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West MacDonnell Ranges/Tjoritja Day Tour From $185

Explore the vast West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, known as Tjoritja by the traditional owners. This UNESCO World Heritage site is full of rugged nature, beautiful panoramic views, unique wildlife and interesting history.

Some of the highlights of the day will leave you in awe. Visit Standley Chasm, a sacred Aboriginal gorge walk with towering red walls 60 metres high either side of you as you stroll. Enjoy Orminston Gorge’s beautiful landscape, and the mineral Ochre Pits many vivid colours. Treat yourself to a dip in the refreshing waters of Ellery Creek Big Hole to cool off from the heat of the Outback. Keep an eye out for wildlife, as the area serves as a refuge for native animals unique to the area such as the black footed rock wallaby.

You’ll be hiking roughly 3 – 4 km through diverse landscapes so have your walking boots ready. Top the day off with a delicious lunch that’s included, and an experienced guide gives you the opportunity to learn about the history of the area with comfort. This truly is a must see destination while you are in central Australia!

Trip Intinerary

West MacDonnell Ranges/Tjoritja Itinerary

Depart Alice Springs in the early morning, head to Standley Chasm, and 80 metre high gorge.
Visit Ellery Creek Big Hole for a refreshing swim in the middle of the desert.
Hike through the stunning Ormiston Gorge, surrounded by towering red walls.
See Simpsons Gap, a permanent waterhole where several dreaming trails and stories cross.
Make your way back to Alice Springs after a fun and adventurous day out.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Standley Chasm park entry fee
  • Morning tea & lunch
  • Guided bush walks (3-4 km, subject to fitness level)
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Hosted by an accredited outback driver guide
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Selected Alice Spring inner-city pick-up/drop-off points


  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal expenses

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

West MacDonnell Ranges/Tjoritja

1 Day Fully Guided West MacDonnell Ranges Tour With Commentary & City Pick-Up


What to bring

  • 2L Refillable water bottle
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Swimwear & beach towel
  • Comfortable walking shoes (tread closed-toe shoes)
  • All-weather comfortable light clothing
  • Tropical strength insect repellent
  • Flynet
  • Small day pack 5-7kg
  • Money for snacks and meals
  • Camera to capture every moment!

Pick Ups & Departures

Alice Motor Inn, 25 – 27 Undoolya Rd
Alice on Todd Apartments, 1 Strehlow St
Stay at Alice Springs Hotel Aurora, 11 Leichhardt Terrace
Best Western Elkira Court Motel, 65 Bath St
Crowne Plaza Lasseters, 93 Barrett Dr
G’day Mate Tourist Park, 23 Palm Circuit Ross
Haven Backpackers Resort, 3 Larapinta Sr
Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 34 Stott Terrace
Quest Alice Springs, 10 South Terrace
Swagmans Rest Apartments The, 67 Gap Rd

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Autopia Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 1 Day and 3 Days incur a 50.00% fee.
Between 3 Days and 28 Days incur a 25.00% fee.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should i do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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