Ormiston Gorge is considered the jewel of the MacDonnell ranges and one of the most beautiful gorges in the country. It was the subject of several paintings by Albert Namatjira. The towering red walls of the gorge and the splendid waterhole provide some spectacular scenery. There are two lovely walks, a 7kms one around the rim of the gorge and around the Ormiston Pound and another of 2.5 kms to the lookout. We did both and enjoyed the views of the cliffs. The round walk takes one across the slopes and onto the floor of the Pound before returning along the gorge via the main waterhole. When the water is full, as it is at present, one has to cross the water. This eventful happening is shown in the previous post.
These two photos show the waterhole which is just delightful.