N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park

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N'dhala Gorge is a cultural treasure with 6,000 individual petroglyphs, or rock carvings, found in 438 engraved sites along the main gorge and 240 engraved sites in the side gorge. It is suggested that engraving occurred over two time periods. The first was around 10,000 years ago and the second started about 3,000 years ago. Anyone with an interest in Aboriginal art should visit the park. The traditional owners, the local Arrernte people, ask that you respect the park and its artefacts. There is a 1.5km, about a one hour return, walk through the gorge where you can see rare plants such as the Hayes wattle (Acacia The park is accessible by four wheel drive (4WD) only. pets are not permitted in the conservation area.

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Lat: -23.631777 Lng: 134.457495

User Reviews



Waterhole near end of walk filled with budgies and finches. Interesting 4WD - not recommended for towing but a light camper trailer would be ok. Drop loo.


Canberra trekker

No corrugations but you definitely need a 4WD as the river crossings are very sandy. The petroglyphs are amazing and the gorge is green and lovely after the recent rain.



The road in is corrugated in sections. Wouldn't have gone in if known about the road conditions. Wouldn't recommend this walk, as signs finish at 1.5 km . You've got to make your own way in further into gorge.


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