Called Angkerle by the Aborigines, the Chasms European name honours Mrs Ida Standley who, in 1914 became the first school teacher in Alice Springs.
In 1925 the school for children of Aboriginal descent was moved from Alice Springs to Jay Creek [ Iwupataka] with Mrs Standley as matron.
It was during her time at Jay Creek that she became the first non-Aboriginal woman to visit the feature that now bears her name.
Set among shady trees on the bank of the Angkerle Creek, the Kiosk Café can provide a full catering service, whether a BBQ/salad, lunch/dinner, or just good coffee and snacks for a bus tour.
The following information will help you enjoy your visit:
- Entrance fee is paid at the café
- Gates open 8:00am – 5:00pm no entry after 4:30pm
- No pets are permitted
- Do not feed the dingoes
- All native plants and animals are protected
- Limited access for large caravans
- $12 Adults: Self-Guided Access To ALL Walks
- $10 Concessions-Seniors, Students, NT Residents
- $7 Children Under 12
- $30 Family of 2 Adults/2 Kids
- $18.50 ppn For Overnight Camping & Access
Group Bookings & Rates Available By Prior Arrangement