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Standley Chasm

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Standley Chasm is located 40km. west and 8km. north of Larapinta Road. It is now managed by representatives of Iwupataka, an aboriginal settlement on nearby Jay Creek, and is one of the most publicised attractions in Central Australia.

From the kiosk, picnic area and carpark, you will walk some 800 metres along the stony riverbed to reach the chasm, which is best photographed at noon when the sun shines down directly on the loose rock and the walls light up in a fiery red.

An entrance fee is charged to the chasm area and the park is open from 8.30am until 5.00pm daily. Drinks, sandwiches, souvenirs and films are available from the kiosk.

Standley Chasm was named by Missionary Ernest Kramer in honour of Ida Standley, Alice Springs first teacher who worked at the nearby Jay Creek settlement in 1928/29 after teaching in Alice Springs.

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