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Ellery Creek Big Hole

Ellery Creek Big Hole, West MacDonnell National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

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  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“West MacDonnell National Park”

Ellery Creek Big Hole is one of the most popular and picturesque camping, walking, swimming and picnic spots in the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park.

The spectacular waterhole is fed by the West MacDonnell Ranges (Tjoritja) and surrounded by high red cliffs and sandy Ellery Creek. It is also at the trailhead for Sections 6 and 7 of the 231 kilometre Larapinta Trail walk.

Thousands of years of massive floods have carved out this waterhole, which is recognised as an internationally significant geological site. Take the 3 kilometre Dolomite walk to see the surrounding formations.

The Aboriginal name for Ellery Big Hole is Udepata. The permanent water made it a special meeting place for the Aranda people on the fish and honey ant dreaming trails.

Camping is permitted (fees apply). Entry is via a gravel road suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.

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Ellery Creek Big Hole

Ellery Creek Big Hole
West MacDonnell National Park
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Australia

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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