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Ormiston Gorge and Pound

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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“ormiston gorge” (42 reviews)
“alice springs” (20 reviews)
“walk up” (6 reviews)
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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"ormiston gorge"
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"walk up"
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"water hole"
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"warm shower"
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"ghost gums"
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"camp area"
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"definitely worth the visit"
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"stayed longer"
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"easy track"
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"ice coffee"
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"big boulders"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are quite a few scenic gorges around Alice Springs and Ormiston Gorge is certainly one of them. An easy pathed walk to the "pool" however there are other walks around the area for the fitter. Scenery around the area is spectacular - the red...More

Thank Warren M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Ormiston Gorge several times and without doubt it is one of the best gorge in the Western Macs. The largest and most colourful of the the West Mac gorges, Ormiston boats excellent walking and impressive scenery, permanent water and sweeping views from...More

Thank Paddles55
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do the ghost gum walk first to get a birds-eye view. Take a picnic its a great spot to chill out....

Thank galyanak
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

After visiting gorge after gorge, I was getting sick of the same old views, then I happened on this place. Was my ideal outback view...red cliffs with a swimming hole beneath. Absolutely my favourite! Easy walk from car park to water, with wheelchair accessible path....More

Thank jewel_58
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a cool off, lovely little swim in stunning scenery. No fuss or hassle, a few other people and families enjoying the day Ideal journey break

Thank RondoNarko
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Waterhole is great but too many people visit so go very early. Pound Walk is spectacular but is best seen at sunrise. Incredible place, big nature at its best. The walk is challenging (it's a well-marked path) especially the last part through the gorge, as...More

Thank Nick2960
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Nice place for a picnic and a swim. This place can get a bit crowded on weekends as it is a great place for families. For those who like to hike there are a number of trails.

Thank SirRacket
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Great place for a dip on a hot day, have a picnic at the water hole, stretch your legs after the long drive or just take a break and enjoy the scenery.

Thank pioneertraveller
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Great for a visit. Big parking and a kiosk where you can buy some food and drinks. No WiFi. Well maintained path to the water but when we were there at the beginning of December it was dry and the water was low. I think...More

Thank ReisDNA
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I drove out from Alice Springs. There are a number of hikes to be done. We hiked into the gorge and came back via the riverbed. Lots of wildlife and it’s not a hard walk at all. There are some undulating surfaces...More

Thank CraigThomas79
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LindaMaria2016
May 29, 2016|
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Response from Stephen F | Reviewed this property |
sorry this reply is so late....need to check these more often. If you are not already here, I'd advise stopping overnight in Alice Springs then head out the following day....you don't want to be on these roads from dusk or... More
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neilgibbs4
May 20, 2016|
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Response from JohMarianne |
Yes the roads are all sealed
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neilgibbs4
May 19, 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean all the gorges in the national park? You can actually walk to most of the gorges and park the car at the parking. Ormiston gorge has a big parking. Many people also came with 2wd car, so no worries :)
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