Western MacDonnell Ranges (Australia) Reviews
Newest Review: ... stop was Standley Chasm which is located 50km from Alice and named after the first teacher who came to Alice in 1914 she was called Ida Standley. In 1925, the school for children of Aboriginal descent was moved from Alice Springs to Jay Creek (Iwupataka) and Mrs Standley was the matron. While she was at Jay Creek she became the first non-Aboriginal woman to visit the chasm and that now bears her name. There was a 20 min walk to the chasm across rocks and through a creek bed filled with cycads, ferns and Red river gums. The walls are red and the chasm very narrow and extremely tall. They are best seen at midday when the sun makes the w... more
Customer Western MacDonnell Ranges (Australia) Reviews (1)
by - written on 18/07/09, updated on 16/08/11 (Very useful, 162 readings)
THE WEST MACDONNELL RANGES: These hills are part of the MacDonnell Ranges which run parallel east and west of Alice Springs and were named after the governor of New South Wales at the time, Sir Richard MacDonnell. The highest peak, Mount Zeil is about 5000ft so they are not huge mountains but as everything else around here is flat they become quite noticeable. The landscape is stunning particularly for its vivid red colour and rock gorges. Some of the rock folds are like geography text book drawings they are so perfect. Simpson's Gap: We were up at 7am and out for 8am for our trip to the West McDonnell Ranges. Our first stop was ... Read the complete review
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