Ormiston Gorge and Pound - NT



DEG: -23.625589 132.729294
DMS: 23º 37' 32.12" S 132º 43' 45.46" E
UTM: 53 K 7385385mN 268339mE
Altitude: 684.44m


Place Type

Geography - Gorge


35.41kms North of Hermannsburg - Driving 126 km (1 hour 52 mins)
95.54kms SouthEast of Papunya - Driving 125 km (4 hours 0 mins)
118.03kms West of Alice Springs - Driving 136 km (1 hour 38 mins)
465.83kms South of Tennant Creek - Driving 643 km (7 hours 52 mins)

Address & Contact

West Macdonnell National Park
Northern Territory 0872
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Ormiston Gorge is would have to be one of the most spectacular of the gorges in the West MacDonnell Ranges and the adventurous can spend many hours exploring the Pound which runs east from the large waterhole at the gorge. The area is dynamically rich in fauna and flora and has some facilities such as barbecues and toilets which can be found at the car park near the gorge.

The park has a number of signposted walks ranging from a short, 100 metre blindfold sensory walk (a unique way of experiencing the desert) near the Information Centre to a three day walk to Mount Giles. Perhaps the most popular, and most practical, walk is the 1-2 hour Ghost Gum Walk (so named because of the single Ghost Gum which stands like a sentinel above the gorge) which traverses the gorge and passes the near-permanent waterhole at the southern end of Ormiston Gorge.
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Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 25/08:00am CST
Distance from Ormiston Gorge and Pound 119.48km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Ormiston Gorge and Pound 95.26km NW
Mean Max. °C38.037.234.631.825.822.122.825.431.134.435.336.4
Mean Min. °C22.922.320.
Mean Rain mm46.039.248.616.322.815.512.

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