Redbank Gorge

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Float on an airbed down the year-round cold waters of Redbank Gorge after a walk along the creekbed, then embark on Section 12 of the Larapinta Trail.

Redbank Gorge (Rwetyepme, pronounced 'roo-chip-ma') is a stunning gorge and chasm that is a refuge for many threatened plant and animal species. Located 156km west of Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges and nestled at the base of Mt Sonder, it is also a popular stop for travellers following the Red Centre Way.

Take the two kilometre, 1.5-hour return walk from the car park along the creek bed to the gorge to swim in the cold, deep water of the near-permanent waterhole.

Basic camping facilities are available at two different locations - the Woodland and the Ridgetop campgrounds. Both have toilets, fire pits and picnic tables, the Woodland Camping area also has free gas barbecues. Spaces are limited and fees apply.

Access is via the sealed Larapinta and Namatjira drives. The five kilometre access road is unsealed and a high-clearance vehicle is recommended.

Opening times:

  • Daily 24 hours. Possible closures due to wet conditions.

Activities:

  • Barbecue
  • Camping
  • Self-Guided
  • Wilderness Walking

Facilities:

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • Walking Tracks

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