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Mount Gillen

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Address: Larapinta Drive | 10 km due west of Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Nice walk but be ready

Is a must if you like outdoors, be careful because is a long way and you need to climb just a little bit. The views from the top area amazing!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 3, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Is a must if you like outdoors, be careful because is a long way and you need to climb just a little bit. The views from the top area amazing!!

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Climbed up Mount Gillen with work colleagues tonight. Not sure why I didn't click that it was a) going to be a climb or b) actually a mountain but it was definitely worth it. One of our group stopped about halfway up but from there it actually got a little easier. Make sure you're wearing exercise clothes that you don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I was shocked when my husband informed me we were climbing to the top of the summit of Mt Gillen but it was worth every step and every rock we climbed and scrambled over. The 2.5 hour return trip was satisfying and not to be missed if you have a good level of fitness. Take trekking sticks with you if... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Mt. Gillen is about 10ks west of Alice Springs. This unsignposted walk is spectacular which took us to the summit of Mount Gillen. It is a steep walk beginning at Flynn's Grave car park. It was worth the effort when we reached the top!!! Allow a couple of hours to enjoy the outback experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Regardless if young or old, you must be fit to complete this climb as it was a lot more difficult than what was indicated to me. I was with a group of 7 that started with only 3 managing to get to the top. Some easy bits but there is some pure rock climbing that stopped some of our group.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We rode bikes out to mount Gillen. Was an easy 7km ride out there. There are bike tracks to whole way. The walk starts about 100 west of the Flynns grave landmark The track is a scramble towards the end, very well worth the effort. You can see for miles .. Or Kms which ever system you use. It's spectacular.... More 

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Climbing Mt. Gillen is a must for a visitor or a local to Alice. Parts can be challenging, but well worth it.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Get up early. Grap a torch. You'll need it. About an hour hike if you're moving well. Flat path, turns to rocky path, turns to steep rocky, turns to 4 meters of rock climbing. Bring a jacket gets cold and windy. Not for young kids

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Beautiful scenery and a great hike to with fantastic views. Highly recommended as part of your Central Australia itinerary

Thank Ilovetravel098
Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a challenging walk, followed by a short climb needing both hands at the end. The path is very loose slippery gravel in places, not particularly well marked, there are alternative routes. Leave plenty of time, at least an hour each way, because once you get to the top you will want time to take in the views. So... More 

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