Standley Chasm is often dry, except for those time when rain
has caused water to surge down the narrow tributary of the Finke River system.
As the river dries, small pools of water are left, although they will also dry
The chasm itself is at its most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a
sunny day. It is at noon that the sun is perfectly aligned, drenching Standley
Chasm in a shower of brilliant sunlight, making the sheer walls glow, creating a
Standley Chasm is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the
Iwupataka Land Trust. All native plants and animals are protected. Do not pat