Standley Chasm Angkerle

Standley Chasm Angkerle, West MacDonnell National Park: Address, Phone Number, Standley Chasm Angkerle Reviews: 4/5

Standley Chasm Angkerle
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Caverns & Caves • Geologic Formations
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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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Belinda E
Brisbane, Australia316 contributions
Well worth the visit but be aware there is a small entry fee
Oct 2021
We visited on a very hot sunny day. We arrived around 11.30am and waited for the sun to come over at 12pm. I can't say it really made all that much difference (unless you are a professional photographer). For most, if you arrive anywhere between 11am and 1pm you will take home some lovely photos. You do have to pay for entry but it's fairly nominal - $12 for an adult and our family of four was $30. We loved it and were happy to pay the entry.

A lovely cafe where you can grab a bite to eat or an icecream was a welcome addition in the heat.
Written December 1, 2021
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Anna D
London, England, United Kingdom15 contributions
A Must Visit!
Sep 2021
Standley Chasm is a beautiful natural landscape feature - fascinating to visit! This is one of the few places in the West MacDonnell Ranges that is Aboriginal owned and operated, and the plants are looking spectacular all the way into the Chasm itself.

Great food. Best hot chips in Central Australia. Extra tasty after a hike!

Try to book a guided tour with one of their Aboriginal guides. Kevin gives an amazing and informative tour!
Written September 6, 2021
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Leanne W
Perth, Western Australia, Australia22 contributions
Great place great people
Jun 2021
We had booked into stay at Standley Chasm with our friends over night.
It is not a caravan park as such. Once the day trippers leave the car park you park your caravan in the carpark with electricity access.
There had been a mix up with some bookings and our site had been double booked. That’s ok things happen, or so you would think. The woman that was on the other site with her husband was causing a lot of trouble and ranting and raving at the manager. The manager handled the situation very well apologising several times to this lady but she kept going. At all times the manager was very professional. She finally said that she had a private site through some gates that could be used. I said that we were happy for the other couple to stay put and we would with our friends take the other site.
In the end we got the better deal with a lovely fire and an amazing stay.
I would recommend this place to anyone but just be patient till the day trippers leave. We went for a walk into the Chasm which was lovely.
Written August 27, 2021
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia3,582 contributions
Expensive 30 min hike
Jul 2021
You had to pay a $12 per person to enter this part of the park.Well maintained for tourists with toilets,a cafe with food etc but for the actual 30 min hike and view it was a bit over the top.Parking was an issue as it was packed(but everywhere is these days).Queues to enter and at the cafe.The walk was simple and quick and the chasm is beautiful but you dont linger and sit and watch as you do in other places in this National park as there just isnt the room to do it.We ticked it off our box but wish perhaps we went to one of the quieter Gorges that we missed to do this one due to our time we had.Still worth going but weigh up if you want to pay the $12 per person.Im sure there was a family rate but we were just a couple.Very close to Alice Springs
Written August 5, 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia1,605 contributions
Standley Chasm
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is a great stop over if you are wanting something to eat as it has a pretty decent cafe while you are in the West Mac area. It is a sealed road to get here, so we took our caravan. The chasm is lovely and while we were here it was pretty busy. It is $12 per adult to enter. We highly recommend as a bonus, doing part of the Section 3 of the Larapinta Trail to Angkale Junction or Millers Flat if you are up for it. It has stunning views throughout this section but it is extremely steep so only go if you have experience with hiking.

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Written July 19, 2021
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Shane B
Toowoomba, Australia16 contributions
Must place to visit or stay
Jun 2021
We stayed two nights here (way in, way out of West MacDonnells) on powered sites. Staff were excellent. At night a quiet and safe place. Gate to chasm is left open after closing and you could do a night walk. Interesting level track. Best time to go to experience the changing colours is midday. Showers were a bit rustic but we found the place very warm and friendly. Obvious pride amongst the traditional owners. Good place to get a meal and coffee. We flew out of Alice the next morning so it was a good place to get the hire van ready and to have a hot shower before returning the vehicle to the depot. Visitors are a mixture of day trippers and hikers.
Written July 17, 2021
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,042 contributions
Stick to the 'Golden rule'
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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Ozziebrian
Geelong18 contributions
One of the most spectacular sights in the West Macdonnell ranges.
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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mummalk
Leeton, Australia137 contributions
Must do if you’re in Alice Springs
Apr 2021 • Friends
What a wonderful experience. The food from the cafe was beautifully cooked and lots of it. Try the sundae it was awesome. The walk was amazing and you could do it time and time again and still see things you missed
Written May 11, 2021
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TravellingQldlanders
Morayfield, Australia898 contributions
Wonderful colour and views
May 2021
It was raining lightly today which made the walk into Standley Chasm very pleasant, simple drive out of Alice with 2 wheel drive acces on good dirt rods. The walk in is a lazy 15 minutes. Great colours despite the cloud cover. Birdlife galore, MacDonnell Ranges Cycads and so much more. There is a reasonable looking cafe for a range of snacks and drinks. Cost $12 each
Written May 8, 2021
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