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Main visitor information centre at Ormiston Gorge. Food storage room is here
The Ormiston Gorge Trailhead is the official start point of Section 10. The trailhead is located near the visitor information centre and consist of an information shelter only. Ormiston Gorge is a beautiful area. It is also a very popular visitation area of the West MacDonnell National Park so expect crows and tourists. The Larapinta Trail campsite is a few hundred meters west away from the crowds.
Key Points
Point Approx 135 km west of Alice Springs
Point Accessible by 2WD via the sealed Larapinta & Namatjira Drives
Point Major park visitation point & campground. Expect crowds.
Point Official Food Storage Point
Point Kiosk, showers and other facilities a big bonus for hikers
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Section 10 Campsites | Section 10
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TrailheadPark & Trail InformationCampsite/CampgroundWaterToiletrsGas BBQShelterParkingTables, Chairs and/or Tent PadsShowerRanger StationKioskRubbish BinsFood StorageNo Campfires
Trailhead Type
Information shelter only.
Size Small Information shelter only.
Crowd Factor V High Major park visitation point. Expect crowds.
Remoteness 4 .
Campsites Yes See S10 Campsites page
Fees Yes $10 per person
Shelter Yes At main visitation area
Water Yes At main visitation area
Food Storage Yes Located in information centre building
Parking Yes Large capacity. Overnight parking permitted,
Vehicle Access Yes Easy.2WD on sealed road.
Notable Info Yes Shower There are showers here! - Infobit
Comments Yes Dingoes are common. They like stealing gear.
The beautiful Ormiston Gorge waterhole
Toilet Block
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk
Vehicle Access (2WD, AWD) Getting to Ormiston Gorge Trailhead
The Ormiston Gorge Trailhead is located 135 km west of Alice Springs. Access is via the sealed Larapinta and Namatjira Drives. Easy sealed access by 2WD all the way to the main Ormiston Gorge car park.
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