Serpentine Gorge Trailhead & Carpark - NT

  Rest Area,P-Bay,Day Use

Position

DEG: -23.759693 132.979416
DMS: 23º 45' 34.9" S 132º 58' 45.9" E
UTM: 53 K 7370915mN 294075mE
Altitude: 732.51m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Rest Area,P-Bay,Day Use

Location

28.67kms NorthEast of Hermannsburg
92.45kms West of Alice Springs
232.56kms North of Kulgera
327.84kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja

Address & Contact

Serpentine Gorge Rd
Namatjira NT 0872
Phone: +618 8951 8250
Email: N/A
Web: https://northernterritory.com/alice-springs-and-surrounds/see-and-do/serpentine-gorge

Information

Serpentine Gorge is a sacred site to Western Arrernte Aboriginal people. It’s name in Western Arrernte is Ulpma (uhlp-Mah). Serpentine Gorge is also the Trailhead for sections 7 and 8 of the Larapinta Trail, a 231-kilometre long distance walking trail through the West MacDonnell Ranges.Access is by conventional two-wheel drive vehicles and is suitable to caravans, except when wet (unsealed track). There is a caravan parking area just before the main carpark/picnic site. The gorge is reached via a short, easy walk from this carpark (1.3km/30min return) into a sheltered gorge and waterhole. There is also a very steep, but worthwhile walk up to a lookout.There is a shade shelter, unisex bush toilet and picnic tables in the carpark area but there is no camping permitted here other than for Larapinta trail walkers (2 elevated tent pads enough for two tents or 3-4 sleeping bags per pad). The Gorge is known for several rare and endemic plant species like the Centralian flannel flower and MacDonnell Ranges cycad.
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Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Serpentine Gorge Trailhead & Carpark 92.58km E
 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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