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Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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One of my entire vacation's hightlight

After the second tour guide suggested Mt. Gillen I went there on my last day in Alice Springs. It's a steep climb but absolutely worth it: The view is amazing. Also saw a family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After the second tour guide suggested Mt. Gillen I went there on my last day in Alice Springs. It's a steep climb but absolutely worth it: The view is amazing. Also saw a family of rock wallabys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Mount Gillen doesn't only have a good view from it, it is also great to look. Didn't make it all the way to the top as I did not take appropriate footwear would advise wearing joggers or hiking shoes

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I am a big sunset stalker. So, contrary to suggestions that I should go to Mt. Gillen at sunrise, I went to check out the sunset. And it was truly amazing. Its a moderately strenuous hike to the base for those who are not used to hiking. The last part is basically rock climbing. Totally worth it. There were many... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice little local favourite hike, close to town, steep and shaly in places so wear good shoes. Some rock scrambling required at the top. Awesome views, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If you're not very athletic you will find the walk a challenge, but every time you take a break you turn around and see the amazing scenery around you. Once on top full 360 degrees view of Alice Springs. Highly recommend for the view is priceless

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Did this walk this afternoon - as others have said - this is unmarked and not maintained with many slippery rocks but well worth the efforts - the view is we some, strongly recommend but allow plenty of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

What a great way to spend a morning on a clear day in Alice Springs! Drive down to Flynn's grave and you'll see a path going westwards from it. You'll soon see a gate on the path, which will confirm you are on the right way. You'll reach the foot of the mountain on a flat surface and then will... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The walk to Mount Gillen starts from the John Flynn memorial site (its where his ashes were scattered) on Larapinta Drive (6 kms west from town) , the walk progresses through Acacia bushland for 500 meters before rising along a narrow eroded track to a saddle , then it becomes steep as you approach the vertical walls of the range.... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love the hike and short climb to the top. Once on top the view is spectacular. I could stay up there all day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Cycled from the centre of town and then climbed up on a very warm day! Bring lots of water and some snacks because you will need it! There is a cycle path the whole way out which is perfect and if you need to restock it passes a shop or two. Beautiful views from the top of Mt Gillen, totally... More 

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Address: Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs

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