A number of scenic gaps pierce the West MacDonnell Ranges. One of these is Simpsons Gap, site of one of the most prominent waterholes in the region. The area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Aboriginal people, where several dreaming trails and stories cross. At dawn or dusk Simpsons gap it is renowned as a place to see Black-footed Rock-wallabies along the gap's short walking track. Good examples of many of the vegetation communities of the MacDonnell Ranges are found in the Simpsons Gap area, including large stands of Mulga, and the area around the gap is a major stronghold for some of the rare and relict plants of the region.
An Easy Walk with Great photo opportunities.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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Nice quick walk.

Holger on 2 Apr, 2018

Easy Walk, Great photo opportunities

DrummerJeff on 20 Jun, 2011

Nice easy walk with good views, especially in the morning.

NerdTrails on 25 Jun, 2008

Lots has changed since I was there, and it was beautiful then..

Martin Erickson on 1990

Thoroughly enjoyed exploring this region.

Adam on 1990


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