Access to the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole via road is closed until December 16. The site will reopen over Christmas from December 17, 2021 to January 4, 2022, and will then close again until February 2022.
Not only does this mean no swimming, but the popular Ellery Creek Big Hole campground is inaccessible whilst roadworks occur.
Work has begun on sealing the 2 km road to the hole and campground. summer was chosen, as it is a quieter time of year for visitors. However, they will reopen over Christmas.
If you miss out on seeing the gorgeous waterhole, where the mighty Ellery Creek cuts through a gorge, remember the West MacDonnell Ranges is full of natural attractions.
However, the iconic location in Tjoritja National Park also includes Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge and the Ochre Pits so check them out, whilst you are here.
Please note: for those hiking the Larapinta Trail, there has been a major trail realignment keeping walkers to the north of the Heavitree Range.
Ellery Creek Big Hole 80 km west of Alice Springs or 43 km east of Glen Helen, the campground now operates on an online booking system.
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