Wednesday, September 16, 2009
West MacDonnell Ranges - 7th September 2009
To the west of Alice Springs lie the West MacDonnell Ranges (the range continuing right through the south side of the town to continue as the East MacDonnell Ranges to the east). Some of the most well known sights to see in the ranges are Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm, which are both located quite close to Alice Springs. However, if you continue out to the western end of the range, whether by road or by foot on the 200km plus Larapinta Trail, you will reach Mount Sonder, which is a beautiful sight to see, especially at sunset and sunrise. It is easy to see where the colours of the painters from Hermannsburg, such as Albert Namatjira, come from.