Alice Springs Campervanning: West MacDonnell National Park
Right in the middle of the 'red centre' of Australia, Alice Springs is the classic example of outback Australia. Harsh beauty characterises the stark landscape, and impressive geographical features and weird and wonderful wildlife make this the ultimate touring destination for anyone who chooses to hire a campervan.
The majority of people head south to Ayers Rock, or Uluru as its now known, but a closer and just as rewarding excursion is a tour of the West Macdonnell Ranges.
Known for its red walled gorges and deep swimming holes, a round trip taking in all of the main attractions in the ranges is only 300 kilometres long, but there is so much to see and do you could take as long as you like on the trip and still be kept busy. The first attraction you reach is Simpsons Gap, a natural waterhole surrounded by cliffs and ghost gums that is just a taste of things to come. Enjoy watching the black footed rock wallabies bound amongst the rocks, and make use of the picnic facilities on offer.
Head on to Standley Chasm, a narrow rock cleft that rises to over eighty metres. Try and time your visit for midday, when the overhead sun reflects off the high walls in an array of orange and red colours. Just down the road from Standley is the Ellery Creek Big Hole, which has a reputation for being the coldest pool in the region! Its as beautiful as it is cold however, and because it is a permanent pool it supports a large amount of flora and fauna, so you are bound to see lots of wildlife here and some impressive vegetation.
More gorges await you exploration, including the Ormiston Gorge and Pound, and your penultimate destination of Glen Helen Gorge. Here there are camping and motel like facilities, so park your camper rental Alice Springs for a few days and base yourself to explore the surrounds. The gorge and the surrounds are as beautiful as anywhere else in the Ranges, and your time here will be made special by your friendly hosts.
So if West Macdonnell Ranges sound appealing, why not use the Quote Box above to check if any of our campervans are available for hire over your travel dates. If you have any questions check out our FAQ's page, or contact us directly.