Simpson’s Gap is one of the most well-known gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges. It’s also one of the most prominent permanent waterholes and of great importance to the local Aboriginals. The towering cliffs make you feel totally insignificant. And the colours? Well they are amazing. Anyone that paints or draws would love to come here and capture the colour that is in the cliffs.
I love this photo. I don’t think I would try swimming. If you scratch away some of the sand you find water easily.
This rock really stood out to me. I love the colours and the way it looks like it has been sliced.
The River Red Gums are everywhere. Their white bark provides a great contrast to the green of the trees and the blue of the sky. The sand in this area is a beautiful almost-white colour.
The black-footed rock wallaby normally only comes out at sunset or sunrise but we were lucky to see this one late morning.
Simpsons Gap, West Macdonnell National Park, Burt Plain NT 0872, Australia