Simpsons Gap

Simpsons Gap, Alice Springs: Address, Phone Number, Simpsons Gap Reviews: 4.5/5

Simpsons Gap
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Jonique Life
Australia1,118 contributions
Simpsons Gap
Jul. 2021 • Couples
First gap we saw in the region and it is stunning! It is only a short walk to get here and near the far right close to the gap there is a rock area and we saw a small rock wallaby, it was around 7.30 am. We also did the Cassie Hill Walk nearby which is a short 1.8 km loop, you can grab the self guided walk pamphlet to learn more about plants along the way, which was fun! It is sealed roads all the way through, we took our caravan.

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Written 19 July 2021
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,020 contributions
Pretty good, but not the best of the gorges
Jun. 2021
Simpson's Gap is far from the most spectacular of the gorges in the West Macs - I found Standley Chasm, Serpentine Gorge, Ellery Big Hole and Ormiston all more impressive. But it has advantages in being close to Alice Springs (only 23 km), the gap is easily accessible from the carpark, and it has excellent BBQ and picnicking facilities. There is also a toilet block.
Written 30 June 2021
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mummalk
Leeton, Australia134 contributions
A must do when in Alice Springs
Apr. 2021 • Couples
A fantastic easy walk. The colours are simply amazing. You see the variety of colours up close. The bird life is amazing. So much to see.
Written 11 May 2021
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TravellingQldlanders
Morayfield, Australia898 contributions
Go slowly and take in the vegetation and wildlife
May 2021
Simple drive in with two-wheel drive car, toilet facilities. 20-minute return walk. We were lucky to get the chance to talk to the ranger at Simpsons Gap. He has been there for 11 years and had some great knowledge. He pointed out the Rock Wallabies and the Native figs.
Written 8 May 2021
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traveller77722
Hope Island, Australia712 contributions
Beautiful
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We recently travelled here with the Ghan and spent about an hour here. It’s beautiful, definitely worth a visit and if you go there stop and listen to the bark of the trees on the path to the gap, you can hear water being drawn into them. Loved our time there
Written 29 April 2021
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Robert K
Adelaide, Australia187 contributions
Taste of the West MacDonnells near Alice Springs
Oct. 2020
There are prettier (Ellery Creek Big Hole) or more spectacular (Ormiston Gorge) water holes in the West MacDonnell Ranges but Simpsons Gap has the advantage of being close to Alice Springs. It is 24 km by road or separate bicycle track and if you don't have time to visit Ellery Creek or Ormiston Gorge it is definitely worth the trip.
Take the time to climb Cassia Hill by the short informative trail.
Written 25 October 2020
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Chrispy4
Alice Springs, Australia34 contributions
Picnic Spot to behold
Sep. 2020 • Friends
A beautiful spot for some amazing photos and a nice walk, this is the place. Some fabulous unique gumtrees in the creek bed. Beautiful spot for a picnic rug and some lovely food and a drink. The scenery is so gorgeous and the amazing outdoors truly are worth a good look.
Written 27 September 2020
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Travelbug291
Bribie Island, Australia918 contributions
The Land of Wonder
Apr. 2020
Beautiful area, typical of an Australian landscape. There was a small waterhole present, but one can only imagine how amazing it would look when they have a flash flood. There is path access for those with mobility issues, but much more fun if you can walk across the sand. The colours of the valley walls resonate in the sun. Ochres, red, rich chocolate. Small rock wallabies manouvered around the rocks with consummate ease. A tranquil place to spend a few hours
Written 20 August 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Simpson's Gap near Alice Springs
Feb. 2020
Simpson's Gap is a must-see experience. Located near Alice Springs, Simpson's Gap offers a short walk into a natural phenomenon in the West McDonnell Mountain Range which is as beautiful as it is interesting.
Our guide was very informative with the history and background of the Gap - and was able to point out and draw our attention to the numerous Black-Footed Rock Wallabies that were living among the rocks on the slopes of the Gap. They were fascinating. The water pool in the very center of Simpson's Gap was peaceful, placid, and tranquil.
The walk is only about 20 minutes long but we spent much longer stopping and looking at the rocks, growth and foliage, wildlife, and the physical gap itself.
Written 1 April 2020
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Bruce
28 contributions
A little gem near Alice
Dec. 2019
We spent an hour here at noon on a very hot day.

The rock formations were stunning and the many animals we saw gathered at the cool pools to drink. We didn’t see any flies out there. Our patience of sitting quietly in the shade was well rewarded.

Although we drove, there were many shaded picnic tables and there appeared to be cycle paths too.
Written 26 December 2019
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