MacDonnell

Area

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.

Quick Facts

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.

MacDonnell

Area Regional Council

Amoonguna

Urban

Population: 239 | MacDonnell

Areyonga

Urban

Population: 195 | MacDonnell

Hermannsburg - Alice Springs Area - Northern Territory

Hermannsburg

Urban

Population: 605 | MacDonnell

Originally a German Lutheran mission in the 1880s, Hermannsburg retains some historic buildings including a stone...

Kaltukatjara

Urban

Population: 394 | MacDonnell

Kintore

Urban

Population: 410 | MacDonnell

Mutitjulu

Urban

Population: 323 | MacDonnell

Papunya

Urban

Population: 404 | MacDonnell

Santa Teresa

Urban

Population: 579 | MacDonnell

Titjikala

Urban

Population: 227 | MacDonnell

East MacDonnell Ranges

East MacDonnell Ranges

Place Of Interest

MacDonnell

The East MacDonnell Ranges are a hidden treasure. Stretching 100 kilometres east of Alice Springs, the...

Kings Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia

Kings Canyon

Place Of Interest

MacDonnell

Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, is located 450 kilometres south west of Alice Springs in the...

Watarrka (Kings Canyon) area

Watarrka National Park

Place Of Interest

MacDonnell

Watarrka National Park and its most famous landmark, Kings Canyon, is located 330 kilometres south west...

Simpson Desert Northern Territory

Simpson Desert

Place Of Interest

MacDonnell

The Simpson Desert stretches south from Alice Springs towards the South Australia border. Many attractions located...

West MacDonnell Ranges

West MacDonnell Ranges

Place Of Interest

MacDonnell

Running due west from Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell Ranges contain a variety of impressing and...

Burt Plain

Rural

Population: 250 | MacDonnell

Finke - Alice Springs Area - Northern Territory

Finke

Rural

Population: 192 | MacDonnell

Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs, covers an area of 46,000 hectares,...

Ghan

Rural

Population: 124 | MacDonnell

Haasts Bluff

Rural

Population: 138 | MacDonnell

Hale

Rural

Population: 79 | MacDonnell

Hugh

Rural

Population: 865 | MacDonnell

Imanpa

Rural

Population: 151 | MacDonnell

Kunparrka

Rural

Population: 112 | MacDonnell

Mereenie

Rural

Population: 30 | MacDonnell

Mount Liebig

Rural

Population: 169 | MacDonnell

Mount Zeil

Rural

Population: 83 | MacDonnell

Namatjira

Rural

Population: 175 | MacDonnell

Petermann

Rural

Population: 185 | MacDonnell

Simpson

Rural

MacDonnell

Wallace Rockhole

Rural

Population: 102 | MacDonnell