Part of the Finke River system, Ellery Creek Big Hole
is one of the largest permanent waterholes in the West MacDonnell National
Park, offering a important source of water for the local wildlife and a popular,
refreshing stop for many locals and travellers.
Located about an hour's drives west of Alice Springs, along Namatjira Drive,
the waterhole is a great place to swim or just relax on a hot day. Swimmers
should take care, as the water is deep, and during the winter, extremely cold.
For your own safety, do not climb or jump from rocks.