Although the track is rough in parts, most active visitors will find the 20 minute one-way walk to be quite easy. However, the conditions require that sensible walking shoes be worn.

No Swimming
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Arid or Desert
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Alice Springs, head west out of town on Larapinta Drive (Red Centre Way) for 42km before turning right (signposted) and travelling 9.3km to the car park.


West MacDonnell National Park

Route/Trail notes:

A detailed description of the walk!


This is on private land and a fee applies ($12/person in 2019).

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.


An easy, short, flat walk suitable for young kids or assisted wheelchairs. A simple out and back. Tickets from the kiosk/cafe left of the carpark as you drive in. $30 for a 4 person family. Really interesting slot canyon, with iconic looking Australian scenery. The trees and rocks look stunning. For a quick trip from Alice Springs it's perfect. We drove there, walked, then got back to Alice all in 2 hours.

Bishster75 on 15 Jul, 2018

$12 Entry fee.
Try to be there around midday for the best light

Holger on 2 Apr, 2018

Overrated and hyped up. The walk into the chasm is actually better than the chasm itself.

Kati on 7 Sep, 2017

Second stop and walk as part of three days in the Western MacDonnell ranges. Again very impressive.

Brian on 12 Aug, 2017

Easy Walk .. Great photo's guaranteed

DrummerJeff on 26 Mar, 2012

Nice easy walk with good views, especially in the morning.
Can be crowded with other people.

NerdTrails on 25 Jun, 2008


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