1 Day
Alice Springs, Red Centre & Uluru

Want to experience even more of the natural beauty and history that the Red Centre has to offer?

Well this West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip From Alice Springs is the perfect tour to add onto any trip to the Red Centre.

Make sure you have your camera ready as you stop off at some of the most stunning locations in Australia – including the likes of Simpsons Gap, the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge in the morning, as well as stopping at Standley Chasm for morning tea!

After a delicious buffet lunch you’ll head back to Alice Springs via a stop at Ellery Creek Big Hole – one of the most pristine waterholes in Australia. Make sure you have your swimming gear at the ready for a refreshing dip!

This day trip is the perfect compliment to go alongside any Uluru tour and a great way to make the most of your stay in Alice Springs.

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Don’t forget your camera! Every moment of this memorable one day tour is worth capturing.

You’ll visit:

  • Simpsons Gap
  • Standley Chasm
  • Ochre Pits
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Glen Helen
  • Ellery Creek Bighole
  • Flynn Memorial
  • Optional swim at Ellery Creek Bighole (summer only)

All activities are considered very safe for all age groups. They do not require a high level of fitness or agility.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

Each day tour includes:

  • Morning tea
  • Fresh Buffet Lunch
  • Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
  • Experienced, friendly tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Entry fee to Standley Chasm

TOUR ITINERARY: 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

7:45 AM

Your guide will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation.

You’ll see spectacular outback scenery and have ample photo opportunities as we travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites.


Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge.


Our next stop is at Glen Helen for a sit-down buffet lunch. On our way back to Alice Springs, we stop to spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!


The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display.

In the winter months, these mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return journey to Alice Springs.

You can expect to be back at your accommodation at approximately 5:30 pm.

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