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This spectacular, un-formalised and un-signposted walk takes you to the MacDonnell Ranges at Heavitree Gap; the prominent ridge standing sentry over Alice Springs.
About the region
The Heavitree Gap, or Ntaripe in the Arrernte language, is a water gap in the Northern Territory of Australia in the MacDonnell Ranges. It is the southern entrance to the city of Alice Springs and in addition to the Todd River it carries the main road and rail access to the south.
Nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, ‘The Alice’ (Alice Springs) is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful outback characters, opportunities for adventure and a strong Aboriginal culture. Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, both 1,500km away. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region.
Max elevation: 723 m
Min elevation: 567 m
Total climbing: 180 m
Total descent: -180 m