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This walk gives excellent elevated views of the range and Simpsons Gap area. The walk illustrates local plants and a self-guided walk sheet is available.

No Dogs Permitted
Arid or Desert
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Alice Springs, head west out of town on Larapinta Drive (Red Centre Way) for 18km before turning right (signposted Simpsons Gap) and travelling 5.5km to the car park on the right.


West MacDonnell National Park

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, take the signposted track in towards the hill for 300m. From there, turn right or left to follow the circular track around and then up and over to top of the hill and back to the start.



Other References/Comments:

This is just one of a dozen or more walks that are accessible along the 130km stretch of Larapinta/Namatjira Drive from Alice Springs to Glen Helen. Recommendation is to spend two/three days completing all the walks by taking an overnighter at the Glen Helen pub.


Great little walk up and around Cassia Hill, although very barren due to back burning or a recent fire in the area, it gave us a higher elevated view of the surrounding countryside.

F.A.B. on 8 Jun, 2019


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