Standley Chasm

Private Campground - Northern Territory


Turn off Larapinta Drive at GPS -23.7869, 133.5153 and follow the road to the end. 

Aboriginal Owned And Operated. A Truly Unique Outback Experience

An inspiration regardless of either the weather or the time of the day, the Chasm is at its most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a sunny day. Then the sheer walls glow from reflected sunlight to create a breath taking display of stark form and rich colour.

An entirely different experience is provided along the walking track that links the carpark to the Chasm. This follows a creek where spring-fed pools are attract a great variety of wildlife and particularly birdlife.

Thanks to water, the gully floor is lush that range from delicate ferns to tall gum trees; many species such as the cycad palm, have survived here in the shadow of the arid hills from a long-gone wetter age.

Although the track is rough in parts, most active visitors will find the 20 minute one-way walk to be quite easy. However, the conditions require that sensible walking shoes be worn.

Standley Chasm is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust and is operated by Aboriginal family members that are direct descendants from Aboriginal people that have lived in this area for thousands of years. They operate the café as a profitable concern with no funding and as a training facility for their children.

Whether you require a full meal or an ice-cream our friendly local staff will give you great service and a welcome to their country.

Pleasant picnic areas, barbecues and other facilities are also provided.Group Bookings for BBQ’s and luncheons are welcome all year round.

Price Per Person Includes Access to all walks & Overnight Camping.  Group Bookings & Rates Available By Prior Arrangement

The camping area is essentially their dirt/gravel carpark that all visitors use.  It's best for motorhomes and caravans.  There is a small grassy area which they use for picnics that you can pop your tent on.  The toilets are the public toilets in the car park. As at June 2015, they were charging $15 per person per night for camping.

It's not really a camping ground in my opinion. It is just a car park that isn't very big which everyone uses who comes out for the Standley Chasm 2.3km return walk. The car park is basic with a dirt/rock base. The public toilet that all visitors use is your toilet and you are charged a $15 per person per night fee for unpowered "camping".
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