A long weekend of Wild Swimming from Alice Springs

A Weekend of Wild Swimming in the Red Centre


This 3 Day 2 Night itinerary will get you out to the Red Centre's best swimming waterholes and beaches across Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park. Easily accessed by a vehicle along the sealed Namatjira Drive, your first sunset will be at Rungutjirpa / Simpsons Gap, a perfect introduction for the days to come. On day two enjoy some short walks, take a dip into Udepata / Ellery Creek Big Hole (#Instafamous) and Glen Helen Gorge, before walking through the ring of mountains at Ormiston Gorge Pound on day three. On completing your walk, jump in the waterhole to complete this swimming journey.

Expert Tip: Bring a wetsuit or a rashy as the water can be cold.



  • 1 Night Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • 1 Night Discovery Parks Glen Helen
  • 3 Days Unlimited Kilometres Car Hire

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