Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park

Ormiston Gorge Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 7799

Simpsons Gap Ranger Station phone: 08 8955 0310

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park OpenSome areas of the park remain closed due to recent flooding and damage. -
Birthday Waterhole Open to high clearance 4WD only  -
Ellery Creek Big Hole Closed

Access via road is closed from 24 November to 16 December. The site will re-open over Christmas from 17 December 2021 to 4 January 2022, and will then close again until February 2022.

Anticipated re-opening 17 December 2021.
Dolomite Walk OpenSwimming or wading through cold water may be required -
Glen Helen Gorge Open -
Glen Helen Gorge Walk OpenSwimming or wading through cold water may be required-
Finke River Two Mile Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Hugh Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Ochre Pits Open  -
Aranda Walk Open  -
Ormiston Gorge Open  -
Ormiston Gorge campground Open  -
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk Closed  March 2022
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge OpenSwimming through cold water required -
Ghost Gum Lookout Open   -
Ghost Gum Loop Walk  OpenSwimming through cold water required -
Redbank Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD only  -
Redbank Gorge Walk Open  -
Simpsons Gap Open -
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open  -
Serpentine Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD only  -
Serpentine Chalet DamOpen to high clearance 4WD only  -
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta Trail OpenSwimming or wading through cold water will be required on many sections due to recent flooding. Trail conditions may have changed due to flooding and wayfinding may be more difficult than usual. -
Section 1 - Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap Open   -
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek Open   -
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm Open   -
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole Open   -
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge Open   -
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek Open Vehicle access closed from 24 November to 16 December. The site will re-open over Christmas from 17 December 2021 to 4 January 2022, and will then close again until February 2022.Anticipated re-opening 17 December 2021
Section 7 - Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge Open Vehicle access closed from 24 November to 16 December. The site will re-open over Christmas from 17 December 2021 to 4 January 2022, and will then close again until February 2022.Anticipated re-opening 17 December 2021
Section 8 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Open   -
Section 9 - Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge Open   -
Section 10 - Ormiston Gorge to Finke River Open   -
Section 11 - Finke River to Redbank Gorge Open   -
Section 12 - Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return Open   -

Last updated: 26 November 2021

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