Standley Chasm, Alice Springs

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We walked the Valley Walk in lush valley of the chasm. Looking up you see the beautiful orange colours of the West MacDonnell Ranges but on the valley floor there are cycads, Ghost gum trees and lots of rocks all along the creek that runs through the middle of the chasm. It’s a remarkable area. And so quiet. You can hear the birds chirping.

The chasm has been formed from tough sandstone by floods over millions of years.

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This gigantic boulder dwarfs everyone but it’s only when you get up close that you realise how huge it is. You have to climb over it to continue through to the other side.

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