Enjoy a short walk at Simpson's Gap following the creek bed as you gaze up at the gorge walls


Sheltered by towering Ghost Gums and steep gorges, Simpson's Gap is a permanent waterhole situated in the vast West MacDonnell Ranges less than 20 km from Alice Springs. Discover the area's native flora and fauna and learn of Rungutjirpa's spiritual significance to the traditional owners of the land, the Arrarnta people. This guided walk can be tailored to include a visit to the natural wonder of Standley Chasm or a short walk on a section of the iconic Larapinta Trail. This experience is ideal if you have a few hours to spare in Alice Springs before boarding The Ghan.


February to November.

Note: This experience is only available when booked with accommodation or a Walk into Luxury Journey that includes time in Australia's Red Centre. Refer to the suggested combinations below or contact us for further private journey options.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the weather like in the Northern Territory?

The average maximum temperature and rainfall by month in Darwin and the NT Top End are detailed below. The Mary River wetlands and Kakadu National Park are 2-3 hours’ drive from Darwin and experience similar weather patterns.

When is the best time to walk the Larapinta Trail?

The best time to walk the Larapinta Trail is in Autumn, Winter or Spring, ideally from April to October when daytime temperatures are mild