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Ochre Pits

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Ochre Pits

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Namatjira Drive 112KM west of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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Xanerin wrote a review Jul. 2020
Alice Springs, Australia1,268 contributions562 helpful votes
Just a short drive from Glen Helen is this most beautiful place with loads of colour and striking scenery. You can walk in the river and be up close the the colourful cliffs. There are toilets, long drop style and it is very easy walking. A must visit if you are travelling the Western Macs.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Travelbug291 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Bribie Island, Australia919 contributions162 helpful votes
The sedimentary layers of clay laid down millions of years ago, and risen to the surface have provided oche in many colours for the indigenous people of the north for use in body painting for their ceremonial dances. This has also been a great source of revenue in trading the many coloured ocha's to other tribes, in exchange for other goods needed. The area is greatly respected
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Cedric Å wrote a review Dec. 2019
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions52 helpful votes
Went here on part of a one day MacDonnel Ranges tour. We had a quick stop here. The tour guide helped understand the significance of the place. It's a special spot, but not the highlight of the ranges for me.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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T-Scoop wrote a review Dec. 2019
Ottawa, Canada27 contributions12 helpful votes
Our group of four went with our driver/guide and we were completely taken by the multi-colours and sparkle of the rock faces, each with brilliant colour due to its mineral contents and the sun shinning on the surfaces. It was magical and we can imagine the inspiration for the paintings by the aboriginal people.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Pamikki wrote a review Nov. 2019
Brisbane, Australia190 contributions27 helpful votes
a great open display of the ochre colours and a great commentary from the guide on the history of the pits.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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