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Ormiston Gorge

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Namatjira Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A magnificent place. Amazingly beautiful and peaceful. Water was cold in September but clear and some on the tour did take a dip. Very restful just to stick your feet in from the sandy shore and look at the rocks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Clean, pretty good food, friendly staff. Had a small issue when previous client's fuel was left on bowser and added to my bill. Staff were understanding and probably fixed it my favor. Things are a bit expensive but that's the outback

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Murray203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be shy! Get in! It's absolutely worth it. Breathtaking surroundings and wonderfully refreshing dip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Knorts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our circuit. It was attractive on a searingly hot day, though not enticing enough for a dip nor for a climb to the lookout.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is only 135 k's west of Alice and well worth the drive, we went on a 41C day and after the walk from the carpark to the lake we definitely enjoyed having a swim in the cool water.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dnthorne81
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Loved this swimming hole. Such a beautiful spot for a refreshing swim and only a short walk on an easy access pathway from the carpark.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hellen g
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We often do a day trip here as it is close to town (Alice Springs) and usually has lots of water. Good for a day trip and picnic or the campground is quite a good one as well. There are a couple of excellent walks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jdaizd
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We had Ormiston Gorge to ourselves. The stones on the walk were picked up to skip on the water in the Gorge. One person was able to get their stone to skip several times. The Gorge was a very nice example of the Australian outback.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb G
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Stasting 10:30 we did the Ormiston Gorge Pound walk, and we weren't disappointed. The 7 km walk takes you through many types of terrains from grassed areas to little rock pools. At ,the end you come to the large pool where you can cool down....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adiek2016
Reviewed December 11, 2018

One of the loveliest sights on the West McDonnell Ranges. You can take a dip in the water however it is so peaceful just to sit and look at the scenery. We walked around the gorge on a well maintained path, a little steep in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cruisers2017
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Response from wonderanna | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the late answer yes there is camoing facilities, toilet , shower, rubbish bins. i think it s 10 dollars pp
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