West MacDonnell National Park

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West MacDonnell National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
West MacDonnell National Park.JPG
View along the West MacDonnell Ranges from the Larapinta Trail, near Glen Helen
West MacDonnell National Park is located in Northern Territory
West MacDonnell National Park
West MacDonnell National Park
Territory Northern Territory
Nearest town or city Alice Springs
Coordinates 23°38′57″S 133°08′15″E / 23.64917°S 133.13750°E / -23.64917; 133.13750Coordinates: 23°38′57″S 133°08′15″E / 23.64917°S 133.13750°E / -23.64917; 133.13750
Area 2,568.61 km2 (991.7 sq mi)[1]
Established 30 September 1992 (1992-09-30)[1]
Managing authorities Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
Website West MacDonnell National Park
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

West MacDonnell is a national park in the Northern Territory (Australia), 1234 km south of Darwin. It extends along the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs.

The popular extended walk, the Larapinta Trail, runs east-west along the linear park, following the West MacDonnell Ranges. The park includes many tourist attractions along its 250 kilometre length including Ormiston Pound, the Ellery Creek Bighole, Glen Helen, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Mount Sonder, Serpentine Gorge, the Ochre Pits and Redbank Gorge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  • West MacDonnell National Park Fact Sheet, Parks and Wildlife Commission of NT.
  • West MacDonnell National Park,Northern Territory Government: Department of Natural Resources,Environment,The Arts and Sport [1].
  • Official fact sheet and map