saddle with spectacular views of valleys,
creeklines and mountains off to the west.
• The spectacular slot gorge
• An abundance of walking trails
• Bountiful plants and animals
• A great kiosk.