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Ilparpa Claypans / Ilparpa Valley - Cities, Towns and Localities
Except for the occasional permanent waterholes, Central Australia is the last place you expect to see water. Yet on the rare occasions that it does rain, floods can occur and formerly dry riverbeds fill. Another unique Australian natural occurrence are claypans filled with water.

Just 15 km south east of Alice Springs are the Ilparpa Claypans, located at the western end of the Ilparpa Valley. Forming part of the Roe Creek catchment, these claypans are often dry, although with the good recent rainfall, they filled with water, providing a great attraction for the locals.

Water in the claypans south of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Looking across the water-filled claypans, north-east to the West MacDonnell Range.

Beautiful scenic view of the claypans and the MacDonnell Ranges.
Popular spots for locals and their dogs.

Surfing the surface of the claypans.

Race across the claypans.

Water in the claypans south of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Water in the claypans south of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

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