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Mount Gillen

Larapinta Drive | 10 km due west of Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Trail hike to the summit

The best time to do this walk is about an hour before daybreak or an hour before sunset. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John K
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Awesome

I try to walk up Mt Gillen every week end the walk is not for the faint hearted it is quite a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Philip W
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Alice Springs, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best time to do this walk is about an hour before daybreak or an hour before sunset. Make sure to take a torch, about 500 ml of water and trail shoes with good grip. It is ok to walk it during the day, but...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I try to walk up Mt Gillen every week end the walk is not for the faint hearted it is quite a strenuous steep walk, having said that you can do if you allow plenty of time and take it easy, on reaching the summit...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The track up to mount Gillen has lots of loose rocks and there is an element of rock climbing involved. Definitely not for those that are not fit but for those that want to get the blood pumping its a great walk. Sunset up on...More

Thank Barefoot1966
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sunrise, be careful because when it's dark there can be snakes or rocks coming out of no where. Easy for experienced walkers and fit people. If normal people it would take serveral breaks

Thank enochistravel
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track and not officially a climb, more a track worn by locals, this is an awesome treck with beautiful views. You need a decent level of fitness and need to be able to climb up rocks to get to the peak, it's...More

Thank Jacki D
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I can see it from my daughter's house as it's part of the MacDonnell Ranges running from east to west at the southern extreme of Alice Springs. Every so often I drive to The John Flynn Memorial with daughter's dog and walk round the bottom...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Mt Gillen offers stunning breathtaking views of australias outback! Climbing to the top can be challenging due to the locals and the weather. But if you can manage, its worth visiting

Thank Jase W
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Is a must if you like outdoors, be careful because is a long way and you need to climb just a little bit. The views from the top area amazing!!

Thank Axel V
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Climbed up Mount Gillen with work colleagues tonight. Not sure why I didn't click that it was a) going to be a climb or b) actually a mountain but it was definitely worth it. One of our group stopped about halfway up but from there...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was shocked when my husband informed me we were climbing to the top of the summit of Mt Gillen but it was worth every step and every rock we climbed and scrambled over. The 2.5 hour return trip was satisfying and not to be...More

Thank thimbella
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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
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Derekertel
22 March 2015|
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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
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