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Home| Experiences| Australia| Uluru & Outback Tours| Wildlife Experiences|West MacDonnell Ranges/Tjoritja Day Tour

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!

  • Money Icon $185 Per Person
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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

Can I get a pick-up from Alice Springs on the day of the tour?

Given the tour departs early from Alice Springs (between 6:00-6:30am), guests must arrive the day prior to the tour and stay 1-night. Once your Alice Springs accommodation is booked, please let the supplier know and they can arrange a pickup on the day of the tour. Airport to accommodation transfer pre and post tour is not included.

How fit do I need to be for this tour?

A minimum moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. The length of walks will be between 2km to 6km, over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests. Therefore a medium/high level of fitness is required and a doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30 days prior to travel).

What kind of vehicle do we travel in for this tour?

You will be travelling in an all-terrain 4×4 range eco-tour bus, uniquely designed to handle the harshest of terrains and off-road tracks. The maximum number of passengers on these tours is 15-21 people, with a minimum requirement of 8 people to guarantee the departure.

What is the temperature like in the Northern Territory?

The weather in the Northern Territory can fluctuate and be extreme. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 40+ degrees Celsius in the dry season and in the evening the temperature drops dramatically. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing. In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

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.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

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