Welcome to West MacDonnell Ranges
With their stunning beauty and rich diversity of plants and animals, the West MacDonnell Ranges are not to be missed. Their easy access by conventional vehicle makes them especially popular with day-trippers. Although it is possible to visit all of the sights in the West MacDonnells in one very long day, we recommend spreading it out over two, allowing you time to linger at special places like Simpsons Gap, Ormiston Gorge, Hermannsburg and Palm Valley. Most sites in the West MacDonnell Ranges lie within the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, except for Standley Chasm, which is privately owned.