West MacDonnell Ranges National Park

The West MacDonnell Ranges National Park features many gorges, waterholes and chasms. While staying at Alice Springs, we spent most of our time exploring these, including the ochre pits still used by the traditional owners, the Arrente. As we moved around we came by a couple of hikers walking the 223km Larapinta Trail. Our bike ride from the John Flynn grave site to Simpsons Gap was a real highlight, taking us past rocky landscapes, native birds and a roving dingo.

MacDonnell Ranges

West MacDonnell Ranges

John Flynn grave

Flynn of the Inland grave

Bike path

Bike path FG to SG

Simpsons Gap

Simpson Gap2

Standley Chasm

Standley Chasm

Ellery Creek Big Hole

Ellery Creek Big Hole (2)

Ochre pits

Ochre pits1

Ochre pits 3

Ormiston Gorge

Ormiston Gorge