After spending most of a day and a night in a swimming pool in Alice Springs, we started the second part of the trip to explore the West MacDonnell ranges. Simpsons Gap is one of the first sights when starting the trip from Alice Springs. There is a waterhole in the middle of the gap which does not carry a lot of water in summer. The No Swimming signs seemed a bit out of place at this time.
Being so close to Alice Springs, it can become quiet a busy place. Eventually, we found the gaps and creeks further away (Ellery Creek and Ormiston Gorge) a bit prettier. It is a nice stop on the way, although instead of passing through in the middle of the day, it might be a better idea to came out here at dusk or dawn when staying in Alice Springs to catch a glimpse of the rock wallabies that live here.