Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Northern Territory  /  Red Centre  /  West MacDonnell National Park  /  Standley Chasm Angkerle

Standley Chasm Angkerle, West MacDonnell National Park

4.0
Cave · Geologic Formation
Create an itinerary including Standley Chasm Angkerle
While on the Larapinta Trail, take a short break at Standley Chasm Angkerle, a café and gift shop serving full meals, light snacks, drinks, and ice cream. This kiosk is located inside a nature reserve owned and operated by descendants of indigenous tribes who have lived in this area for millennia. The chasm, a popular tourist destination, is a narrow, deep canyon teeming with wildlife, especially birds. A trail through the chasm, which starts at the kiosk, was also developed and built by the indigenous people. You can use the kiosk’s picnic and barbecue areas after or before you complete this short walk, but be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and watch your step as you climb this rocky terrain. Make Standley Chasm Angkerle a centerpiece of your West MacDonnell National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our West MacDonnell National Park trip maker site.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Standley Chasm Angkerle reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
493 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The hike to the chasm was very sunny (not much shade), and there are placards (sign posts) along the trail. The chasm was okay, but we liked Simpsons Gap better. Be sure to check our the beautiful... 
    The hike to the chasm was very sunny (not much shade), and there are placards (sign posts) along the trail. The chasm was okay, but we liked Simpsons Gap better. Be sure to check our the beautiful...  more »
  • The chasm is better in the adverts it’s not very deep so once you e seen it that’s it- it doesn’t go back far and the walk to get to it isn’t that impressive either. Infact there was a big generator.....  more
    The chasm is better in the adverts it’s not very deep so once you e seen it that’s it- it doesn’t go back far and the walk to get to it isn’t that impressive either. Infact there was a big generator.....  more »
  • A nice half hour drive west from Alice Springs, park your car in the large car park and pay at the kiosk….$10-……and then it’s a 20-25 minutes walk to the awesome chasm. The walk isn’t hard, just wear....  more
    A nice half hour drive west from Alice Springs, park your car in the large car park and pay at the kiosk….$10-……and then it’s a 20-25 minutes walk to the awesome chasm. The walk isn’t hard, just wear....  more »
Google
  • A truly magnificent Chasm, best seen at midday, when the Sun is directly over the top. The colours of the walls are changing. Costs 12 dollars to do the walk. But the funds are directed into a Cafe & facilities run by the local indigenous. Great place to visit in the West MacDonnell Ranges.
  • Took our 3 year old and 9 month old here. There is a nice smooth track most of the way which made it easy to walk and navigate. It also means you can take a single light pusher most of the way. Towards the end it does get rocky, but great fun for little climbers. There is also a nice cafe at the end to stop at and get some food or hot chips. Highly recommend the morning for the visit before it gets too busy.
  • Another beautiful place to visit in the Alice Springs area. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food from the cafe is delicious and so is the coffee. We took a walk to the chasm which was very interesting and beautiful. Definitely well worth the visit and we would recommend this to anyone visiting Alice Springs
  • What a great place. There is a cafe, toilets and a wee gift shop. All the proceeds go to helping the indigenous people maintain and all indigenous operate and run this. Ticket proceeds also assist. Large car parks, very clean toilets. The walk itself is great. Not too difficult and can be done by people of all skill. Hardly anyone there when I went. So peaceful and amazing to think how old the surroundings are, think dinosaur times. Handy info signs to give some great facts about the place. Definitely recommend, probably a few hours at most, shortish walk and a wee bite at the café.
  • Awesomeness. Plenty of photo opportunities... Great walk, turned out to be shorter than expected. the pleasant cafe had plenty of yum food to choose from too.

Plan your trip to West MacDonnell National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.