West MacDonnell National Park


West MacDonnell National Park

Infobox_protected_area_of_Australia | name = West MacDonnell National Park
iucn_category = II



caption =
locator_x = 143
locator_y = 95
nearest_town_or_city = Alice Springs
coordinates = coord|23|26|11|S|132|25|05|E|type:landmark_region:AU
area = 2,069 km²
established = 1992
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
managing_authorities = Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
official_site = [http://www.nt.gov.au/ipe/conmgt/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewPark&page=1&menu=ParkRes&pid=97 West MacDonnell National Park]

West MacDonnell is a national park in the Northern Territory (Australia), 1234 km south of Darwin. It extends along the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs.

The popular extended walk, the Larapinta Trail, runs east-west along the linear park, following the West MacDonnell Ranges. The park includes many tourist attractions along its 250 kilometre length including Ormiston Pound, the Ellery Creek Bighole, Glen Helen, Simpson's Gap, Standley Chasm, Mount Sonder, Serpentine Gorge and The Ochre Pits.

References

West MacDonnell National Park Fact Sheet, Parks and Widlife Commission of NT

See also

* Protected areas of the Northern Territory (Australia)


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