Standley Chasm - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Standley Chasm - a deep narrow cleft in the West MacDonnell Ranges about 50 kilometers from Alice Springs.
Standley Chasm - FURTHER INFORMATION
Standley Chasm - Alice Springs visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Standley Chasm' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Northern Territory.
Standley Chasm is located 40Km west and 8Km north of Larapinta Road. It is now managed by representatives of Iwupataka, an aboriginal settlement on nearby Jay Creek, and is one of the most publicised attractions in Central Australia. Standley Chasm was named by Missionary Ernest Kramer in honour of Ida Standley, Alice Springs first teacher who worked at the nearby Jay Creek settlement in 1928-29 after teaching in Alice Springs.
From the kiosk, picnic area and carpark, walk 800 metres along the stony river bed to reach the chasm, which is best viewed at noon when the sun shines down directly on the loose rock and the walls light up in a fiery red.
An entrance fee is charged to the chasm area and the park is open from 8.30am until 5.00pm daily. Drinks, sandwiches, souvenirs and films are available from the kiosk.