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Ormiston Gorge and Pound

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Address: West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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US$92.95*
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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs
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4-Day 4WD Camping Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour

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A definite favourite

This was my favourite place in the MacDonnell Ranges and one of my favourites across the whole of our trip. The Gorge was an easy and fairly short walk from the carpark. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Yarra Glen
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Yarra Glen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favourite place in the MacDonnell Ranges and one of my favourites across the whole of our trip. The Gorge was an easy and fairly short walk from the carpark. The cliffs rose up steeply and redly above a cool, peaceful looking waterhole. There was a large sandy beach along one side of the water, with fascinating gum... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into walking and exploring the gorge, then this is the place you will enjoy - but not during summer!! It will get very hot and you need plenty of drinking water. Some great walk trails and if you happen to be there just after some major rains, it is even more spectacular.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Relatively strenuous but short walk to lookout. Definitely worth the view. Excellent water hole but beware the water is deep so may not be suitable for kids

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Bought a coffee at the kiosk and it was as good as they advertise it to be. The gorge was beautiful, it would be a great place to cool off in the warmer months

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have seen a lot in Australia but Ormiston Gorge is onenof the most impressive places I have been to! The steep walls on top of you when hiking and swimming theough the gorge are just overwhelming. The colours, the peace!! Absolutely amazing place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We did the Ghost Gum Walk. The beautiful lake at the end is gorgeous, serene! surrounded by big red rocks, its so calm in there and the red reflection looks amazing! 2-3 leisurely easy walk offers some great views!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited Ormiston Gorge from Alice Springs in our own hire car. It is about 128km on bitumen road, but so lovely & peaceful. The gorge was pretty full of water, having had a wetter winter in Australia & we both ventured in for a swim in the cool water. Flocks of green budgies singing & parrots were readily seen,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Really nice campground with shower and toilets. The swimming hole was gorgeous and perfect after a hot day travelling. Wish we could have stayed longer as we didn't get out the water to do the walks we wanted to do....next time :)

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Drysdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The camping here is reasonable. There are flush toilets and showers. There is a restaurant, shop on site as well as plenty of parking for day visitors. The gorge itself and the Ghost Gum walk are lovely calm places to be. The Pound walk is not difficult until you have to wade thru the water at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this spot!! The ormiston gorge is absolutely stunning and you can't beat the iced coffee at the cafe. One of my favourite memories on my Australian adventure defintely had to be pulling up to the cafe at 430 pm, seeing the sign say "close" and me saying "oh man they closed, I guess I can't get that coffee" (which... More 

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