Day 12 – Alice Springs – Owen Springs and Standley Chasm

We started the day with lots of pancakes put on by the park we are staying in – a fantastic place to stay – especially if you have kids.

We then headed south firstly to explore the Owen springs area and then look for more “gorges”!!

Owen Springs Homestead Ruins 1 Owen Springs Homestead Ruins 2

The Owen Springs track was a 4wd only and very dry, no water in any of the water holes or creeks. But lots of evidence of just how much water comes through here when it rains.  Near Lawrence Gorge we saw obvious flood debris hanging in tree branches at least 30ft up from the dry creek bed…very wild and spectacular country.

Lawence Gorge Campsite near Old Owen Springs Homestead

On the way back to Alice from Owen Springs we visited Standley Chasm and the grave of John Flynn. He was the founding force behind the RFDS, Bush hospitals and many other services to the people of this remote area.

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