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18 Kilometres West of Alice Springs, Via Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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All reviews rock wallabies easy walk river bed great photo opportunities rock walls short walk from the car park visited simpsons great spot for a picnic water pool scenic spots lovely walk beautiful gorge natural beauty close to town west macs fantastic scenery macdonnell ranges
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s definitely worthy of a visit, it’s not a long drive out and only a short walk to the permanent waterhole. The red cliffs overhang and the view through the gap beyond the waterhole is beautiful, quartz rocks surround you and dry creek bed. It’s...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far out of Alice Springs is Simpsons Gap which is a must see. A short easy walk from the carpark is the Gap itself. When we went there was a nice pool of water. This area would be great to take a picnic basket...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Novotelbali
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simpsons Gap the second stop of the day on our tour. One-word spectacular! A dry creek bed leads to the gap where there is a pool of water and what I call a golden rock which reflects into the rock pool. The rocks here are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jayne J
Reviewed March 28, 2019

A short drive from Alice takes you to the little gem in the desert. Take a picnic lunch and a cold drink to enjoy after a short scenic walk to the gap, which sometimes is filled with water. Be extra quiet and you may even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yamba2464
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Much liked this gap that we visited towards the end of our circuit. The relatively little water did not detract though the absence of wallabies and the profusion of flies were disappointing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Short walk brings you to the gap. Very nice shady gorge. And, if you are lucky, you might see the black footed wallaby. They live in a rock patch just before the entrance to the gorge. It can be VERY hot so be aware. Also,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We visited here in late Dec (in 45 degree heat -- brings LOTS of water !!!!). Nice, easy walking trail, to a picturesque view of the hills (and the gap !). there was also some basic signage explaining the nearby geology.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveller-BL
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We had a lovely walk into Simpsons Gap. Some of our group climbed up to have a look at it from high. It showed the Australian outback bush at its greatest.

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

We visited Simpson’s gap in late December, when there aren’t as many tourists in town, and were the only ones here. We basked in the beauty of the area, and felt nature and stillness all around us. It’s really a special place here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

A lovely spot just out of town and easily reached on a gentle stroll either via the path or the river bed.We went early in the morning and nearly had the place to ourselves on a cool but sunny morn. Lucked in and saw a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michael W
July 18, 2018|
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Response from gagesNo1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there is no bbq area at Simpson gap. A good toilet block.
September 7, 2016|
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Response from WendyO64 | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty flat & sandy so you should be right in your walking shoes, enjoy.
March 14, 2016|
Response from AlbertSalichs | Reviewed this property |
Simpsons Gap is 25 km more or less far from your hotel, but I do not know if it is possible to go with a public transport, most probably there are taxis, but I do not know the price of these... The visit is very... More