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Simpsons Gap

  • Larapinta Dr. Map It
  • Alice Springs
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

This is the closest gorge to Alice Springs. There is a bicycle track that winds from the city center to the Gap. Stark-white ghost gums, red rocks, and the purple-haze mountains provide a taste of the scenery to be seen farther into the ranges. The gap can be crowded in the morning and late afternoon, since these are the best times to see rock wallabies.

Sight Information


Larapinta Dr., 18 km (11 miles) west of Alice Springs, then 6 km (4 miles) on side road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 5–8

Updated 01/15/2014


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