Wallaby Gap

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Overview

Highlights

Wallaby Gap is a sandy creek bed shaded by walls of red rock in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Named after its population of Black-footed rock wallabies, it is also located along Section 1 of the Larapinta Trail, a 223 kilometre walking track through the ranges. The gap is also a rewarding place to sit and watch for birds - a temporary pool inside the gap commonly attracts White-plumed honeyeaters, Zebra finches, Pied butcherbirds and Crested pigeons. The deep, narrow passage was created by a small watercourse carving through the tough gneiss before draining into Roe Creek.

The campground is located about 300 metres south of Wallaby Gap, but camping is permitted only for walkers on the Larapinta Trail. Vehicle access is also for Larapinta Trail walkers only - a key is available for the locked gate from the Visitor Information Centre on Gregory Terrace in Alice Springs.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Sight-seeing
  • Bird watching

Facilities

  • Camping grounds
  • Hiking trails
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. 
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the NT, there is a risk of crocs! Crocodile warning signs and Crocodile Management Zones are not found everywhere.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring the Northern Territory.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Fees may apply. See parks website for more details.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo & content credits: NT Government


Location & Supplier

Wallaby Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges

Address: Wallaby Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory 0870

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