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Having visited Ormiston Gorge with a group over 12 years previously this was a must-do on our journey this time. It was very quiet and unfortunately, like everywhere else, fly-infested so we didn't stop long. Also the water wasn't tempting enough for a swim either.
Went by here on a one day MacDonnel Ranges tour. Probably my favourite stop. Wonderful view over the gorge, and a refreshing swim in the water hole. Wish I could spend more time here.
There is a sealed access road from Namatjira Drive to the day use parking area: nearby is a small camping area which in peak times is horribly crowded and probably worth avoiding. There is a kiosk here providing some basic refreshments and plenty of local park information. We…
Great place to visit with all the history about well laid out paved all the way good water hole to swim in and plenty seating areas
November 2019 is in a drought and the water level is so low! Usual steps into the water steps onto deep dry sand and a wee walk to get to the waterhole. Clean water with lots of wee fish to keep the birds well fed.Shame kiosk closed-need to take signs down!