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'.
Day 1 (Lunch)

 

Departing from Alice Springs at approximately 6.00 am, our adventure begins as we travel towards the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges.

 

Our first stop is Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the “Ghost Gum Walk”, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor and Ormiston Waterhole.

 

Enjoy a BBQ or picnic lunch at Ormiston Gorge.

 

Afterwards, we journey on to the Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site offering a unique experience to view the Ochre deposit still used to this day by the Traditional owners. See the natural ochres that have provided materials for Indigenous people for thousands of years.

 

Travelling on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the local Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata.

 

Late in the afternoon we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 5.30pm.

 

 
• Ormiston Gorge • Ghost Gum Walk • Ochre Pits • BBQ Lunch • Ellery Creek Big Hole

Inclusions

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

Features

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