The MacDonnell Ranges are a long narrow range of mountains in the Northern Territory of Australia. They run in an almost straight line from east to west for hundreds of kilometres, on either side of Alice Springs. The Western MacDonnell Ranges have some spectacular gaps right through the range. Some of these such as Simpsons Gap, and Standley Chasm are major tourist attractions. The Heavitree Gap allows road and rail access to Alice Springs right through the mountains. They were named by the explorer John McDouall Stuart after Sir Richard MacDonnell, the Governor of South Australia.
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- "MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory Official Travel Site". en.travelnt.com. 2011 [last update]. http://en.travelnt.com/explore/alice-springs/macdonnell-ranges.aspx. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "West MacDonnell National Park". nt.gov.au. 2011 [last update]. http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/westmacdonnell.html. Retrieved 31 May 2011.