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The western half of Ormiston Pound with Mount Giles in the foreground
|Location||Northern Territory, Australia|
|Parent range||MacDonnell Ranges|
Ormiston Pound is a ring of mountains in the Northern Territory of Australia punctuating the MacDonnell Ranges, in the West MacDonnell National Park, approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) west of Alice Springs. It lies at roughly the halfway point in the Larapinta Trail and has views from its circumference of Mount Sonder, Gosses Bluff crater and the surrounding range.
The Pound, a ring of mountains, is dominated by Mount Giles, which forms its eastern boundary. The western boundary is formed by the Ormiston Gorge, a popular tourist destination.
The pound is accessible from a road in the west, which travels between Glen Helen and Alice Springs. There is a waterhole at the bottom near the gorge, as well as several lookouts. The entire pound encompasses 46.55 square kilometres (17.97 sq mi). The Finke River passes Ormiston Gorge in the west.
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