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

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Great Hike and Beautiful Views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Well worth taking the walk and the'climb' on the last part. Not difficult at all as some ppl described. Amazing view of the sunset. Probably the best spot to visit around Alice Springs if you like walking.

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My friends and I got up early one morning and climbed. It is an awesome accomplishment but it is an understatement to say BRING WATER and gloves =)!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Up at 5am and at the top before sunrise. Needed lights at the start for 20 minutes or so. Last bit up the chute can be a challenge. Coming down is worse. Great views.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a fantastic morning walk - get out early and hit the top to watch the sun rise. Takes about 40 minutes to reach summit. There is a bit of a vertical climb to reach the summit, gloves are handy. Not for the faint hearted it is a good walk with rewarding views.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The start is by the Flynn Grave, just follow the track behind. It me a while to be sure I was on the right track. I did this in March so a 37 degree day. The track starts off easy and flat and the the climb begins. The track in places was loose and I struggled a bit (I wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My partner and I have climbed Mount Gillen twice now and thoroughly enjoy the exercise and the views. You need to be fairly fit and carry water, but the walk (and little scramble at the end) is well worth it; the views are absolutely stunning. We completed the trek up Mount Gillen in about 50 minutes and the walk down... More 

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