Recommended as one of the must see walking tracks in the West MacDonnell Ranges, the Ormiston Pound walk is a 3-4 hour loop starting at the Visitor Centre, through the pound and back via the waterhole at Ormiston Gorge.
The area is particularly good for spotting dingoes, rock wallaby’s, a number of water bird species and, looking up you might even spot a Wedged Tailed Eagle, Australia’s largest flying bird.
As always, it is very important to carry ample water for the walk and, due to a lack of shade, adequate sun protection is a must. Often throughout the year section of the track can be flooded so occasionally it is necessary to wade through the water. Always check the information boards, or with the reception staff at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge for the most up to date information on the track.
Just this week some of our staff braved the heat to experience the pound walk and have kindly offered their images below.