Standley Chasm

Point Of Interest

3.5 from 37 users


Standley Chasm, Hugh 0872, Northern Territory

(08) 8956-7440


Migrating birds Take an easy stroll back in time to experience the dramatic natural beauty of Standley Chasm Traditionally known as Angkerle Atwatye, this is an important cultural place, sacred to our womens dreaming. Standley Chasm ANGKERLE is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, supporting the local Arrernte community. Located 51km by sealed road, just 30 mins drive west of Alice Springs, Standley Chasm has been gouged through tough sandstone by the floods that over untold millions of years. They have surged down a narrow tributary of the Finke river system. Today the result is a deep red cleft in the West MacDonnell Ranges crowded on either side by craggy slopes that rise 80 metres above the floor. Standley Chasm is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust and is operated by the Traditional Owners of this unique site. As a local community owned tourist enterprise, Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation can assure a reliable and authentic Arrernte experience, with professional catering services provided in a tranquil bush setting, as we want to share with our visitors this special place that we have cherished for generations. Park your vehicle up in our spacious car-park, freshen up in the clean amenities & come visit us in the KioskCafe to get an access ticket for the Chasm. Most active visitors will find the 1.2km/ 15min each way walk to be reasonably easy, as the path has been upgraded to a Grade 1 Access path, accessible by wheelchair. However, the natural conditions, some rough surfaces would require that sensible shoes be worn and care taken. On the way there or back, note the unusual features of the natural landscape here, the unique micro climate in this valley has created some distinctive features, such as ancient Cycads and a myriad of rock types and pebbles that are thousands of years old, washed down from miles upstream. Sections 3 & 4 of the Larapinta Walking Trail, which are highly recomme

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Lat: -23.721401 Lng: 133.469946

User Reviews



How good was that beautiful views and its amazing how it was all formed put this on your bucket list for sure



The walk was about 15 min. Good for kids. Absolutely stunning place worth paying the $12 entry fee. Follow us on Instagram @spidervan_adventures


User 2609085

Did a great 2.5hr tour $59 each includes entry with David an Arrante tribesman learnt lots and really enjoyed the chasm


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