Trephina Gorge National Park

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

Medium
3.5 km return
90 mins

Chain of Ponds Walk

An easy 15 minute walk to the lookout at the top of this narrow gorge offers spectacular views. However, some difficult climbing and scrambling over rocks is required to continue to the Rockhole, wading or swimming may be required after rains. The alternative option is to return along the same track to the carpark.

Medium
2.5 km return
1 hr

Panorama Walk

This walk offers good views and interesting geological sites. The spectacular folding you can see in the rock faces along this walk were created in the upheaval stage, when the soft bitter springs rock was twisted and folded by powerful earth movements.

Hard
9 km one-way
5 hrs

Ridgetop Walk

You can start this walk at either, John Hayes Rockhole or Trephina Gorge and return along the road or arrange with friends for a vehicle pick-up. This walk offers spectacular views of the rugged East MacDonnell Ranges and a view of Alice Springs is possible from Turner’s Lookout.

Medium
2 km return
1 hr

Trephina Gorge Walk

This walk can initially be enjoyed by either walking directly down into the creekbed or alternatively by walking up along the gorge rim. This loop walk which commences at the creeks edge, provides scenic views of the sheer red cliffs towering over the treelined creek. Close observation may reveal the presence of the shy Black-footed Rock-wallaby