Standley Chasm is bordered by the West MacDonnell National Park and is a relatively short and easy drive from Alice Springs, It cuts through the tough quartzite to form a picturesque natural alleyway. Surging flood waters over thousands of years are responsible for this beautiful site, which is at its most impressive in the middle of a sunny day. As the light shifts across the cleft, visitors are treated to a magnificent display of colours and forms. The reliable trickle of water has ensured the survival of species from a time when Central Australia was a lusher place.
There is a kiosk where lunch and drinks can be purchased and the entrance fee can be paid.