N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park

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N'dhala Gorge is a cultural treasure with 6,000 individual petroglyphs, or rock carvings, found in 438 engraved sites along the main gorge and 240 engraved sites in the side gorge. It is suggested that engraving occurred over two time periods. The first was around 10,000 years ago and the second started about 3,000 years ago. Anyone with an interest in Aboriginal art should visit the park. The traditional owners, the local Arrernte people, ask that you respect the park and its artefacts. There is a 1.5km, about a one hour return, walk through the gorge where you can see rare plants such as the Hayes wattle (Acacia The park is accessible by four wheel drive (4WD) only. pets are not permitted in the conservation area.

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Lat: -23.631777 Lng: 134.457495

User Reviews



Definitely 4wd road but even a novice like me can make it. Lovely area and walk. Some petroglyphs harder to spot than others but a trick is to open your camera on your phone and place over rock and the shapes are much easier to see. Look for tracks where others have walked for clues. Most low down.


User 2609085

Great walk & rock art loads look carefully



Waterhole near end of walk filled with budgies and finches. Interesting 4WD - not recommended for towing but a light camper trailer would be ok. Drop loo.


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