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Standley Chasm Kiosk

Address: 1 Jay Creek Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8956 7440
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Ranked #22 of 32 Attractions in Alice Springs
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
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Owner description: - the jewel of the Arrernte/Central desert region,50kms west of Alice Springs off Larapinta drive, surrounded by MacDonnell Ranges National Park, Access via natural riverbed trail (1.2km/20min walk),natural growth rare cycads Macromesia Macdonelliae , protected by statute Spectacular 80m sheer face rock passage, optimum viewing time in Noon, direct sunlightKiosk Café - Fresh Ground Café, Scones, Icecreams, Meatpies, SodaGroup catering by bookings only Other menus -Grills /salad luncheon,TeasSouvenir shop & local Aboriginal crafts jewellery artefactsGood coach parking facilities – picnic tables/BBQBasic Facilities for Camping for walkers/groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Standley Chasm is beautiful but it is ridiculous that you have to pay 10 dollars to see it. It only takes a 10 minute walk to get there.

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Standley_Chasm, Manager at Standley Chasm Kiosk, responded to this review

STANDLEY CHASM Angkerle Atwatye is a local Aboriginal community owned private enterprise, that does not receive any operational funding assistance. Our income from sale of access tickets to this "womans dreaming" site, in a highly seasonal trade, covers the usual annual expenses of the business - employment costs, insurances, fuels for remote power generation/vehicles, advertising, repairs and maintenance, and whatever... More

Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The walk to the end is fairly simple with care to be taken in the broken rock sections but they have taken some time to improve access with duck boards etc making it easier. My mum stayed and had a cake & cuppa at the Kiosk while I jogged up to the Chasms end. It was a bit disappointing that... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

my brother and I had a chance to visit Standley Chasm on our through hike of the Larapinta. We only stayed the one night, but it was VERY tempting to stay longer - hot showers, nice food and great hosts. They even made breakfast for us! Great people running this place. Was a welcome oasis after a few days in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I would just like to thank you and your staff for a truly wonderful experience at Standley Chasm Camping ground. Your staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to accommodate our every need. There was much discussion on our walk into Standley Chasm camp about the Hiker's Pamper Pack. After a few hard days walking from Ellery... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you have the opportunity treat your self to a trip out to Stanley Chasm you will not be disappointed

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Standley Chasm is an attraction not to be missed but the surprise attraction was the cafe and staff . Such helpful and welcoming people / place .We were walking the Larapinta Trail ( 17 days) and this was a stop over for us . The facilities are basic but great . Camping is the only option ( I think )... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

loved this place, run by really friendly people who took the time to have a chat and give us information. Take the time to sit by the open fire and have a great hot chocolate after visiting the Chasm !!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Though NT national parks are wonderful, Stanley Chasm is a slightly different experience. It is not run to a national park formula - more like a warm, quirky, extended, international family event with lots of interesting facets if you allow time to chill here for a few hours or a day or two. The Gorge itself is magnificent, especially at... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was $25 in fees for walking the 1 km to see the natural wonder. The fees assist the viability of the kiosk together with the camping fees. The Pie for my son was tasty and the sandwich prepared that day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While the kiosk was a little run down, it was exactly what we were expecting, the staff were friendly and the food was good. had no issues with the entry fee as this keeps everything in a working condition. well worth a visit.

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