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A short drive from Alice Springs brings you to STANDLEY CHASM Angkerle Atwatye, an oasis in the Central Australian Desert, the Jewel of the Larapinta Walking Trail, and a place of great cultural significance for Western Arrernte people.

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 recommended with the most spectacular landscapes, also commence from here, but do require some preparation. Our campgrounds can be used as a helpful base for day trips, overnight stays, transfers or food drops. We facilitate the NT Parks & Wildlife walkers’ logbook and an extensive Larapinta Trail information point.


4.5 Hours


  • Entry is via the Kiosk/ café
  • Gates open 8:00am – 5:00pm no entry after 4:30pm
  • Walkers need to be of moderate fitness
  • All native plants and animals are protected
  • Sturdy walking shoes recommended, and adequate supplies of water taken
  • The more advanced walking trails are generally well-marked, however contact details must be left with staff at Kiosk prior to departure.
  • You walk our trails at your own risk/ Land owners are not responsible for any injury that may occur
  • Standley Chasm is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust and is operated by Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation.

Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a traditional Aboriginal “womans” cultural site located in a private flora and fauna reserve, surrounded by the West Macdonnell ranges NP. Its is owned & operated by the Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation made up of Aboriginal family members that are direct descendants from Aboriginal people that have lived in this area for thousands of year

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, wear a Hat and bring water

SHOES          HAT                WATER

Get Directions

Just 40mins from Alice Springs. Drive West down Larapinta Drive until you see the turn off to Standley Chasm on the right.

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