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“A Gem!”

Ormiston Gorge and Pound
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Like most parks managed by The NT Parks service, this was a pleasure to visit. Beautiful scenery, good signage and pathways, and an excellent cafe within the park. Allow at least 2 hours to enjoy this special place.

Thank Neville145
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ormiston Gorge is a wonderful place but if you are interested in doing the walks, allow some time. There was a bit of water in the gorge while we were there so the last bit of the track you had to choose between climbing down a steep rock or getting wet. Most people walked into the Gorge which is only a 5 minute walk and also then walked up to the lookout and then came back down rather than doing the complete circuit walk.

The road is sealed all of the way and is easily accessible from Alice and back in a day. There is a nice little kiosk for drinks and food.

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Do yourself a favour - Get out here even if you have to hitch-hike. The natural beauty of Ormiston Gorge and and the West McDonnell Range in general beats all others.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

My family (5 & 8 yr old and wife) and I day tripped from Alice. It was a long-ish day but well worth the effort. We did the pound walk (anti-clockwise) and WOW...!!! When you come over a rise and it is all in front of you.....no picture can do this justice. The kids loved the rock hopping and the wildlife....birds, lizards and wallabies. The kiosk at the end for a coffee/hot choc was a nice way to end. Super nice...we got back just after 4pm as they were about to close and he was more than happy to tend to 4 weary walkers. Very happy.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ormiston Gorge was incredible. We walked up to the lookout which was much easier than I thought and what a view! Our 6 and 9 year olds were even impressed. It was too cold to swim in the water - maybe in Summer I would have. Lots to see and do and they even had flushing toilets. The West Macs need robe on everyone's bucket list. No photos or explanations do it justice. You need to see it for yourself.

Thank Janet B
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