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Macdonnell RegionNamatjira (4) → Finke Gorge National Park | Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park | Hugh
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Found 4 walks

Ellery Big Hole Circuit
26 km circuit
7 h, 12 h to 2 days
Ellery Big Hole Circuit
26 km
Circuit

Walk
7 h, 12 h to 2 days

Starting from the Ellery Creek South Day Use Area, Namatjira, this walk explores the sixth and seventh sections of the Larapinta Trail -- both old & new. Expect a relatively undulating track that offers you panoramic views of Alice Valley and beyond. You’ll get great angles of the West MacDonnell Range as well. Keep an eye out for spinifex pigeons and wedge-tailed eagles while you’re comparing the old & new tracks to each other. They’re among the many species that reside in this area. Early mornings and late afternoons are your best bet to spot them. Enjoy the land formations and the unique ambiance of the desert as you make your way through the arid land. The newer shelter at Ellery Creek North features elevated tent pads, a toilet and a water tank (treat before consuming). It can be a great place to spend the night, letting you stargaze without any interruptions as it is also quite secluded. Although, keep in mind that there’s no vehicle access there. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Dolomite Walk
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Ellery Creek Big Hole - West MacDonnell NP
Ellery Creek North - Larapinta Trailhead Shelter (6/7)
Larapinta Trail Information
Picnic Shelter
Trig Point

Places & Areas
Australia
Northern Territory
Macdonnell Region
Namatjira
Hugh
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park


Kalarranga Lookout Circuit
2.8 km circuit
45 min to 1 h 15 min
Mpulungkinya / Palm Valley Track
13.1 km circuit
3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min
Mpulungkinya / Palm Valley Track
13.1 km
Circuit

Walk
3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min

Starting from Palm Valley Campground, Namatjira, this circuit walk takes you into a gorge along Palm Creek, exploring the arid land of Finke River National Park along the way. Getting its name from the Red Cabbage Palms it’s home to, this part of the desert is unique in terms of flora. The said palms are only found here and some of them are more than 300 years old. There are also heaps of cycads and the occasional Ghost Gum along the track. The track is generally undulating and there are mattings placed by the rangers on the soft parts of the sand for better traction. The said rangers offer interactive events/activities from May to October which are a great way to socialize and learn more about the area. Keep in mind that there’s very little shade along the track. A 4WD vehicle with good clearance is required to get to the starting point. The road/track may be inaccessible after heavy rainfall, so check road conditions beforehand. You can use the commercial tours to come from Alice Springs if you don’t own a 4WD vehicle. The track can be started from the end of the 4WD road/track as well, shortening the loop. Let us begin by acknowledging the Western Arrernte people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Palm Valley
Palm Valley Campground

Places & Areas
Australia
Northern Territory
Macdonnell Region
Namatjira
Finke Gorge National Park




Found 4 walks