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Mount Gillen

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Alice Springs, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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