West Macs Day Tour

From: $155.00

All aboard!  A Full Day out.
7am pickup from Ross River

We’re off on a bus for the day to experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges.

We tour through these amazing ranges all day and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim if you’re game in August!.


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Meet at the entrance to Ross River Homestead for the buses.

You’ll see spectacular outback scenery and have ample photo opportunities as we travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites.

Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge.

Our next stop is at Ormiston for a buffet lunch. On our way back to Alice Springs, we stop to spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display.

In the winter months, these mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return journey to Alice Springs.

We’ll be back at Ross River approximately 6.30pm

What's Included

Each day tour includes:

Morning tea
Fresh Buffet Lunch
Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
Experienced, friendly tour guide
Air-conditioned transport
Entry fee to Standley Chasm

What to Bring

Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
Strong, non-slip walking shoes
Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)

Event Details

Don’t forget your camera! Every moment of this memorable one day tour is worth capturing.

You’ll visit:

  • Simpsons Gap
  • Standley Chasm
  • Ochre Pits
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Glen Helen
  • Ellery Creek Bighole
  • Flynn Memorial
Optional swim at Ellery Creek Bighole (summer only)

All activities are considered very safe for all age groups. They do not require a high level of fitness or agility.

Start time: 07:00 ACST

End time: 16:00 ACST

Venue: Departing Ross River Homestead