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- the jewel of the Arrernte/Central desert region,50kms west of Alice Springs off Larapinta drive, surrounded by MacDonnell Ranges National Park, Access via natural riverbed trail (1.2km/20min walk),natural growth rare cycads Macromesia Macdonelliae...more
1 Jay Creek Road | Hugh NT 0872, West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit and have no problem paying a small entrance fee ($12?) to the owners for upkeep. The track in is now better & well maintained & an easy grade for most. The facilities were clean as well. Now the Chasm is the attraction ans...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this is a private area, a (stiff) entry price is required, but the track to the chasm is well maintained and easy to walk. several signs explain the fascinating geology of the area. However, when you are not interested in geology it may be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The kiosk is what you expect in the middle of nowhere: clean, open and relatively friendly. Fortunately there is a spectacular chasm and walking trail that makes stopping here a must do out of Alice Springs. This is Aboriginal Owned And Operated and a fee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Overpriced! This was the only place along the West MacDonnell Range that we had to pay to enter. It was also the dirties, with poorly maintained path, info boards and facilities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nickytravels2014
Reviewed 4 October 2018

As part of the Emu Run Experience tour of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the most iconic and well known gorge is the ''Standley Chasm'' or Ankerle. The kiosk located on the Jay Creek is the entry point to this fascinating red rock formation, probably the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Walked through the Chasm with a local tour guide Kevin who greatly impressed with his quiet, extensive knowledge of the area and dry sense of humor. All facilities were clean and well maintained

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeanettetraveller
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Wife and I visited 22/9/18 expecting dust and struggling vegetation consistent with the season, albeit in an amazing location. We were extremely pleased to find a veritable oasis, with a bitumen road all the way. After paying our admission we self guided to the actual...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daryl P
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Standley Chasm is located 50km west of Alice Springs and it is the only privately owned gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges. (It is owned by Aboriginal family, entrance fee is about $15 per person. We did not see Aboriginals working anywhere – only backpackers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RSV_12
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I liked the Standly Chasm. We took the early time, around 10 A.M. We had to walk 45 minutes to get there and then we waited until the sun was at the right place for the rocks to turn completely red. It was gorgeous. In...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I spent about a week in Alice Springs with my friend. We did a lot of the usual tourist activities but our time at Standley Chasm was the best experience. We booked in for the Angkerle Cultural Experience which is a half day tour. On...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sarah J
9 June 2018|
Response from Standley_Chasm | Property representative |
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Sam O
10 April 2017|
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Response from Standley_Chasm | Property representative |
Standley Chasm ANGKERLE ATWATYE is a significant Aboriginal cultural site, operated commercially as a tourist enterprise by the local Arrernte Community. It is independently owned, NOT by NT Parks & Wildlife, and receives NO... More