Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in West Macdonnell NP

Larapinta Trail (nr Stanley Chasm) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6-10Height gain (m)250Route findingModerate
RouteStanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm
NotesStanley Chasm is one of the most impressive narrow gaps in the Macdonnell ranges, with the Larapinta Trail providing an easy route to access the also impressive surrounding steep mountains. A difficult scrambling route is possible up from the narrow valley beyond the chasm to join up with the Larapinta Trail.
Ghost Gum along Larapinta Trail to Jay Creek near Stanley Chasm, Stanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm Section, Larapinta Trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah866

Flowers along Larapinta Trail, 1km from Stanley Chasm towards Jay Creek, Stanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm Section, Larapinta Trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah867

Stanley Chasm from along Larapinta Trail, 1km from Stanley Chasm towards Jay Creek, Stanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm Section, Larapinta Trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah868

 
Ormiston Pound Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteOrmiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit
NotesA classic Central Australian walk along sandy river beds beneath colourful cliffs and higher to dry spinifex plains.
Pool in Ormiston Gorge, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah856

Ormiston Gorge from eastern entrance, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah857

Path through Ormiston Pound leading to south, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah858

Pool in Ormiston Gorge from Ghost Gum lookout, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah859

Stanley Chasm narrows Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteStanley Chasm narrows trail
NotesA short walk into one of Australia's most impressive chasms. The sun lights up the narrow chasm briefly near midday.
Stanley Chasm first narrows near midday, Stanley Chasm narrows trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah864

   
Stanley Chasm side gorges Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)200Route findingModerate - Difficult
RouteStanley Chasm - Side Gorges beyond trail
NotesInteresting short walks lead up beyond Stanley Chasm, into the narrow canyons and precipitous hillsides. A place for some more adventurous exploration.
Macdonnell Cycad and Ghost Gum in side gorge above the first narrows in Stanley Chasm, Stanley Chasm - Side Gorges beyond trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah862

Macdonnell Cycad in side gorge above the first narrows in Stanley Chasm, Stanley Chasm - Side Gorges beyond trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah863