Starting from Heavitree Gap and stretching east from Alice Springs is the
continuation of the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges, known as the East MacDonnell
To the local Arrernte people, this area is the dreamtime
birthplace of the mountain ranges in the area. As the caterpillar ancestral
beings moved out from Emily Gap, they formed the MacDonnell Ranges and the site
of Alice Springs.
In the East MacDonnell Range region, with places of cultural significant to the Arrernte people
include Jessie Gap, Corroboree Rock and N'Dhala Gorge.
The region is rich in
flora and fauna, as well as a number of introduced species including donkeys,
camels and horses.
Gorge Nature Park offers a great place for bird watching.
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