Take the Larapinta Drive west from Alice Springs. About 18 km, take the turn-off
Larapinta Drive, and about 2 km further down the road is the Visitor Information
Centre and Rangers Office. The Gap itself is a further 6 km drive. The Gap can
also be reached by cycling along the Simpsons Gap Bike Path from Alice Springs.
There are a number of walks within the area. Visit the
Parks and Wildlife Service for information.
- Ghost Gum Walk • 15 minutes return
This walk starts at the Simpson Gap Visitor Centre and illustrates the
native plants of the area, including an ancient Ghost Gum.
- Cassia Hill Walk • 1 hour return
leads to sweeping views of the Larapinta Valley.
Parks and Wildlife
Service, Northern Territory
At certain times of the year, the
Parks and Wildlife Service of the NT put
on special talks, slideshows, walks and even night time spot lighting. Check
their website for details.
For more information drop into the local
information centre, the main visitor centre in Alice Springs or contact the
Parks and Wildlife.