Standley Chasm – Angkerle Atwatye

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is regarded as a “must see” spectacular geological and significant cultural icon of Central Australia.
Surrounded by the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, it’s located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the Iwupataka Land Trust,
A unique Aboriginal Owned & Operated enterprise, Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation is owned by the local Community members who are direct descendants of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people, that have lived in this area for tens of thousands of years.

Walking access to the dramatic 80m sheer rock-face of the chasm is along a well maintained trail (1.2km/10mins each way), following the natural creek bed with seating & interpretative signage.

Angkerle Atwatye “the Gap of Water” is a striking geological formation that has significant botanical, bird-watching & wildlife photography appeal. It is an important cultural site for Western Arrernte women and now provides a backdrop for authentic cross-cultural presentations, bush tucker tours, art workshops & language classes.

Kiosk Café – barista coffees, home baked scones, hot lunches, ice creams. Free picnic tables/BBQ/WC.
Group catering by arrangement, with coach parking facilities.
Souvenir shop with hand-painted Aboriginal crafts made on site including boomerangs at workshop prices.
Various Campsites for walkers/groups/RV power.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Barbeque Cafe Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Interpretive Centre Kiosk Lookouts Nature & Wildlife Paid Wifi Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Restaurant Shop Showers Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access


From AU$10.00

Adult $12
Concession $10 (Seniors/Students/NT Residents)
Alice Springs Locals $1 – only with ID
Overnight Camping+ Multiple Access to Chasm $18.50 per person

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