Red Centre Sights

Standley Chasm

  • Larapinta Dr. Map It
  • Alice Springs
  • Geological Site

Published 08/08/2014

Fodor's Review

This is one of the most impressive canyons in the MacDonnell Ranges. At midday, when the sun is directly overhead, the 10-yard-wide canyon glows red from the reflected light—this lasts for just 15 minutes. The walk from the parking lot takes about 20 minutes, and is rocky toward the end. There's a kiosk selling snacks and drinks at the park entrance.

Sight Information


Larapinta Dr., 40 km (25 miles) west of Alice Springs, then 9 km (5½ miles) on Standley Chasm Rd., Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • A$10
  • Daily 8–6

Published 08/08/2014


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