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Standley Chasm Angkerle

Details & Facilities

Hours: May to September 8am- 5pm & October to April 8am- 6pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


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Phone: 08 8956 7440

Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a "must see", spectacular geological and culturally significant icon of Central Australia.

Surrounded by the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, it's located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust. Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation is a unique enterprise, 100% Aboriginal owned & operated by local community members who are direct descendants of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people, who have lived in this area for tens of thousands of years.

Description

Walking access to the dramatic 80m sheer rock-face of the narrow Chasm, is along a well maintained trail (1.2km/10mins each way), following the natural creek-bed. Recently upgraded this trail is an easy walk and fully wheelchair accessible until the trail turns into a rocky creek bed in the centre of the chasm. You'll find excellent interpretative signage and various seating options along the way which encourage you to take your time and absorb the undeniable serenity of this delightful walk.

Angkerle Atwatye “the Gap of Water”, is a striking geological formation that has significant botanical and photography appeal as well as bird-watching & wildlife viewing opportunities. It is an important cultural site for Western Arrernte women and now provides a backdrop for authentic cross-cultural presentations, bush-tucker tours, art workshops & language classes. Join one of our exclusive cultural tours during your visit, to gain a deeper understanding of this special site and an appreciation of the ancient culture connected to it.

The welcoming kiosk café serves barista coffees (possibly the best in the outback), signature home-baked scones, hot lunches and ice-creams. Our great food and friendly service are sure to make you stay a while.

Browse the impressive souvenir shop with hand-painted Aboriginal crafts made on location which include original boomerangs, retailing at workshop prices.
Enjoy the FREE picnic tables, gas BBQs and clean, well serviced amenities.
There is coach parking available and group catering by prior arrangement.
Various campsites are offered to suit walkers, tour groups and power for RVs.

A small fee is charged to access the trail and Chasm. All proceeds go back to the community and contribute to the maintenance and sustainability of this special site.

Children- $7
Concession (Seniors/Students/NT Residents)- $10
Adults- $12
Alice Springs Locals (ID evidence required)- $1
Family (2A & 2CH)- $30
*Group discounts also available

Overnight camping fees include multiple access to the Chasm- $18.50 p/person p/night with additional nights charged at $10 p/person p/night


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Map & Directions

Directions

An easy 30min drive West of Alice Springs. Follow the sealed Larapinta Drive passed the Desert Park and turn right at the well signed Jay Creek Road turn off.