Kalarranga Lookout Circuit
Western Arrernte Country

45 min to 1 h 15 min

2.8 km

↑ 39 m
↓ -39 m

Easy track
Starting from Palm Valley Campground, Namatjira, this circuit walk takes you to the Kalarranga Lookout and back, exploring the sandstone formations of Finke Gorge National Park along the way. The lookout provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the natural amphitheatre and surrounding arid land. You’ll probably be by yourself, and that fact will add more to the remote feel of the desert. Take in the views of the rugged cliffs and kilometres of red hills as you make your way up & down the lookout. Try to time your walk and experience an exceptional sunset at Kalparranga. 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 Kalarranga Lookout carpark as well. 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. 
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