Book Now - Standley Chasm Entry and Self-Guided Walks

Located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust, It is operated by Aboriginal family members that are direct descendants from Aboriginal people that have lived in this area for thousands of years.

An inspiration regardless of either the weather or the time of the day, the Chasm is at its most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a sunny day. Then the sheer walls glow from reflected sunlight to create a breath taking display of stark form and rich colour.

An entirely different experience is provided along the walking track that links the carpark to the Chasm. This follows a creek where spring-fed pools are attract a great variety of wildlife and particularly birdlife.

Thanks to water, the gully floor is lush that range from delicate ferns to tall gum trees; many species such as the cycad palm, have survived here in the shadow of the arid hills from a long-gone wetter age.

Although the track is rough in parts, most active visitors will find the 15 minute one-way walk to be quite easy. However, the conditions require that sensible walking shoes be worn.

Experience An array of wildflowers flourish in the harsh regions surrounding Standley Chasm and Learn the history of the region

The Standley Chasm Kiosk can provide a full catering service, whether a BBQ Salad, Lunch, Dinner and snacks.

Average Duration: allow 40 minutes - 15 mins walk each way

About STANDLEY CHASM Angkerle Atwatye

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

Standley Chasm Kiosk Cafe Gift Shop Camping,
1 Jay Creek Road
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871

Dress Code

Appropriate walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and carry a water bottle

Concession Information

Seniors, NT Residents, Students under 16 years

Spectator Information

optimum viewing time is for approx. 90 mins each side of Noon, when the direct sun overhead reaches the Chasm floor & lights up the red quartzite

Weather Information

accessible everyday, in all weathers- though extreme rain can close the final part of walking access

Other Information

The following information will help you enjoy your visit:
Entry is the café
Gates open 8:00am – 5:00pm no entry after 4:30pm
Walkers need to be of moderate fitness
No pets are permitted
Do not feed the dingoes
All native plants and animals are protected
Limited access for large caravans
You walk our trails at your own risk.
Any injury you incur is not the responsibility of the land owners.