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Ormiston Gorge and Pound

West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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“warm shower” (3 reviews)
“ghost gums” (7 reviews)
“gas bbq” (4 reviews)
West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

West MacDonnell National Park. After a beautiful day visiting many Spectacular gorges our last stop was Ormiston Gorge, easy and not so easy walks, a near permanent waterhole to cool off and ideal for Swimming. Then into the Kiosk to be greeted by the very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for 3 nights and walked for 3 days, and loved every moment of it. Good café at the day visitor area, and fabulous gorge, better than most around this area. Walk around the Ormiston Pound is spectacular.

Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the walk of the ghost gums. Simply glorious! Fairly easy walk which keeps surprising at every turn.

Thank Bergzz
Reviewed 14 July 2017

One of, if not the most spectacular and picturesque gorge in the Ranges. A good range of walks for all levels of fitness.

Thank Warwick D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Well looked after campground with kiosk, toilet facilities were clean, showers hot when the sun is out 😊 The gorge walk not to be missed...

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here overnight whilst walking the Larapinta Trail. Red and his wife are the most friendliest people and have the best food. Welcomed after 12 days of dehydrated food. The steak sandwich; vege burger; cakes and slices and then dinners put into trays absolutely beautiful...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Had a lovely walk here amazing views from the top of the Gorge and then also when walking down to the bottom of the Gorge. sandy beach at the bottom that families were making use of. Great service at the Kiosk , lovely carrot cake...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great location with awesome views the opportunity to swim followed by a BBQ on the facilities provided or something from the café if that is your preference.

Thank Lancelot R
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Another excellant gorge to visit in the West Macdonnell ranges. We did the walks up to the lookout, where you get excellant views and back down through the gorge. The water holes are amazing to see when you realize how dry the area can be...More

Thank ANDY F
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Do not miss. It is very close to Glen Helen Resort and only takes a few minutes to drive. Go to lookout and the waterhole.

Thank Fleur61
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30 May 2016|
Response from Stephen F | Reviewed this property |
sorry this reply is so late....need to check these more often. If you are not already here, I'd advise stopping overnight in Alice Springs then head out the following day....you don't want to be on these roads from dusk or... More
21 May 2016|
Response from JohMarianne |
Yes the roads are all sealed
19 May 2016|
Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean all the gorges in the national park? You can actually walk to most of the gorges and park the car at the parking. Ormiston gorge has a big parking. Many people also came with 2wd car, so no worries :)