Emily Gap - NT

  Pass,Gap

Position

DEG: -23.73881107 133.95107388
DMS: 23º 44' 19.72" S 133º 57' 3.89" E
UTM: 53 K 7374296mN 393094mE
Altitude: 582.27m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Pass,Gap

Location

3.86kms North of Amoonguna
8.26kms SouthEast of Alice Springs
265.15kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja
504.08kms SouthWest of Alpurrurulam

Address & Contact

Hale NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

First gap east of Alice Springs, just 15 km from town. Take a short stroll or go rock-climbing.
The Emily & Jessie Gaps in the Heavitree Range are the first features you come to on your trip into the East MacDonnell Ranges. They contain interesting Aboriginal paintings and are important spiritual sites to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. Emily Gap (Anthwerrke) is a registered sacred site. A large rock painting depicts the caterpillar dreaming. Please respect the site and do not touch any Aboriginal art.The first European sighting of Emily and Jessie Gap was in 1871. It was thought that ‘Emily’ and ‘Jessie’ were the daughters of Sir Charles Todd, but this was found to be untrue. The basis on which the names are derived is unknown.

Located 10 km east of Alice Springs, this location is reached via an easy 15 minute drive along the sealed Ross Highway. No camping. Short walking trail into the gap. Toilets.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 24/12:00pm CST
Distance from Emily Gap 8.89km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
25.6°C20.6°C17%-1.2°C1018.2hPa0.0mmESE15km/hr
8knots
24km/hr
13knots

Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Emily Gap 8.89km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.68.25.04.06.010.314.817.920.2
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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