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Mount Gillen

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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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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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Views of the desert a must, colours of the land are what you want to see and must see also takes in the Alice

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I only found this walk because I had been told about it, otherwise I never would have come across it! There needs to be signage from Flynn's Grave and again at the start of the walk. When I set off on a walk I usually like to know how many kms I'm going to be doing and an estimate of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Woke up at 7am, very hungover, and did this walk/climb along with two others. Best hangover cure ever! The chilly, fresh air really helped. Needed to wear a jumper the whole way. Was quite a climb and had to stop a few times, and the climb up the rocks at the very top was a little daunting but I'm so... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Decent level of fitness required but well worth it! Beautiful 360 views of Alice, the McDonald ranges and all of the beautiful landscape! We would have missed the last bit if others hadn't said to climb the rocks to get to the top but was well worth it (even for mum who is scared of heights!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful mountain climb, moderate fitness needed. Great view of Alice springs and pine gap spy station!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The track can be tough under foot, but scenery is spectacular and a good quick training walk for the rest of the Macdonnells.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Its an amazing place to walk, but be warned if you don't like heights its pretty scary, I didn't make it to the top the last bit was straight up rocks and I didn't think I would make it down, so stopped there clinging to a rock.The view was spectacular from the top I was told by my braver husband!... More

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Rode bicycle to Flynn's Grave, surprisingly strenous walk/hike ( moderate level of fitness needed), track fairly easy to follow if you allow a couple of breaks to get your bearings... the cliff at the top looks a lot harder to climb than it is and you're rewarded with 360 stunning views.. I was however, disgusted at the sight of small... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Amazing views from the top at sunset, just allow enough time to get back down before dark! Despite the absence of signage, I found it relatively easy to navigate- just go straight when you get to the first intersection. Near the top there is a very rocky section, and yes, you can (and should) climb up this. There were a... More

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