Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk and Outback Pioneer Dinner

Simpsons Gap is one of the most prominent gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Located 18 kilometres by sealed road from Alice Springs, it features the towering cliffs of Simpsons Range, a permanent waterhole, and opportunities to spot resident wildlife.

A magical location where important elements of flora, fauna and Indigenous culture all come together, the Simpsons Gap area incorporates large stands of Mulga and is a major stronghold for over 40 rare and relict plants.

Here you will enjoy walks that pass the native plants of the area including ancient Ghost Gums and views of the range.

Known as Rungutjirpa to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, Simpsons Gap was the mythological home of a group of giant goanna ancestors. Several dreaming trails and stories cross at this important spiritual site.

Enjoy the serenity and peacefulness as you watch the walls glow from reflected sunlight, creating a breath-taking display of stark form and rich colour.

The Simpsons Gap walks are on a natural site. While every precaution has been taken to ensure the walk is safe for everyone, we do insist that all walkers are of high fitness, do wear appropriate footwear, carry a water bottle and wear a hat and sunscreen.

On completion of your guided walks, travel to the Alice Springs Desert Park for lunch and free time in this inspiring portrayal of Australia’s desert environment.

Return to The Ghan to freshen up prior to dinner.

Transfer to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station for a truly unique and authentic dinner experience. Become immersed in the spirit and grandeur that is the history of the Australian Outback. Tuck in to a mouth-watering meal, enjoy a cold beer or a fine wine all whilst under a chandelier of stars.

Recommended Fitness Level:  High – walking tour, approximately a total of 4 kilometres of walking required.

 

Price

Platinum and Gold Service guests

Included in your fare

Please note: All bookings are done while on train. Tours are subject to change without notice. Tour descriptions and prices are valid until 31 March 2017.

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