Awesome walks around Australia – Part 2 Walks near Alice Springs
Now what if you are travelling with young children in your Jayco Ballarat Caravan but still want to get out and go for some walks around Australia in part 2 we have compiled a list of Family friendly walks around Alice Springs
Standley Chasm is a relatively easy walk located only 50 km from Alice spring via a sealed road.
It is located on Aboriginal land so costs $10 for adults ($8 for Concessions/seniors) $6.50 for children. There are family tickets available for $25 (2 adults and 2 Children)
Gates are open between 8am and 5pm and the view at the end is simply magical.
The walk is easy, when we did this walk our daughter was 22 months old and she was able to walk some of the way (we also piggy backed her a bit) it took us about 40 minutes return including taking lots of photos.
There are some rocky sections so I would recommend good walking shoes.
Glen Helen Gorge and Homestead – Walk through the Dry Finke River
A short ten minute walk takes you to the Finke River and waterhole, the water was cold but the view was magnificent. Our children loved that they walked through the dry river bed and then once they got to the end where the water was had a great time paddling in the cold clear water.
The homestead is the perfect place for lunch with an amazing selection of lunch meals available in the Outback bar, between 11am -2:30pm
Their is also dinner available in the Namatjira Gallery Restaurant
Ormiston Gorge and Waterhole
Just 12 km from Glen Helen Homestead is the iconic waterhole.
When we visited it was just a little two cold for a swim, in saying this our 7 and 9 year old where quite happy to get their feet wet.
The walk down to the waterhole was very easy, so easy and flat in fact you could push a stroller down near the water’s edge. Only takes about 5 minutes.
There are a couple of other walks that go from Ormiston Gorge,
The Ghost Gum Lookout walk
will take you about 20 minutes to get to the edge of the Roe Creek, the walk illustrates the native plants of the area with scattered signs giving you insight into the flora and fauna of the area.
The Ormiston Pound Walk
is much longer about 3-4 hours and completes a full circle from the Visitor Centre, wanders through hills, dropping into the flat expanse of the pound, then returning along the gorge via the main Waterhole.
The last walk is the Ochre pits
, this is only a very short 300m walk so easy our 22 month old walked the whole way, and it is definitely worth it.
The colors are amazing, you want to bring your camera for this one.
So pack your runners and go for some walks around Australia, and see the countries natural beauty.