MacDonnell is a Local Government Area administered by the MacDonnell Regional Council. A huge area that is, for the most part, the entire Southern end of the Northern Territory from the South Australian border to well north of Alice Springs and extends (east to west) to the Queensland and Western Australian borders. The area is more commonly referred to as the ‘Alice Springs Region’ and yet oddly, Alice Springs and Yulara (near Uluru) are not officially within the Council’s boundary.
The majority of the area is arid desert but includes many iconic Australian experiences and tourist destinations with scenic extremes from the rugged East and West MacDonnell Ranges to vast sandy deserts and the occasional oasis of tranquil waterholes.
The MacDonnell area is a local government area (LGA) in Northern Territory. This area is home to 24 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list below. The MacDonnell area is located approximately 1323kms from the capital Darwin.
If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.