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by xuessium

I visited the West MacDonnell ranges with Emu Run Tours. The day-trip consisted of visits to Flynn's Grave, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Bighole, Orche Pits, Ormiston Gorge & Glen Helen for A$99 tea, lunch and park entrance fee included (circa 2003).

Simpson`s Gap, located near Alice Springs, as the name implies, is a natural gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges and was the second stop.

A little way along Larapinta Drive is an information centre, and the gap is some 7kms from the main road. Simpson's Gap is one of the most frequently visited in the ranges and a colony of Rock Wallabies can usually be seen there (yes, I saw them hopping among the rocks, unbelievable!) on the steep hillside to the right of the riverbed leading to the water-hole in the Gap.

Toilets, barbecue facilities and picnic facilities are provided.

Address: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Website: http://www.emurun.com.au/tours_d.php?ID=6

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 3, 2005
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