Standley Chasm Aboriginal Guided Cultural Tour and Talk

3 Hours
Alice Springs Region, Northern Territory
Culture & Nature
Year Round
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Standley Chasm, traditionally knowns as Angkerle Atwatye, welcome respectful visitors to this significant Women’s Dreaming site located in the West MacDonnell National Park. Participate in a 90 minute tour to appreciate the deep understanding the Western Arrernte people have of the local plant and animal life, and their spiritual connection to this ancient environment.

Location

Standley Chasm - 50kms from Alice Springs (approx 40min drive). Drive West on Larapinta Drive until you see the turn off to Standley Chasm on the right.

What to expect

Explore Standley Chasm a geological formation located west of Alice Springs with a local Aboriginal guide and learn about the geology, flora and fauna, bush medicine and bush tucker, weaponry and cultural history specific to this area.

This 3 hour tour includes a guided walk and talk followed by a cultural presentation in our cultural centre.

It also includes morning or afternoon tea consisting of scones, jam and cream with a cuppa tea or coffee on arrival.

Questions about tradition and contemporary cross-cultural issues are encouraged during cultural conversations raising awareness for lasting social benefits.

What is included

Tour departs daily on request.

Please note this tour operates on a minimum of 10 pax.

This is a 3 hour experience.

Cost includes:

  • Entry to Standley Chasm.
  • Informative walk with local Aboriginal guide and commentary.
  • Morning / afternoon tea of scones, jam and cream plus tea or coffee.
  • Sensible walking shoes should be worn and care taken.
  • All native plants and animals are protected.
  • Standley Chasm is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust and is operated by Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation.