Standley Chasm

Point Of Interest

3.5 from 34 users


Stanley Chasm, Hugh NT 0872, Northern Territory

(08) 8956-7440


Migrating birds Take an easy stroll back in time to experience the dramatic natural beauty of Standley Chasm Traditionally known as Angkerle Atwatye, this is an important cultural place, sacred to our womens dreaming. Standley Chasm ANGKERLE is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, supporting the local Arrernte community. Located 51km by sealed road, just 30 mins drive west of Alice Springs, Standley Chasm has been gouged through tough sandstone by the floods that over untold millions of years. They have surged down a narrow tributary of the Finke river system. Today the result is a deep red cleft in the West MacDonnell Ranges crowded on either side by craggy slopes that rise 80 metres above the floor. Standley Chasm is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust and is operated by the Traditional Owners of this unique site. As a local community owned tourist enterprise, Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation can assure a reliable and authentic Arrernte experience, with professional catering services provided in a tranquil bush setting, as we want to share with our visitors this special place that we have cherished for generations. Park your vehicle up in our spacious car-park, freshen up in the clean amenities & come visit us in the KioskCafe to get an access ticket for the Chasm. Most active visitors will find the 1.2km/ 15min each way walk to be reasonably easy, as the path has been upgraded to a Grade 1 Access path, accessible by wheelchair. However, the natural conditions, some rough surfaces would require that sensible shoes be worn and care taken. On the way there or back, note the unusual features of the natural landscape here, the unique micro climate in this valley has created some distinctive features, such as ancient Cycads and a myriad of rock types and pebbles that are thousands of years old, washed down from miles upstream. Sections 3 & 4 of the Larapinta Walking Trail, which are highly recomme

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Lat: -23.721401 Lng: 133.469946

User Reviews



Save your money and don't bother. $24 for 2A is a rip off for a 20 minute return walk. Damage from wet season still not fixed with walking trail very uneven. There are plenty of nicer gorges and gaps around Alice than this one that are all free. Agree with previous comments re making money from a natural feature. Bitterly disappointed here. Drive further to Ellery Creek Big Hole or Simpsons Gap for a much better West Macs experience.



Small walk but still a lot of work to be done to fix up path ways the damage cause by the floods. Still a nice spot to visit Follow us for more Endless Aussie Adventures Instagram/Facebook @endlessaussieadventures



It's a pretty walk, but the cost for 2a and 1c was $29! The walk took us under 30mins and we couldn't see any so called improvements that the entry fee was supposed to be for. We were hanging for a coffee and would have gladly bought something from the cafe had the entry fee not been so high.


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