Standley Chasm Angkerle
Standley Chasm Angkerle
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- 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 sunlight.
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  • mrc282
    World8,478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice stop
    this place is located within the aborigines private land, so there is a separate admission fee of 12 AUD pp. the NT park pass is not applicable here the chasm is worth checking out. visited right as it opens at 8 am so had the whole place to ourselves. but I believe the best time is 12 noon when the sun is directly above your head, illuminating the narrow chasm. but one thing is for sure, at that hour, you will not have solitude
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Michelle M
    Sydney, Australia207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful chasm
    Sign posted turn off with sealed road entry. Toilets, cafe, shop, art centre. Plenty of parking. Must enter through shop and pay $12 entry fee. Easy, flat dirt path, about 10 mins walking time. Rocky under foot once within the chasm. Can walk through, restricted access at the other end. Most reviews say to get there at mid day to have the sun directly shining through the chasm, but I preferred having the contrast of both sides and the deep dark colour of the chasm in the shade. Plenty of spots to sit and take in the surrounds.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Ben B
    London, United Kingdom114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit
    Well worth the visit. Walk to the chasm and look at the red glow. Easy walk. Not sure how they say wheel chair accessible. Cafe serves burgers and cake. No scones on day we visited. Wedges were very good and big portion. Burger was ok
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
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waynebooth50
Brisbane, Australia268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A Magnificent Chasm best visited at midday, when the sun is overhead. Creating colours bouncing of the walls.
It does cost 10 dollars ( Seniors card) but this backs up the Awesome cafe & Facilities, presented by the local Aboriginal people.
A must visit in the West MacDonnell Ranges
Written May 16, 2022
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A visit to Standley Chasm is a "must-do" event for any visit to the Alice Springs area. Owned by a Land Trust of the Aboriginal People, a guided tour into Standley Gorge was a very interesting and informative outing. The tour was guided by a local native who had grown up and lived in the area and who was completely knowledgeable about the rock formations, flora and fauna, as well as in traditional ways and uses of the land and it's offerings. The gorge and it's striking rock formations are beautiful and stunning but the information and local background cannot be equalled.
After the walking tour, our group enjoyed a sampling of local made scones and toppings and a short talk on the local indigineous peoples lives and backgrounds. A workshop on local and traditional art and painting was a highlight and we were able to hand paint our own boomerangs using traditional methods and symbols.
It was a very good excursion!
Written April 1, 2020
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We followed the advice and visited Standley Chasm within 'an hour either side of midday' - when the Sun is overhead and shines onto the sheer red walls of this very narrow chasm. The result is simply spectacular. There is a decent-sized cafe here run by local indigenous people, selling meals, excellent coffee and a good range of souvenirs. Didn't eat here but the menu looked pretty good.
Written June 30, 2021
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Jaytle
Australia149 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This location is simply taking advantage of people. It is NOT wheelchair friendly, in fact it is a challenging walk for most. Very little of the large amount of revenue has been put back into the site and the excessive $12 entry per person shows only contempt and greed from management. On either side of the chasm is “Simpson Gap” and “Ellery Creek Big Hole”, (both free) and you will be well rewarded and impressed with the fewer crowds and stunning views.
Very disappointed to see people abusing Australia’s natural beauty like this.
Written June 8, 2022
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A very popular location in the West MacDonnell range. Be prepared to see many tourists here. There is a entry fee to enter this location (the only one in the area) but despite the need to pay it hasn't deterred the crowds. The walk to the chasm itself is not a smooth trail so not wheel chair accessible and watch your steps along the way from tree roots and rocks as hazards. The chasm is amazing to see but don't expect to have a postcard shot with no people as there are crowds aplenty. Best time for the sunlight hitting the chasm walls is around lunchtime but unfortunately it is also the busiest time for crowds.
Written July 10, 2022
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Mari A
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Naturally stunning as the midday sun creates an impressive glow and illuminates the walls of the chasm. Easy walking track with some rocky sections. Clean and well maintained amenities. Thanks for this unforgettable experience
Written April 28, 2021
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Ozziebrian
Geelong18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Spectacular scenery as are all the attractions of the West Macdonnell ranges. We have found our trip to the Alice Springs area to be full of new and exciting experiences. We also found our First Nations brothers and sisters to be friendly and helpful making us feel very welcome in their country.
Written May 17, 2021
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David B
Bruce, Australia995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
The chasm is spectacular but tall and narrow. Sun reaches the bottom for a short while around midday. This is the best time to the colour in the rock in its full glory.

Entry is via a restaurant where you pay for access. You then pass through a turnstile. Despite the sign, a passcode is not needed.

You then walk along a clearly defined track for maybe three quarters of a kilometre. Along the walk there is much of interest to see including some local fauna. The flora is often unique.

It can be a hot walk so sturdy footwear and some water would be advantageous.
Written August 18, 2020
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Rachael M
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Drove all the way from Alice Springs just to visit Standley Chasm. Per their website and signs along the drive, they are open until 5pm daily. Found out on arrival at 2:10pm that they apparently close at 2pm on Sundays. Leaving the next day so chance to visit the chasm completely gone. The worst part was the campsite was busy and the kiosk where they sell the passes to the chasm is open until 4:30pm!
Written June 12, 2022
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mrc282
World8,478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
this place is located within the aborigines private land, so there is a separate admission fee of 12 AUD pp. the NT park pass is not applicable here

the chasm is worth checking out. visited right as it opens at 8 am so had the whole place to ourselves. but I believe the best time is 12 noon when the sun is directly above your head, illuminating the narrow chasm. but one thing is for sure, at that hour, you will not have solitude
Written August 14, 2023
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