West MacDonnell National Park, West MacDonnell National Park

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West MacDonnell National Park, 644 km (400 mi) long, is a series of mountain ranges in the center of Australia, containing a number of gaps and gorges. In many locations along the range, you can see ancient aboriginal art. bushwalking trails vary in distance. For example, the Larapinta Trail is 223 km (139 mi) long and runs along the backbone of the range. You can also take a one-hour or half-day journey aboard the so-called "ship of the desert," a camel-riding experience through the scenic Ilparpa Valley. For a view from above, hire a helicopter to fly you over the most notable red quartzite rock formations, some of which are over 300 million years old. Put West MacDonnell National Park into our West MacDonnell National Park road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • So many gorges and interesting sops across the entire Macdonnell ranges. We took over a week to see most of it and there is still some to see when we return.  more »
  • Great day well planned fabulous food brilliznt guide Kieren.Recommend you do it The stops were well distanced and planned.Not too much walking.A great day.Remember fly masks tho.  more »
  • Just go here! Absolutely amazing place. While there may not be heaps to do, the views here are absolutely spectacular. I can't wait to come back here in the future. Simply stunning.
  • One of the best parks to visit, plenty of gorges, excellent scenic walking paths. Plenty of places for accommodation We spent 5 days not completing all the places. I am coming back to complete the remaining places it is just beautiful and scenic

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