MacDonnell Ranges Tours

The MacDonnell Ranges are nearly 650km long and run east and west of Alice Springs. They are the second longest and highest mountain range in Australia and have some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The MacDonnell Ranges are home to fantastic bush walks and spectacular gorges where you can experience the energy and scenery of this unique region.

Western MacDonnell Ranges Map of MacDonnell
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To the west of Alice Springs are many gorges and waterholes where you can swim and explore. The popular Larapinta trail runs for 200km through the western arm of the MacDonnell Ranges.

The eastern arm of the MacDonnell Ranges is home to fine examples of Aboriginal rock art which your tour guide will be happy to show and explain. It is only a one hour drive from Alice Springs so definitely a worthwhile trip.

The famous Aboriginal painter, Albert Namatjira captured the beauty of the MacDonnell Ranges in a number of his paintings. The red sandstone, the river gums and the gorges were obviously a great inspiration.

For your tour of the MacDonnell Ranges you will travel in a luxury 4WD such as a Toyota Landcruiser or similar. This provides you with a better experience than the larger bus tours and provides the additional flexibility of travelling with a smaller group.

MacDonnell-Ranges

Our tours that take in the MacDonnell Ranges also include other sites such as Uluru and Kings Canyon. We can even design a tour for your group so you can see exactly what you want. We have a 20 year relationship with the traditional owners of this land which allows us to provide an indigenous cultural component to the trip that other operators are not able to. Our goal in your visit to the MacDonnell Ranges is to not only be amazed by the beauty of the landscape but to inform you of the people and their spiritual connection to the land.

MacDonnell Ranges Tours Information

Listed below are some of the MacDonnell Ranges tours we have available

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Uluru / Ayers Rock  Red Centre Tours

3 day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours

3 day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours  Arrive Alice Springs 1pm , includes Kings Canyon walk,  Welcome to Country, Anangu Cultural Centre, Kata Tjuta walk, Uluru waterhole and base walks (climb optional unless closed), 1 Uluru sunset, 1 sunrise, 1 night Uluru, 1 night Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop Track via Gosse Bluff meteorite crater, Western MacDonnnel Ranges with Glen Helen gorge, Ormsiton Gorge, Simpson Gap, all meals. Ends Uluru 3rd evening – $1450 comfy camping or accommodation upgrades available – please ASK. Tour Code MUA3     Book Tour 

Commences Saturdays, Tuesdays & Fridays from Alice Springs or dates as booked (REVERSE option available) – Please ASK

3 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Tours

3 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Tours via Kings Canyon & Henley Meteorite Craters   with Kings Canyon walk,  Arrive Uluru by 1pm Tuesday, includes welcome to country, Anangu Cultural Centre, Kata Tjuta walk, Uluru waterhole and base walks (climb optional unlerss closed), 1 Uluru sunset, 1 sunrise, 1 night Uluru, 1 night Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop Track via Gosse Bluff meteorite crater, Western MacDonnnel Ranges with Glen Helen gorge, Ormsiton Gorge, Simpson Gap, all meals. Ends Alice Springs 3rd evening – Tour Code MUA3  – $1450 comfy camping or accommodation  upgrades available – please ASK  Book Tour 

Commences Tuesdays from Uluru or dates as booked (REVERSE option available) – Please ASK Book Tour

5 day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours

5 day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track via Simpsons Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Kings Canyon, Gosse Bluff & MacDonnell Ranges Tours – Arrive Alice Springs day prior departure, includes welcome to country, 2 Uluru sunsets, 1 sunrise, 2 nights Uluru, 1 night Kings Canyon, 1 night Glen Helen, ends Uluru after breakfast day 5 in time for flights. Tour Code MAU5 – Please ASK

Commences Saturdays, Tuesdays & Fridays from Alice Springs or dates as booked (REVERSE option available) – Please ASK

5 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Tours

5 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Tours via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track via Simpsons Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Kings Canyon, Gosse Bluff & MacDonnell Ranges Tours – Arrive Uluru Tuesday, includes welcome to country, 2 Uluru sunsets, 1 sunrise, 2 nights Uluru, 1 night Kings Canyon, 1 night Glen Helen, ends Alice Springs Friday evening – Tour Code MUA5

Commences Tuesdays from Uluru or dates as booked (REVERSE option available) – Please ASK

8 Day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges

8 Day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track – Code MAU8 – Book Tour 

7, 6, 5 or 3 day or shorter options available. Or add tour sectors to discover more. Ask for details

or REVERSE DIRECTION – Tour Code MUA8 ie

8 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges

8 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track   –  Book Tour

7, 6, 5 or 3 day or shorter options available. Or add tour sectors to discover more. Ask for details

The 8 day and 5 day tours travel some similar areas – except the 8 day includes 1st night in Alice Springs (or Uluru) hotel, 1 overnight at Palm Valley, 1 extra night (2 total) at Glen Helen allowing more time to explore the Western Maconnell Ranges and to visit Hassts Bluff and Papunya local Aboriginal art communities.

 

Compare the 8 day and 5 day Uluru Red Centre Tours  – they travel many similar areas – except the 8 day includes 1st night in Alice Springs (or Uluru) hotel, 1 overnight at Palm Valley, 1 extra night (2 total) at Glen Helen allowing more time to explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges and to visit Hassts Bluff and Papunya local Aboriginal art communities.

See Tour itinerary for Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours  or REVERSE for Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Tours

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