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Glen Helen Gorge

  • Namatjira Dr. Map It
  • Alice Springs
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Updated 01/15/2014

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The gorge slices through the MacDonnell Ranges, revealing dramatic rock layering and tilting. The gorge was cut by the sporadic Finke River, often described as the oldest river in the world. Here the river forms a broad, cold, permanent water hole that's perfect for a bracing swim.

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Namatjira Dr., 132 km (82 miles) west of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Updated 01/15/2014


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