Redbank Gorge

National Parks and Reserves

Redbank Gorge (Rutjupma, pronounced ‘roo-chip-ma’) is a stunning gorge and chasm that is a refuge for many threatened plant and animal species. Located 156 kilometres west of Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges and nestled at the base of Mt Sonder, it’s also a popular stop for travellers following the Red Centre Way.

Take the two kilometre, 1.5-hour return walk from the car park along the creek bed to the gorge to swim in the cold, deep water of the near-permanent waterhole.

Basic camping facilities are available at two different locations: the Woodland and the Ridgetop campgrounds. Both have toilets, fire pits and picnic tables. The Woodland Camping area also has free gas barbecues. Spaces are limited and camping fees apply. Campsites must be booked online before you arrive.

Access is via the sealed Larapinta and Namatjira drives. The five kilometre access road is unsealed and a high-clearance vehicle is recommended.


Barbeque Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites Carpark Picnic Area Public Toilet


Camping Hiking Swimming Walks


New South Wales Business Chamber Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


From AU$10.00

Park entry fees – Parks Pass applies.
(NT residents exempt).

Camping and extended walk fees apply to all visitors.

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A couple walking on the banks of a waterhole at Redbank Gorge with the gorge in the background

Redbank Gorge

Alice Springs

Mount Sonder

Mt Sonder

Mount Zeil, MacDonnell

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