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“A great place.”

Standley Chasm Kiosk
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$144.46*
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Private Tour: Half-Day West MacDonnell Ranges 4WD Tour
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Owner description: - the jewel of the Arrernte/Central desert region,50kms west of Alice Springs off Larapinta drive, surrounded by MacDonnell Ranges National Park, Access via natural riverbed trail (1.2km/20min walk),natural growth rare cycads Macromesia Macdonelliae , protected by statute Spectacular 80m sheer face rock passage, optimum viewing time in Noon, direct sunlightKiosk Café - Fresh Ground Café, Scones, Icecreams, Meatpies, SodaGroup catering by bookings only Other menus -Grills /salad luncheon,TeasSouvenir shop & local Aboriginal crafts jewellery artefactsGood coach parking facilities – picnic tables/BBQBasic Facilities for Camping for walkers/groups
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“A great place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Standly Chasm is definitely worth a look. The walk in to the Chasm is easy enough although sometimes over the river bed and some rocks, but the scenery just walking in is beautiful. The Chasm itself is worth the walk, especially if done at the right time of day, roughly between 11am and 1pm, when the sun shines through the narrow opening and highlights the colours in the rock walls. The kiosk provides coffee and other drinks and food and has friendly staff. Although there is a fee whilst other places are free, it still should not be missed.

Visited April 2013
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Warragul, Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Simpson Gorge is better and no entrance fee!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

This was a disappointing experience. Firstly being charged $10.00 to walk a rough track to see the Chasm was a bit steep. The Chasm was ok to look at however is not as good viewing as the Simpson Gorge. It was a hot day (38 Degrees) and whilst only a 1.2 KM walk was not as easy as you think given the terrain. The staff at the kiosk were good and when returning asked us inside to cool down in the air conditioning. It was a good spot for av cool drink.

Visited April 2013
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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not worth the entry fee”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

The entry fee ($10 for adults) is a turn-off, especially as the other sites in the Western Macs are free. The operators would be better off allowing free entry to the chasm and focussing on providing a better kiosk service and other extras.

Visited April 2013
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Alice Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a private property but the very friendly staff and excellent manager don't own the place so no need to complain to them about the entrance fee.

Visited December 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is the palce to go for a little peace and quiet. The walk to the chasm itself is great for just taking in nature and the chasm is great for a little self reflection. If you time it right you'll the get the best view of the sun lighting up the rocks of the chasm, its worth it.

Visited February 2013
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