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From Alice Springs: West MacDonnell Ranges Bus Tour

4.7 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Alice Holiday Tours

From Alice Springs: West MacDonnell Ranges Bus Tour

Activity provider: Alice Holiday Tours

From US$ 93.82 per person

Enjoy views of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this half-day tour from Alice Springs. See some of the major local landmarks, including Anzac Hill, John Flynn's Resting Place, Simpson Gap & Standly Chasm.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby for your driver.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through a valley with a unique microclimate at Standley Chasm
  • Stop to capture photos of natural wonders like Simpsons Gap
  • Get the chance to view John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve
  • Look for native wildlife like black-footed rock-wallabies
  • Discover Australian war history at the Anzac Hill memorial
Full description

Experience the beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this tour from Alice Springs. Head to must-see locations like Anzac Hill, Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve, Simpsons Gap, and Standley Chasm. Marvel at natural wonders and stop at some local memorials.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Alice Springs. Sit back and relax in the comfortable bus on your way to Anzac Hill. Stop for panoramic views over the town of Alice Springs and the surrounding MacDonnell ranges. Learn about the war memorial at Anzac Hill.

Travel to John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve where the Reverend Flynn was laid to rest. Hear about Flynn, the founder of Royal Flying Doctor Service. Enjoy the changing colors of the West MacDonnell Ranges from this location and get some photos. Continue to the towering cliffs of Simpsons Gap. Discover why this area is important to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people. Stroll along a dry creek bed to a dramatic gap in the MacDonnell Ranges.

Try to spot some local wildlife like black-footed rock-wallabies at the watering hole. Head to the dramatic Standley Chasm geological formation. Standley Chasm is operated by Arrernte aboriginal family members who are direct descendants of the Aboriginal people who have lived in the area for thousands of years. Experience the unique landscapes created by the micro-climate in this valley.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Tea, coffee, water, and soft drinks
  • Light snacks
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Had a lovely morning, overall. The scenery was spectacular! Only down side was not enough time to fully appreciate the scenery, stop to watch a lizzard, take photos, etc. in order to get back to the bus on time. Our tour guide was very well informed, about the First Nations peoples in the area and the history with European settlement. I was surprised and delighted to learn more about John Flynn's impact and contribution to the region, including, of course the Royal Flying Doctor Service, but also well beyond that including opportunities for education of children in remote areas. Also, even though I might not often visit war memorials, I very much enjoyed the view of Alice Springs and the whole surrounding area from Anzac Hill.

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October 8, 2022

Due to another group cancelling we were the only people on the tour and it was fantastic. Knowledgeable, respectful and interesting our tour guide was sensational we learned a lot ! Simpson's Gap was gorgeous as was Standley Chasm. We were even lucky enough to see some wild camels and feed them! Highly recommended

September 7, 2022

Mahesh was an excellent guide. Overall a very good tour that we enjoyed. Would recommend.

October 15, 2022

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