Ormiston Gorge Campground - West MacDonnell NP

National Park - Northern Territory


Ormiston Gorge is a great place for a swim, or to see the towering walls of the gorge. Located 135km west of Alice Springs in Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, it is accessible by sealed roads. There are several walks at Ormiston Gorge.


Ormiston Gorge is rated as a category C campground and offers more facilities than other sites in Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park. Gas barbecues, toilets and showers are provided. The drive-in campground is accessible to all vehicle types including caravans. There are three campgrounds for walkers, school groups and larger groups.

Book and pay

This is a commercial campground. Bookings and payment are made on site through an honesty box or at the kiosk.


Located 500m from the visitor centre, is a permanent swimming waterhole. It is estimated to be up to 14m deep at its southern end. You should be aware that most waterholes in the park are extremely cold. Prolonged exposure, even during summer, can result in hypothermia. Beware of submerged logs and rocks. Don't jump or dive into the water.

An excellent small campground, just 20 sites in a stunning location. Excellent clean amenity block with hot showers. Sites are small and some not flat.

Excellent campsite, great swimming spot and walks. Plenty to occupy the kids. Showers and flushing toilets are clean.
Camping Fee - Adult $10.00
Per adult, per night - from