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My favorite thing in Alice

This was my favorite thing to do do in Alice so far and I'm surprised it's not higher on the list... read more

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What a view

This is not a climb for those who are not sure footed or reasonably fit. Has some very steep... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
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Larapinta Drive | 10 km due west of Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite thing to do do in Alice so far and I'm surprised it's not higher on the list. There isn't any mountain as high that is nearly as doable as Gillen in the area. The hike and boldering-like climbing can be done...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is not a climb for those who are not sure footed or reasonably fit. Has some very steep slippery gradients with a final small cliff face to climb which can be very dangerous if you were to slip coming down. The path to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Right in the middle of the Red Centre sits Alice Springs. A little outback ''city'' with all the mod cons you would expect to find on the coast. It is surrounded by the West McDonnell Ranges which form a backdrop for this great little outback...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank William B
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Early start, but should have been earlier - takes about 45mins to complete the climb (and it is a climb, you need to be pretty fit to reach the top). Sunrise was 6.30pm but gets bright about 6 - recommend you be there at least...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Excellent views over Alica and beyond. The walk has a challenging final climb but well worth the effort.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NedMoyer
Reviewed 1 August 2018

not for the faint hearted, it's a real workout on the whole body. The last section in particular is difficult, but well worth the views. One should be warned though of the level of difficulty.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank edwina72
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We started our walk at 6am and made it in time for sunrise just after 7. Some bits are tough but it’s well worth it. Give it a go if you’re fit (our 12 year old did it without any complaints).

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank RooBoy16
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This will take 45 minuets for first climbers Once u reach there is a good feel .Its good to start in the early morning

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Shiju G
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This hike was the highlight of our trip to Alice Springs. At the top, you have 360 degree views of the region. It took only 2 hours there and back. Wear hiking boots and bring water. The trail was pretty easy but the last stretch...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Welovetheroad
Reviewed 28 January 2018

If you're not super fit it can be a bit tough but you are rewarded at the end with an amazing view and sense of achievement! You will probably need to set aside a few hours to make it up and back. Sling on your...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tegan R
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Kate E
25 March 2018|
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Response from 672calvinm | Reviewed this property |
Hiking boots.
Kathryn C
14 June 2015|
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Response from Nifa9 |
Go through the gate about 100 m west of the monument at Flynns grave, and follow the path that leads generally west. If you miss the path continue west until you meet the old fence that runs north-south due north of the... More
22 March 2015|
Response from john h | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Technically camping is not permitted on the top of Mt Gillen, as it is not in any way a designated camp area,having said that people have done it before, if you carry some light camping gear up and are prepared for a... More