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Overview
Beat the scalding heat of an Outback summer on this guided pool-to-pool tour of West MacDonnell National Park, capped at 10 travelers for more fun in less time. Splash, swim, and pose for pictures in the cool waters of Ellery Creek Big Hole, Glen Helen Gorge, and Ormiston Gorge. Inhale views from Mt. Sonder and spot rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap. Package includes water, hot drinks, and 2-way hotel transfers.
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  • 1
    Simpsons Gap
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 2
    Ellery Creek Big Hole
    Stop: 70 minutes -
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  • 3
    Ormiston Gorge
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Glen Helen Gorge
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 5
    MacDonnell Ranges
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Discover the waterholes and rivers of West MacDonnell National Park
  • Guaranteed attention from your guide in a group no larger than 10
  • Stay hydrated in the summer heat with water and hot drinks
  • No car hire costs: Tour picks up and drops off at your hotel
Important Information
Duration
8h 30m
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 600 ml water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Lunch is not included and can be purchased at Glen Helen
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required (swimming and short walks)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents/tutors are fully responsible for their kids.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 8 year old is the minimum age to participate in this tour. Parents/tutors are fully responsible for their kids. Parents/tutors need to provide a booster seat for kids over the age of 7 when still too small.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
31Reviews
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David G wrote a review Feb 2020
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Filippo took me out for the tour even though I was the only person who’d booked that day (it’s low season). It was a great day out. Filippo is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from OutbackEliteTours, Owner at West MacDonnell Ranges Pool to Pool
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello DavidG11662, Thank you for your feedback! Looking forward to having you on tour again the next time you will be travelling in Central Australia! All the best, Filippo Gelada Owner Operator Outback Elite Tours
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Claire H wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, England, United Kingdom45 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a wonderful day with outback elite, warm friendly and knowledgeable tour leader, the 3 pools tour was even better than expected. Unhurried with great morning tea and things to do as well as time to really see the chasms and pools. Can't compliment them enough for the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from OutbackEliteTours, Owner at West MacDonnell Ranges Pool to Pool
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Claire H, thank you for joining us! It has been a great day! Safe travels and I will see you the next time you'll be back in the Alice! Filippo Gelada Owner Operator Outback Elite Tours
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HEATHER W wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom95 contributions36 helpful votes
Wow what a day. Picked up promptly at hotel by Fillippo, who introduced himself and knew both our names. 7 of us on the tour. First stop for coffee and snacks ...wonderful. At Simpson’s creek we spent ages watching Rock wallaby’s. swam at two waterholes , with noodles amazing.
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Response from OutbackEliteTours, Owner at West MacDonnell Ranges Pool to Pool
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello aitchjbee1154, Thank you for your wonderful review! That has been indeed a fantastic day! Thanks again for joining Outback Elite Tours! Safe travels, Filippo Gelada Owner Operator Outback Elite Tours
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amillionlights8 wrote a review Feb 2020
Memphis, Tennessee54 contributions3 helpful votes
What a great day! There were only two of us on the tour, and we had a fantastic time. It had just rained in Alice Springs, so we were able to see some of the spots full of water that usually weren't. Unfortunately, a couple were TOO full, so we couldn't swim, and one was
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from OutbackEliteTours, Owner at West MacDonnell Ranges Pool to Pool
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Hello amillionlights8, thank you for your feedback. Truly a land of extreme where we live in, sometimes we can't swim because there has been too much rain in the middle of the desert! HAHAHA I am really glad you enjoyed the tour! Kind Regards, Filippo Gelada Outback Elite Tours
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david p wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a must do Tour for anyone who goes to Alice Springs. You are taken to the West MacDonnell Ranges and visit 5 water holes, swimming at 3 of them amongst some of the best scenery you'll ever see whilst swimming. The beauty, the serenity is awe inspiring. The cream on
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from OutbackEliteTours, Owner at West MacDonnell Ranges Pool to Pool
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Hello david p, than you for the review about your experience with us! It has been great to have you on tour, thanks again for booking with us! All the best, Filippo Gelada Owner Operator Outback Elite Tours
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Absolutely the highlight of the holiday
Andrew, our guide was absolutely brilliant. He knew so much about the surrounds and we learnt so much. He was so en
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What an amazing tour. Our Guide Andrew was friendly, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. We
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The full day tour from Alice Springs exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Phillippo was happy, friendly and hi
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A great day exploring the West MacDonnell ranges
We had a fantastic day with Filippo our lovely guide, who took us to see all the highlights in the West MacDonnell
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Mr Ron Norman
What a great day with our host Filippo absolutely nothing was a problem for him his knowledge of the sites we visit
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ejt1963
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Filippo was great.
The 4 of us did a private day tour of the West Mc Donnell Ranges. We seen a ton of things to see and had a great d
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Pool to Pool Tour - Highly recommended
This was an amazing tour, the scenery was exquisite. The tour was fun, personal due to being a smaller group and a
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Pool to Pool Tour Alice Springs
Did the ‘Pool to Pool’ tour with Filippo today. AMAZING!!!! Great small group. Relaxed, fun and so knowledgeable.
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Pool to pool West MacDonnell Ranges
Fantastic day out. FIllipo our tour guide was amazing informative and friendly. Great morning tea and lunch and s
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Highlight of my trip to Alice/Uluru
We went on a tour (my sister and I aged in our late 50's) with Outback Elite Tours to the West McDonnell ranges and
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West MacDonnell Ranges 'Pool to Pool' Small Group Tour
The tour was excellent and we were so lucky to have Filipo as our tour guide. He is very friendly and professional.
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Györgyi K
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Very good value of money
Phillipo is the best guide , nice and very knowledgeable! Worth every penny, just recommend him! Better trip then w
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4 Sonderfall days with Filippo in the area of Alice Springs
Dear Filippo! Thank you very much indeed for 4 wonderful days with you in the area of Alice Springs and the Uluru!
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A brilliant day!
James, our tour guide, took our small group of 8 to some fantastic places; his commentary and knowledge were both a
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