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Standley Chasm Cycad Cultural Tour


Standley Chasm

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.

Insights into your experience

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 90 minute 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.


Aboriginal guide
First aid
Morning tea

You should bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle

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Things to know

Tour departs daily on request.

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


Adult $69.00

Child (5-16 years) $30.00

This is a 1.5 hour experience.

Cost includes:

  • Entry to Standley Chasm.
  • Informative walk with local Aboriginal guide and commentary
  • Morning / aftrenoon tea of scones, jam and cream plus tea or coffee.

Planning your trip

  • This experience caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps.
  • Grade 1 Access path – suitable for wheelchairs.
  • 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.

Meeting point

Standley Chasm - Hugh, Northern Territory. The café is adjacent to the entry point at Standley Chasm.


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.

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