Glen Helen Gorge is located in the magnificent
West MacDonnell Range, at the end of the sealed section of road known as Namatjira Drive, named
after the famous Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira.
The gorge is some 500
million years ago, formed from quartzite, which gives the ranges it wonderful
Glen Helen Gorge is one of the significant waterhole along
the Finke River. It is home to
several species of native desert fish, and waterbirds.
Glen Helen is the name given not
only to the Gorge, and the 368 ha Nature Park, surrounding the Gorge, but also
to the Glen Helen Resort and Homestead. Facilities here include motel style
accommodation, powered sites or rough it under the stars in well maintained