Standley Chasm fact sheet 斯坦利峡谷 (facts about Standley Chasm)
A truly unique outback experience 一个独一无二的澳洲内陆旅行经历
Located 50km by sealed road, just 30 mins drive, west of Alice Springs, Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye has been gouged through tough sandstone by the floods that, over untold millions of years, have surged down a narrow tributary of the Finke River System, today the result is a deep red cleft in the west Macdonnell Mountain Ranges crowded on either side by craggy slopes that 80 meters above the floor.
坐落在有沙漠绿洲之称的爱丽丝泉50公里外的斯坦利峡谷，原住民语言Angkerle Atwatye, 是属于上亿年地壳运动开裂加上芬克河流洪水的冲击而形成典型的，独一无二的狭窄裂口，再经过千年的沉淀形成了今天在西麦克唐奈尔山脉拥挤而陡峭的山坡上两边都是80米深的红色裂谷。
Regardless of either the weather or the time of day, the chasm is at its most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a bright, sunny day when the sheer quartzite walls glow from reflected sunlight to create a breathtaking display of stark form and rich colour, Many artists, most famously the local Albert Namatjira, have been captivated by the natural plays of light, colour & texture here at the different times of day.
An entirely different experience is provided walking along the 1.2km nature trail that links the KioskCafe/car-park to the chasm itself, following a creek where spring-fed pools attract a great variety of wildlife, particularly birds. Arrays of wildflowers flourish in the harsh regions surrounding Standley Chasm.
A water landscape in the desert, the gully floor is lush with plants that range from delicate ferns to tall gums; many species such as the cycad palm, have survived here in the shadow of the arid hills from a long-gone wetter age.
Most active visitors will find the 20 minute walking access to be reasonably easy, as relatively flat. However the natural conditions, some rough track surfaces would require that sensible shoes be worn & care taken.
Standley chasm fact sheet: Sections 3&4 of the Larapinta walking trail, with the most spectacular landscapes, are highly recommended, also commence from here but do require some preparation. Our campgrounds can be used a helpful base for day trips, overnight stays, transfers or food drops. We facilitate the NT parks & wildlife walkers’ logbook & extensive Larapinta Trail information point.
Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is located in a private flora and fauna reserve owned by the lwupataka Land Trust, surrounded by the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park and is operated by Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation, owned by the local community members that are direct descendants of the western Arrernte aboriginal people that lived in this area for thousands of years.
The following Standley chasm fact sheet will help you enjoy your visit: 下面的信息将帮助您享受您的访问：
- All native plants and the animals are protected 所有动、植物都是受保护的
- No pets are permitted 不允许宠物进入
- Do no feed the dingoes 请不要给当地野狗喂食
- All fees to be paid at the Kiosk Café open 8am- 5pm 请在斯坦利峡谷咖啡厅买门票，咖啡厅开放时间 ：早上八点到下午五点
- Last Chasm entry is 4:30pm 斯坦利峡谷最后开放时间是下午四点半
Entrance rates for 2015 2015年门票价格
- $10 Adults 成人票价
- $8 Concessions优惠门票 seniors老人, NT residents北领地居民, students学生
- $5 Children U12 不满12周岁孩童
- $25 Family of 2adults & 2 Children 家庭票
- $1 Entry each time for locals 原住民每次 进入 (with ID 出示居民证件 & $5 Standley Chasm Annual pass年票)
- $15 ppn overnight camping including access露营（含门票）
- Limited powered sites for large caravans /RV 有限的房车露营地区
Group booking and rates, various catering services welcome with prior arrangement 提供团体订票，各类餐饮服务，欢迎提前预定
Unique “Bush Bower” Private Venue is now available for Conventions/Meetings/Presentation, 40pax+ 独特的“丛林亭凉”私人场地现在提供大型会议/小型聚会/演讲场地，可容纳40多人以上。
Call Angkerle Atwatye “the Gap of Water”, this striking geological formation has traditionally been a significant cultural site for the womenfolk of the western Arrernte people, and the Chasm’s European name honors Mrs Ida Standley who was the first non-Aboriginal woman to visit here. She was appointed in 1914 as the first school teacher in Alice Springs, and then in 1925, a school for children of Aboriginal descent was moved from Alice Springs to nearby Jay Creek (Lwupataka) with Mrs Standley as matron
当地原住民称这里为 “Angkerle Atwatye”的意思是“峡缝里的水道”。这里也是著名西麦克唐奈尔山脉原住民妇女的神秘地带。而英文命名是因为一个为当地教育事业做出贡献的欧洲妇女，埃妲 斯坦利夫人。她不仅是第一个来这里旅行的非当地原住民妇女，在1914年期间，她也是第一位被政府指名来爱丽是泉教书的女教师。到1925年 ，她被任命为从爱丽丝泉由当地原住民孩子组成的学校搬迁到Jay小溪傍边的一所小学当校长。
Set among the shady gum-tree on the bank of the Angkerle Creek, the KioskCafé will give you great service from our friendly local staff and a welcome to their country. We can provide a full catering service, with verandah seating for 65pax & air-conditioned café area for 12pax. Whether you require fresh scones, BBQ/cold cuts, Hot/Cold Picnic meals Buffet Lunch or dinner for booked coach tours/camping groups, or just an individually crafted quality barista coffee and quality hot/cold snacks-pies, sausage rolls, pasties, gateaux, fresh sandwiches. Full selection of Soda drinks, “Local” Ice-cream and confectionary available.
提供原住民导游 和 “比利茶”服务，请提前预订。也提供绿草如茵的野餐，烧烤环境和其他设备
Visit our gift shop请访问我们的礼品店 our gift shop has a range of gifts and souvenirs that will remind you of your visit to Standley Chasm & this Western Arrernte Country. It also has a range of Aboriginal handcrafts & paintings made by the local community members. The profits from these sales go directly back to the artists.
The Standley Chasm walk is a trail on a natural site. While every precaution has been taken to ensure the walk is safe for everyone, we do insist that all walkers are of moderate fitness, do wear appropriate footwear, carry a water bottle and wear a hat and sunscreen. You walk our trails at your own risk. Any injury you incur is not the responsibility of the landowner.