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Ochre Pits

After our stay at the Ellery Creek Big Hole, we went on to visit the Ochre Pits further west. The colorful ochre outcrop is an important and cultural very significant place since ochre was used on a daily basis and from this rich source it was traded over the whole continent. The pits are just a short walk away from the car park. The about 3 meter high ochre walls are featured with a colorful wave pattern turning gradually from dark purple to light yellow and back again. This was definitely our favorite spot in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Picture gallery

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Lower Antelope Canyon

On the next day, we went on the first tour of the day down into the Lower Antelope Canyon. The accessible part of the Lower Canyon is much longer than the Upper one, it takes about 90 minutes for the whole tour (one way, no backtracking). The wave patterns and sun light illuminations are at least as beautiful as in the Upper Canyon, and tickets for the Lower Canyon are a bit cheaper (about 20$). After seeing both parts, I would recommend visiting both parts if you have the time. It is hard to say which one is more beautiful,

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