Dolomite_edited
  • Length: 2.5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Ellery Creek car park

  • End: Ellery Creek car park

  • Location: West MacDonnell Ranges National Park

  • Closest Town: Alice Springs

  • Distance from CBD: 1,587km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -23.77897105

  • Longitude: 133.0727051

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West MacDonnell Ranges National Park...

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Ellery Creek Dolomite Circuit is a 2.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

This track, marked with maroon arrows, offers a walk sling a timbered gully and through spinifex covered hills. The Ellery Creek Dolomite Circuit crosses rocha that originated on the floor of an ancient inland sea. Signs sling the way explain more about this areas intriguing geological history and local plant life.

About the region

Tjoritja West MacDonnell National Park stretches for 161 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Explore and appreciate the scenic beauty and history of the area on foot, swim in a waterhole, or pitch a tent for a longer stay.

Take a dip in the cold waters of one the park's permanent water holes. The larger water holes include Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge.

There are numerous marked walking tracks ranging from leisurely to adventurous. The 223 kilometre Larapinta Trail stretches through the park and offers extended and overnight bushwalks for fit, experienced and well prepared walkers.

The park encompasses an ancient landscape sculpted over time by climatic elements. It is also a refuge for rare and threatened plants as well as wildlife, including the uncommon bird species such as the Peregrine Falcon.

Features of the landscape are significant to the Arrernte people, including the Ochre Pits that have long been a quarry for important ochre pigments.

There are plenty of places to camp in the park, with varied access and facilities. Camping fees apply and overnight visitors should bring their own water supplies. Commercial facilities are available at Glen Helen Resort.

Tips

Don't follow the blue markers, they are Larapinta Trail markers

GPX File

Total distance: 2506 m
Max elevation: 706 m
Min elevation: 667 m
Total climbing: 67 m
Total descent: -67 m
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