Serpentine Gorge
Serpentine Gorge
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Michelle M
Sydney, Australia197 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Sign posted turn off, 5km dirt road access. Shaded information shelter. Easy, 1.3km flat, dirt and rocky walking path mainly along dry creek bed. Shaded by trees as you get further along and closer to the gorge. Keep and eye out for large lizards basking on the rocks. Small waterhole, no swimming. Some shade depending on time of dy. A challenging lookout is about half way along.
Written 29 September 2023
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia332 contributions
June 2022
Absolutely stunning gorge. So picturesque and calming. Bit of a walk to get into the gorge but not a hard walk but at the end when you reach gorge it is so stunning and calming. Just sit on one of the rocks and just take it all in.
Written 7 August 2022
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,809 contributions
June 2021
Serpentine Gorge is yet another picturesque waterhole in the West Macs, although it is quite a bit smaller than others like Ellery Creek Big Hole or Ormiston. What adds to its appeal is the view from the lookout adopt the towering cliff beside the waterhole. It is a steep climb of about 10-15 minutes, but the steps are well made and it is by no means a rough track. And once you reach the top (and get your breath back) you will be blown away by the views - in all directions
Written 2 July 2021
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Janine P
Red Deer, Canada2,527 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you have been visiting all the other gorges along the highway, this one is pretty much the same as the others.. The difference here is the lookout which is similar to the Kings Canyon. It’s about 3 km off the highway on an unsealed road There are over 200 rock steps to get to the lookout so good fitness and footwear is a must, but the reward awaits at the top! Fenced and I fenced lookout spots.
Written 7 January 2020
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,811 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Gorge is 2WD accessible from Alice Springs. The walking trail from carpark to gorge is 1.1km each way. A bit rougher than Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm tracks, but well maintained and be do-able by most. Water levels are low in May 2019 but the early morning light on the gorge walls is captivating. Need to bring own food and water as limited facilities here. No entry fee.
Written 2 June 2019
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,983 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
You need a modicum of fitness to take the steep, winding path to the lookout but once you get your breath back it is well worth the effort ! We were there in the dry so the water levels were at minimum but like all the National Park it is a beautiful piece of Oz ! A fairly dusty & long walk in from the car park so take lots of H2O and you will enjoy the serenity.
Written 29 November 2018
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Scott W
Glen Iris, Australia604 contributions
July 2018 • Family
Less spectacular than other gorges in the West Macs, but worth seeing if you still have tine left in your day. Access to the gorge floor is via a wide dirt track, but even in July we could not progress beyond the entrance of the gorge because of pooled water. There is a 15min (steep) climb to a lookout which provides and excellent view of the gorge beyond the entrance. Access to Serpentine Gorge is via a dirt road off Namatjira Drive.
Written 5 July 2018
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TravelDNA
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,093 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
From all the visits along this highway this was the least. Not much to see and has poor path you can skip this one.
Written 2 December 2017
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Lancelot R
9 contributions
June 2017 • Family
Unsealed road with lovely gorge with permanent water. The lookout is a medium difficulty climb but worth the effort.
Written 29 June 2017
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Openfj0re
258 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We made the dirt road trip in a rental car which was a bit slow, but no real problem. The walk to the gorge was pretty dull, but the lookout trail was steep and tough in a good way, and view at the top is well worth it. This is the only really nice stop we went to in the McDonnell ranges.
Written 4 August 2016
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