Oasis in Aussie Dessert - 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour (Ex: Alice Spring)

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Tour Information

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Full Day Tour 07:45-17:30 Alice Spring Returns 

Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour. Truly witness and experience the Oasis in Aussie Dessert, The oasis is not a place in fairy tale, it exists !
Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges.
We tour through these amazing ranges all day and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the warmer months.

Don’t forget your camera! Every moment of this memorable one day tour is worth capturing.

You’ll visit:
Simpsons Gap
Standley Chasm
Ochre Pits
Ormiston Gorge
Ellery Creek Bighole
Flynn Memorial
Optional swim at Ellery Creek Bighole (summer only)

Itinerary : 


Your guide will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation.

You’ll see spectacular outback scenery and have ample photo opportunities as we travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites.


Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), and the Ochre Pits.


Our next stop is at Ormiston Gorge for a sit-down lunch. On our way back to Alice Springs, we stop to spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!


The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display.

In the winter months, these mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return journey to Alice Springs.

You can expect to be back at your accommodation at approximately 5:30 pm.

Tour Inclusions

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
  • Experienced, friendly tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Entry fee to Standley Chasm

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Personnel Consumption


Free coach pick up from hotels in Alice Spring , We leave Alice Springs at approximately 7:45 am and return to Alice Springs at around 5:30 pm.


  • All per person prices quoted are in Australian dollars and valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2025
  • All activities are considered very safe for all age groups. They do not require a high level of fitness or agility.
  • Public Holidays - 1, 25, April; 6 May; 10 Jun; 5 Jul; 5 Aug; 27 Jan 2025 Not Operating
  • Q&A
    Can I bring my family?
    Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour and are charged at a child rate.
    All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.

    What should I bring on the tour?
    Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
    Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
    Strong, non-slip walking shoes
    Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
    Camera or Phone
    Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)
    Travel pillow (we will be driving after nightfall)
    Cash for purchasing dot painting directly from artists at sunset

    How many people are on each tour?
    We have a maximum of 36 people on each tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
    How fit do I have to be?
    There is a variety of short walks on this tour that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels.

Cancellation Policy

15% surcharge if change or cancel after order is placed. No refund if cancel within 3days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.



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