Simpsons Gap

Simpsons Gap, Alice Springs: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Simpsons Gap Reviews: 4.5/5

Simpsons Gap
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Robert K
Adelaide, Australia158 contributions
Taste of the West MacDonnells near Alice Springs
Oct 2020
There are prettier (Ellery Creek Big Hole) or more spectacular (Ormiston Gorge) water holes in the West MacDonnell Ranges but Simpsons Gap has the advantage of being close to Alice Springs. It is 24 km by road or separate bicycle track and if you don't have time to visit Ellery Creek or Ormiston Gorge it is definitely worth the trip.
Take the time to climb Cassia Hill by the short informative trail.
Written October 25, 2020
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Chrispy4
Alice Springs, Australia34 contributions
Picnic Spot to behold
Sep 2020 • Friends
A beautiful spot for some amazing photos and a nice walk, this is the place. Some fabulous unique gumtrees in the creek bed. Beautiful spot for a picnic rug and some lovely food and a drink. The scenery is so gorgeous and the amazing outdoors truly are worth a good look.
Written September 27, 2020
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Travelbug291
Bribie Island, Australia921 contributions
The Land of Wonder
Apr 2020
Beautiful area, typical of an Australian landscape. There was a small waterhole present, but one can only imagine how amazing it would look when they have a flash flood. There is path access for those with mobility issues, but much more fun if you can walk across the sand. The colours of the valley walls resonate in the sun. Ochres, red, rich chocolate. Small rock wallabies manouvered around the rocks with consummate ease. A tranquil place to spend a few hours
Written August 20, 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX691 contributions
Simpson's Gap near Alice Springs
Feb 2020
Simpson's Gap is a must-see experience. Located near Alice Springs, Simpson's Gap offers a short walk into a natural phenomenon in the West McDonnell Mountain Range which is as beautiful as it is interesting.
Our guide was very informative with the history and background of the Gap - and was able to point out and draw our attention to the numerous Black-Footed Rock Wallabies that were living among the rocks on the slopes of the Gap. They were fascinating. The water pool in the very center of Simpson's Gap was peaceful, placid, and tranquil.
The walk is only about 20 minutes long but we spent much longer stopping and looking at the rocks, growth and foliage, wildlife, and the physical gap itself.
Written April 1, 2020
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Bruce
28 contributions
A little gem near Alice
Dec 2019
We spent an hour here at noon on a very hot day.

The rock formations were stunning and the many animals we saw gathered at the cool pools to drink. We didn’t see any flies out there. Our patience of sitting quietly in the shade was well rewarded.

Although we drove, there were many shaded picnic tables and there appeared to be cycle paths too.
Written December 26, 2019
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beetcanner
Southern Nevada618 contributions
Must See & Do in Alice Springs Area
Dec 2019
Take a hike, it's not a climb. Great spot for a picnic, innumerable photo opps, flora and fauna. Rock wallabys dart among the rocks. Connect with an indigenous guide to truly bring out the significance of what you're seeing and experiencing.
Written December 23, 2019
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Cedric Å
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions
Very beautiful part of the West MacDonnel Ranges
Dec 2019
This is a great spot to visit if going to the West MacDonnel Ranges, and quite close to Alice Springs. There's not much to do more than a 20 min loop walking into the gap. But the sight is stunning. Also coming in towards the gap is a great experience. They have picnic tables in the shade and toilet facilities. Lots of flies, bring fly net.
Written December 17, 2019
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia1,515 contributions
First taste of the natural beauty of the West Macs heading out of Alice
Jul 2019 • Couples
Just 18km by sealed road from Alice Springs (there is a cycle path there from town too if you are feeling energetic), Simpson’s Gap makes for a great introduction to the natural beauty of the area and leaves you wanting more.

It is only a short walk from the car park to the Gap itself, which at the time we visited had a waterhole at its base with all the wonderful reflections that go with it.

The creek itself with kits white sand, the ghost gums and the brilliant red rock all add up to a very picturesque spot.

An easy stop - should not be missed.
Written October 13, 2019
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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia926 contributions
Impressive gorge
Sep 2019
Impressive gorge that can be seen from afar. Started from the car park to do a walk which crosses the cycle path and heads up to a lookout over the barren landscape. Then took the dry creek bed route to the gap itself, where was slightly surprised to find water, but which made for more interesting photo opportunities. Took the rocky pathway route back where managed to spot some very well camouflaged rock wallabies.
Written October 7, 2019
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Peter_Clare_50
Perth, Australia429 contributions
Scenic and rock wallabies
Aug 2019
A good little stop on the way out to west McDonnells. Only 20 minutes out of Alice Springs.
Peaceful rugged scenery and a bonus was the rock wallabies - there is a sign where they are, just be quiet and enjoy watching them.
Written September 20, 2019
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