Starting from the car park at the end of Standley Chasm Road, Hugh, this walk takes you into the Standley Chasm and back partially via the Larapinta Trail Section 3, exploring the creek bed and vertical rock faces along the way. It goes without saying that the best time to do this walk is around noon, where the chasm is hit by the sunlight just right and create epic red/orange views that’ll warm you up inside. The 3-metre wide chasm is also known as ‘Angkerle Atwatye’, which means ‘Gap of Water’. You can run across multiple bird species, wallabies and lizards as you make your way through the creek bed. Keep in mind that you need to buy tickets from the kiosk for access. Wear grippy shoes as it is a little bit rocky underfoot. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Larapinta Drive, 6 and drive for another 880 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Larapinta Drive, 6 and drive for another 38.1 km
Turn right and drive for another 9.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Standley Chasm Road, head towards the kiosk along the dirt track. Cross the bridge and head up the steps to find the kiosk and get your tickets. Turn right and head along the paved path that turns into a dirt shortly after, keeping the car park to your right.Follow the trail (Larapinta Section 3) as it hugs the creek bed to your right. 595 metres in (from the kiosk), keep right and stay on the same track to continue along Standley Chasm Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 45 m back from the start).