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Address: West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Great Drive

We spent a day driving around the ranges ad stopped at some of the famous chasm's , Gorge's etc. We wanted to explore more but we had only a Hire car. next time will get a 4WD to... read more

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Echuca, Australia
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Echuca, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day driving around the ranges ad stopped at some of the famous chasm's , Gorge's etc. We wanted to explore more but we had only a Hire car. next time will get a 4WD to do a lot more.Great roads but it can get very hot.

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Yarra Glen
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

We explored the West MacDonnell Ranges as a day trip from Alice Springs. We picked a few places to stop and investigate (Standley Chasm, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen). All of these were amazing, and we drove past the turn offs to many more attractions that I'm sure would have been incredible too. The drive itself was also fantastic, the changing... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

We spent the day travelling the Macdonnell ranges, there are some pretty sights out there. We could only go so far as the road was closed due to flooding,

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Margaret River, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

We drove the whole loop in a day (dawn to dark) and loved everything about it. What a beautiful landscape, what lovely waterholes, and what stunning views. I would do it again very happily. Recommended.

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Manly, Australia
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Good drive, the Mareenie Loop road was not nearly as bad as we were led to believe, with an hour stop at Gosses Buff Crater (which is amazing) it took us just over 4 hours, not the 6-7 hours suggested. Note, you do need to get a permit to drive this road. The only thing to the aware of is... More 

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Hervey Bay
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited the West Macdonnell Ranges on a 4wd camping trip with 2 young kids and thought the scenery was spectacular. Except for one rest stop, all facilities have been clean and kid friendly. There is lots of beautiful places to visit and i wish we had more than a week because its not enough !@

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

We spent the day with Matt on the West MCdonnell Ranges tour. What an excellent decision on our part. Most informative, scenic, exhilarating....I'm going to run out of adjectives. If you don't take this full day tour while you're in Alice Springs, then you are doing yourself out of a once in a lifetime experience. I learnt so much today... More 

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Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

We loved all the Gorges and Waterholes here. Stanley Chasm was the only one we had to pay to get in which we thought was a bit rich, as all of the others are free and just as beautiful. The Chasm is beautiful but if you can be there at midday when the sun comes right in between the rock... More 

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south coast
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

This tour was with Emu Run Experience. Guide Kelly had good knowledge of the different places that we visited along the way. John Flynn memorial, Standley Chasm, Simpson Gap, Ellery Creek, Ormiston Gorge, Ochre Pits, Glen Helen. Lots of lovely scenery and easy walks. Morning tea, lunch and snacks ok nothing to rave about.

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a good day driving to serpentine gorge, stopping at Standley chasm and Simpson gap as well, they were nice enough but the walks were boring and compared to the other national parks we've been in, the actual places weren't great. Exception was the lookout walk at serpentine gorge, that was a steep climb but well worth it and a... More 

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