You get stunning views over to Mt Sonder, the highest point on the Larapinta Trail and the West Macs ranges. With its changing colours, it’s a favourite for painters, including the famous Australian artist Albert Namatjira.
Redbank Gorge was one of the most delightful surprises and our favourite spot in the West Macs. The gorge sits in the shadow of Mt Sonder and is known for its chilly water, but I found it so refreshing on our hot day.
Ormiston possibly has the biggest and prettiest nearly permanent swimming hole in the West Macs. It’s also the most popular.Don’t worry there won’t be crowds disturbing your peace, that’s the beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
A short walk from the car park will take you to the Ochre pits, an area of brightly coloured small cliffs that local Arrarnta Aboriginal people have used for thousands of years for their ceremonial paint and is even a place for trade.