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We camped here for a few days over Easter and found the camp ground and facilities to be great. A big thanks to Mary & Redman who run the kiosk and manage the camp - they are both... read more

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Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
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Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
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We camped here for a few days over Easter and found the camp ground and facilities to be great. A big thanks to Mary & Redman who run the kiosk and manage the camp - they are both absolute gems and make a fab place even more special. Ormiston gorge is awesome. The only unfortunate part is the increasingly excessive... More 

Thank AndyH1000
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful oasis in the middle of nowhere.. Perfect break location after being on the tourist coach. Beautiful Australian photo location.

Thank Becky M
Echuca, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to a great Gorge with some water. The day we visited was a cool so we did not go for a swim but other people sure did. Great Spot.

Thank Stumpie8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When camping in Ormiston Gorge (very friendly staff - cheers to Mary and Red - and good coffee 😉) we went on a helicopter flight at glen helen - it was great!!! Justin was a cool pilot, the landscape is simply amazing from above and I truly enjoyed it (to my surprise: no fear of hights at all!!)

Thank hella17
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a must stop near Glen Helen. Warm water; swim with small fish. The views when you swim around the corner can't be imagined form a photo. Allow an hour to hour and a half.

Thank Denis O
Yarra Glen
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was my favourite place in the MacDonnell Ranges and one of my favourites across the whole of our trip. The Gorge was an easy and fairly short walk from the carpark. The cliffs rose up steeply and redly above a cool, peaceful looking waterhole. There was a large sandy beach along one side of the water, with fascinating gum... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are into walking and exploring the gorge, then this is the place you will enjoy - but not during summer!! It will get very hot and you need plenty of drinking water. Some great walk trails and if you happen to be there just after some major rains, it is even more spectacular.

Thank Gavin2222
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Relatively strenuous but short walk to lookout. Definitely worth the view. Excellent water hole but beware the water is deep so may not be suitable for kids

Thank 2muchmusic
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Bought a coffee at the kiosk and it was as good as they advertise it to be. The gorge was beautiful, it would be a great place to cool off in the warmer months

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have seen a lot in Australia but Ormiston Gorge is onenof the most impressive places I have been to! The steep walls on top of you when hiking and swimming theough the gorge are just overwhelming. The colours, the peace!! Absolutely amazing place!

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