Glen Helen Gorge - NT

  Gorge

Position

DEG: -23.69215 132.675415
DMS: 23º 41' 31.74" S 132º 40' 31.49" E
UTM: 53 K 7377923mN 262961mE
Altitude: 628.18m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Gorge

Location

29.64kms North of Hermannsburg
94.76kms SouthEast of Papunya
123.23kms West of Alice Springs
474.61kms South of Tennant Creek

Address & Contact

Finke River
Northern Territory 0872
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Information

The Glen Helen Gorge is formed from quartzite. Sandstone was deposited in the area some 500 million years ago when it was a huge inland sea. It was subsequently tilted and uplifted. As this uplift was occurring the Finke River slowly eroded its way through the mountain range. The gorge is another example of the spectacular geology of the MacDonnell ranges and offers a semi-permanent waterhole. Many people take the 10 or so minute stroll down the riverbed to Glen Helen Gorge and some even enjoy the swim there.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 20/12:30pm CST
Distance from Glen Helen Gorge 123.97km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
30.3°C28.2°C39%14.8°C1010.3hPa0.0mmNE19km/hr
10knots
26km/hr
14knots

Closest Climatic Station

Papunya
Distance from Glen Helen Gorge 94.54km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.037.234.631.825.822.122.825.431.134.435.336.4
Mean Min. °C22.922.320.016.010.26.76.38.213.216.919.421.4
Mean Rain mm46.039.248.616.322.815.512.36.17.218.032.134.5

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