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The West Mac’s Ormiston Pound walk is arguably one of Australia's most spectacular day hikes, covering a variety of stunning landscapes from wandering through the wide open spaces of the pound itself to boulder-hopping up the centre of the stunning gorge surrounded by towering quartzite cliffs. The trail is a moderately easy 8.5km circuit with a few hills to climb, and possibly a water crossing depending on recent weather events, so be prepared to get wet!

Starting early, we head directly to Ormiston to commence our trek, finishing up at Ormiston Gorge Cafe where we can enjoy a delicious lunch and the option for a swim in the cool green waters of the Ormiston River. On the way back we’ll stop in to visit the Ochre Pits and Ellery Creek, then Simpson’s Gap last of all to undergo the wallaby-spotting challenge and take in the sights as the evening sun begins to set on the glowing orange cliffs.

​Included: Hotel pick-up and drop-off & lunch

Tour times: 6:30am - 6:00pm Wednesdays

Fitness level: Medium-high. Recommended for capable hikers.


Adults: $240

Kids (7-12): $220

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