West Macdonnell National Park - NT

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -23.624268 132.790771
DMS: 23º 37' 27.36" S 132º 47' 26.78" E
UTM: 53 K 7385629mN 274611mE
Altitude: 744.2m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

35.21kms North of Hermannsburg
101kms SouthEast of Papunya
111.78kms West of Alice Springs
463.66kms South of Tennant Creek

Address & Contact

West Macdonnell National Park
Northern Territory 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/tjoritja-west-macdonnell-national-park

Information

Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park stretches 161km west of Alice Springs and will draw you in with its majestic beauty.

Known as Tjoritja by the Traditional Owners, the continuation of cultural practices and a connection to the land is highly significant for local Aranda Aboriginal culture.

Cool scenic gorges are important refuges for plants and animals, many are found only here and some are relicts of a bygone era of tropical forests.

Some of the sites you shouldn't miss on a journey here include Simpsons Gap, Ochre Pits, Standley Chasm (privately operated) and the permanent waterholes at Ellery Creek Big Hole and Ormiston Gorge.

When you visit the park, allow a few days to see the many surprises here steeped in Aboriginal culture.

Take the time to witness an outback sunrise, sunset and starry night sky.

Avid and experienced walkers can trek the West Macs on the Larapinta Trail.

The trail is broken into 12 sections and can be completed in stages or all at once.

For accommodation there is the Ormiston Gorge Campground (see listing for more information).
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Papunya
Distance from West Macdonnell National Park 100.7km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.037.234.631.825.822.122.825.431.134.435.336.4
Mean Min. °C22.922.320.016.010.26.76.38.213.216.919.421.4
Mean Rain mm46.039.248.616.322.815.512.36.17.218.032.134.5

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