1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Safari image
Spend the day with Wayoutback exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the picturesque Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole. Visit the world heritage listed Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site and take an afternoon swim at the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole. Enjoy a BBQ or picnic lunch with your fellow travellers and relax in this truly amazing part of 'The Territory'.
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, 7km from Alice Springs Along Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory Australia

Located due west of Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell National Park is known as Tjoritja by the traditional owners of the land and is considered of great significance in the local Arrernte Aboriginal culture.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ellery Creek Big Hole, West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

Ellery Creek Big Hole is one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ormiston Gorge, Namatjira Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

Hike the 1.5 hour Ghost Gum Walk taking in views of the majestic Gorge before following the trail as it descends down along the rocky floor to Ormiston Waterhole. Enjoy a BBQ lunch before we journey to the Ochre Pits.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ochre Pits, Namatjira Drive 112KM west of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

The Ochre Pits are a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the ochre deposits still used to this day by the Traditional owners.

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, BBQ or picnic lunch, and drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Lunch


Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) during business hours at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers