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Ellery Creek Big Hole

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Ellery Creek Big Hole

117 Reviews
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Susan C wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia443 contributions65 helpful votes
Despite the lack of water that has shrunk the big hole to three seperate pools the main pool is still large, deep and full of water. It offers a good opportunity for swimming. Surrounded by rocks that allow opportunities for jumping (if you are careful) this oasis was a
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Janine P wrote a review Jan 2020
Red Deer, Canada2,466 contributions125 helpful votes
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We had visited several stops along the West Macdonnell ranges and this one did not disappoint. Just 2 km unsealed road off highway. Free parking and easy walk in on shale path or on the sand. Scenic with some shade from trees and easy walk in to the water. Good family spot, but
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Cedric Å wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions6 helpful votes
Went here on a one day West MacDonnel Range tour. Beautiful spot, like an oasis in the desert. Had a great swim. You can swim all the way to the beach on the other side and get a great view. Nice and refreshing water.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Peter_Clare_50 wrote a review Sep 2019
Perth, Australia433 contributions142 helpful votes
Ellery Creek is the biggest of the water holes and is a lovely spot to visit. Some shade if you want to relax and soak up the rugged scenery and water hole. Water was freezing. It is only 2 kms of unsealed road. Would also be a nice spot to camp, but we went of further and
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dipankar D wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
Depending on what your interests are, you can go on a short or a long hike, swim in the cool waters, or just sit down and have a picnic.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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