Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park | Ellery Creek Big Hole > Ellery Creek | Fauna | Flora

As one of the one of the largest permanent waterholes in the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, Ellery Creek Big Hole is an important source of water for the local wildlife.

Ellery Creek is part of the Finke River system, with Ellery Creek Big Hole being one of the largest permanent waterholes in the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, that offers an important source of water for the fauna including birds, mammals and reptiles.

Dingo (Canis dingo)

During Central Australia’s hot dry summers, dingoes are one of the wildlife that on occasion may be seen at Ellery Creek Big Hole. The following dingo wanted to cool down and was not put off by the tour group who were also enjoying the waterhole.

On another occasion in summer, their were a couple of young dingoes enjoying the Ellery Creek Big Hole waterhole.

Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris)

Long-nosed Dragons can often be seen sunning themselves on rocks and up tree, often keeping an eye out for insect prey. Click here for more images of our Dragon at Ellery Creek.

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More information can be found on the Northern Territory Parks and ReservesTjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park section of the website.

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