Ellery Big Hole Circuit
26 km circuit
7 h, 12 h to 2 days
Ellery Big Hole Circuit
26 km
Circuit

Walk
7 h, 12 h to 2 days

Starting from the Ellery Creek South Day Use Area, Namatjira, this walk explores the sixth and seventh sections of the Larapinta Trail -- both old & new. Expect a relatively undulating track that offers you panoramic views of Alice Valley and beyond. You’ll get great angles of the West MacDonnell Range as well. Keep an eye out for spinifex pigeons and wedge-tailed eagles while you’re comparing the old & new tracks to each other. They’re among the many species that reside in this area. Early mornings and late afternoons are your best bet to spot them. Enjoy the land formations and the unique ambiance of the desert as you make your way through the arid land. The newer shelter at Ellery Creek North features elevated tent pads, a toilet and a water tank (treat before consuming). It can be a great place to spend the night, letting you stargaze without any interruptions as it is also quite secluded. Although, keep in mind that there’s no vehicle access there. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Dolomite Walk
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Ellery Creek Big Hole - West MacDonnell NP
Ellery Creek North - Larapinta Trailhead Shelter (6/7)
Larapinta Trail Information
Picnic Shelter
Trig Point

Places & Areas
Australia
Northern Territory
Macdonnell Region
Namatjira
Hugh
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park