1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

See Some of Our Nation’s Most Memorable Landscapes

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Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour.

Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges.

We tour through these amazing ranges all day and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the warmer months.

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

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.

Each day tour includes:

Morning tea


Accommodation pick-up and drop-off

Experienced, friendly tour guide

Air-conditioned transport

Entry fee to Standley Chasm


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), and the Ochre Pits.


Our next stop is at Ormiston Gorge for a sit-down 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.

Please refer to the booking calendar for pricing.

Tickets for this MacDonnell Ranges tour sell fast. Claim your spot today to avoid disappointment.

Effective 1 APRIL 2022, a 1.3% credit card surcharge will be added at checkout and is non-refundable.

What are the departure and return times?

We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:45 am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30 pm.

Can I bring my family?

Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour and are charged at a child rate.

All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.

What should I bring on the tour?

Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)

Water bottle (at least 1 litre)

Strong, non-slip walking shoes

Hat (wide-brimmed is best)





Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)

How many people are on each tour?

We have a maximum of 36 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus.

How fit do I have to be?

There is a variety of short walks on this tour that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels.

By booking our tours, you confirm you have read and accepted our conditions of travel, including the terms and conditions and cancellation policy. 

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