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

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View is worth it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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