Emu Run West MacDonnell Ranges Day Tour

From: $205.00

  • Return transfer from Alice Springs
  • Experienced guide
  • Standley Chasm
  • Lunch included on your day
  • Gorges and waterholes to cool off in the warmer months
  • All National Park fees included


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Discover the breathtaking beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges. As you drive around the ranges, marvel at the towering, fiery-red walls lit up by the desert sun. We tour through these incredible ranges all day. Stopping at lovely gorges and waterholes where we may cool off in the warmer months.


  • Departs Alice Springs 7.45 am
  • Return Alice Springs 5.30 pm

Your Travel itinerary

Your guide will meet you outside of your Alice Springs accommodations.
As we journey, for instance, down the gorgeous West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic places, you’ll witness spectacular outback scenery and have plenty of photo opportunities.

Beautiful treks can be found at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge.

Glen Helen is our next location for a sit-down buffet meal. But we stop at Ellery Creek Big Hole on our way back to Alice Springs. This waterhole is one of the most pure in Central Australia, so bring your swimmers in the warmer months!

The vastness and breathtaking variety of sun-bleached oranges, maroons, and purples on exhibit in the West MacDonnell Ranges’ panoramic panoramas make them extraordinary.
On the way back to Alice Springs at nightfall during the winter, these huge ranges glow brilliantly in oranges and reds.
Around 5:30 p.m., you can anticipate returning to your lodging.


  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Accommodation Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Experienced, Friendly Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry Fee to Standley Chasm

In conclusion, this tour of the West Macdonnell gives you a real taste of what the Australian outback is all about.

Important info before travel

  • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)

  • Sunset Camel Ride (optional, at your own expense; available Oct-Mar)
  • Optional swim at Ellery Creek Bighole (summer only)

We request that you please read over the following Terms and Conditions before booking one of our Tours, Transfers or Private Charters. These Terms and Conditions apply to any booking made by a Customer (you, your, their, they) with Emu Run Experience (us, we, our). The Terms and Conditions are available on our website and our booking platform, and they are sent via email upon completion of booking or by request. If a booking is made by you, Emu Run Experience accepts you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions stated below.

1. Cancellation, Refund and Change Policy

Cancellation by Customer

The Customer may cancel the Tour/Transfer/Private Charter and will receive the following refund:

Day Tours & Uluru Transfers

  • 4 days or more prior to the day of departure: your payment will be refunded less an admin fee of $20
  • Within 3 days of the day of departure: reservation is non-refundable but the amount will be kept as credits valid until the end of the current season (season begins 1 April and ends 31 March the following year).

Private Charters and Transfers

  • 30 days or more prior to the day of departure: the Deposit of 25% is non-refundable. The remainder of the full amount less the Deposit and any administration costs will be refunded.
  • Within 30 days of the day of departure: no refund will be provided but the amount will be kept as credits valid for 12 months from the start of the booked dates.

*The administration costs include: fees that may be levied by third party operators providing their services in conjunction with the Private Charter, bank fees, credit card fees, booking fees and other costs associated with delivering the Private Charter or returning your money to you.

In any event if a Customer fails to join a Tour, Transfer or Private Charter, or leaves for any reason prior to completion, no refund of any kind can be made.

Changes by Customer

Date change

Changes to the date of your Tour, Transfer or Private Charter can be made at no extra cost when made outside of the cancellation period stipulated in Cancellation by Customer above, but can only be made once per booking. Bookings can only be changed by contacting Emu Run Experience directly via email.

Itinerary change

The Customer must notify Emu Run Experience at least 7 days prior to the proposed departure date, in writing, if an alteration to the Private Charter itinerary of any kind is required.

A fee per person per change may apply in Emu Run Experience’s sole discretion, in addition to any charges levied by other third party operators providing services in conjunction with the Private Charter.

Cancellation by Emu Run Experience 

Emu Run Experience reserves the right to cancel a Tour, Transfer or Private Charter at any time before departure and may cancel a trip due to terrorism, natural disasters, weather concerns, political instability, pandemic/epidemic or other external events it is not viable to operate the Tour, Transfer or Private Charter in our discretion.

If we cancel the Tour/Transfer/Private Charter you may transfer amounts paid to an alternate Tour/Transfer/Private Charter at our discretion or alternatively receive a full refund of the Tour/Transfer/Private Charter price.

In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs already incurred for the Customer.

Emu Run Experience is not responsible for any incidental expenses incurred as a result of cancellation of a Tour/Transfer/Private Charter including but not limited to travel to join the Tour/Transfer/Private Charter, accommodation or other fees payable to third party operators providing services in conjunction with the Tour/Transfer/Private Charter.

Changes by Emu Run Experience

Itinerary change

Emu Run Experience reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary of a Tour/Transfer/Private Charter and arrange alternative carriers if necessary. We will ensure the service or experience we substitute will be of an equivalent standard for you to enjoy. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.

2. Prices

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Public Tours and Transfers

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