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Ochre Pits

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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8951 8250
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Vandals Use Aboriginal Sacred Site As A Playground ( FRIDAY 6th OCT )

This place is still the subjected to vandalism here are a Australian family teaching their children... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Phil820
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Inverloch, Australia
Very nice spot

A great stop with some ford information boards around the place. The kids had fun looking at the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
simette06
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Perth, Australia
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8951 8250
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place is still the subjected to vandalism here are a Australian family teaching their children how mum and dad have been taught.. Digging away the rock with dads car keys See Photo's After collecting the rocks the kids got back up to the track...More

Thank Phil820
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A great stop with some ford information boards around the place. The kids had fun looking at the different colours and formations.

Thank simette06
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A good stop along the road. Easy access with only 300 m walk to a quite stunning place with an interesting story behind. Read the signs and enjoy.

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Only a 5 minute walk; the colors are great and signage provides understanding of the use and importance of the Ochre.

Thank Lancelot R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

You won't need to spend long here, but it is quite interesting. A short walk from the car park. Some interesting colours.

Thank paulg19688
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Its a small attraction and not many people go there! But ochre once used by aboriginals for paintings in form of big rocks is very colorful! If you are in West MasDonnel Ranges, stop by for a quick look.

Thank Lavi1205
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The pits are a short walk from the carpark. There is a short paved track to a scenic outlook and then stairs down to the beautiful cliff face. All the dessert colours in the cliffs are lovely, but it's not huge. Worth a stop as...More

Thank Liveyourpassion
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Not really worth the time if you're already familiar with Aboriginal use of Ochre paint. Just a river bed with various colours of clay used by the local tribes. No demonstrations of Ochre painting. Only a short walk and wheelchair-friendly.

Thank laurencesmart
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Stunning cliffs of ochre arising from a dry Ricky creek bed on the Larapinta Road. Easy walk from the car park. Colors of the ochre range from Crimson to Gold. Beautiful. The history of their use is also interesting.

1  Thank Rosemary T
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Although you only need to spend about 15 mins here, it is definitely worth seeing. the colours in the rocks, are beautiful & fascinating.

Thank may58
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