Discovery Parks - Glen Helen
No trip to the Red Centre would be complete without exploring the Tjoritja West MacDonnell Ranges with their mountains, gorges and waterfalls. Stay at Discovery Parks – Glen Helen: the only accommodation in this spectacular location!
A little over an hour from Alice Springs, Discovery Parks – Glen Helen is a fantastic addition to any NT self-drive itinerary, taking travellers to the heart of the West MacDonnell Ranges, with Glen Helen Gorge on their doorstep. Set among native bushland with sweeping outback views, holidaymakers can relax in comfort in motel-style accommodation or make the most of spacious campsites.
Motel room accommodation offers queen bed, ensuite bathroom and kitchen facilities, providing a convenient option for travellers seeking a few more creature comforts while exploring the Ranges.
For those arriving with the caravan or camper trailer, there is an extensive range of powered and unpowered sites, just perfect for camping under the outback skies. With views over Glen Helen Gorge and the Ranges beyond, this is outback camping at its best.
The park offers a range of facilities for comfort and enjoyment including swimming pool, guest laundry, BBQs and general store stocked with last-minute and essential items. The on-site Namatjira Gallery Restaurant is open for café-style lunches, or have your dinner and drinks under the stars or in the comfortable dining room in the evening.
Ideally located with easy day trip access to the whole West MacDonnell National Park, Discovery Parks – Glen Helen offers a truly immersive outback holiday experience. With Glen Helen Gorge a short 10-minute walk away, the beauty of this region is on your doorstep. Swim in the waterhole or climb to the lookout for incredible scenic views over the Finke River towards the dramatic rock formation known as the ‘Organ Pipes’.
The West MacDonnell Ranges boast a range of 4WD driving tracks and bushwalking and hiking routes for all levels. Ormiston Gorge, Standley Chasm and the Ochre Pits are among the most popular sites for bushwalking, with incredible nature, wildlife, and cultural sites on display. Further afield, Mount Sonder along the Larapinta Trail is for more experienced walkers but rewards you with some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Ranges. If walking isn’t your style, splash out on a scenic flight by helicopter to experience Central Australia from the air.
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