Photographs and Adventures

West McDonnell Ranges

From Alice Springs, we turned left into Larapinta Drive to explore the West MacDonnell Ranges. The drive west of Alice is glorious with glowing red rocky mountain ranges lining both sides of the road.

Rock formation along the road.

Rock formation along the road.

Ellery Creek Big Hole is serene and beautiful, and way too cold for swimming at this time of the year.

Ellery Creek Big Hole is serene and beautiful, and way too cold for swimming at this time of the year.

Clear waters of Ellery Creek.

The clear waters of Ellery Creek.

Ormiston Gorge waterhole is another superb and peaceful spot.

Ormiston Gorge waterhole is another superb and peaceful spot.

There were flocks of zebra finches and these were frolicking in the waterhole.

There were flocks of zebra finches and these were frolicking in the waterhole. This one is for you, Mel!

Rock wallabies sunning themselves on a rocky ledge.

Rock wallabies sunning themselves on a rocky ledge.

The rugged ranges around Ormiston Gorge.

The rugged ranges around Ormiston Gorge. The tiny blue-green speck on the left is the camp-ground.

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