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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
All reviews standley chasm entry fee alice springs larapinta trail scones mid day friendly staff soup nice walk easy walk car park an oasis short walk photo opportunities great coffee toilet facilities morning tea
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 government operational funding, requiring customers entry fees to remain accessible & fully insured. All the infrastructure built here over many years -our main walk pathway (now AS Grade1 "Wheelchair Accessible with Assistance (ramps)", picnic grounds, public toilets, camping facilities needs to be funded initially and then constantly maintained to be of service.
We find most people understand the fees as reasonable and necessary to maintain livelihoods, paying the normal overheads/suppliers/taxes, though this beautiful location has some site specific requirements - producing our own power (solar/diesel), water supply, staff accommodation & freight logistics.
Our community appreciates the wide public support it has, and is committed to developing a successful, sustainable engaging enterprise here. We plan to continue & develop the "local Artist on site" & "Indigenous Guiding" programs to expand its role as an important Central Australian Aboriginal cultural showcase