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Simpsons Gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges
|Location||Burt Plain, Northern Territory|
The gap is home to various plants and wildlife, including the black-footed rock-wallaby. It is the site of a permanent waterhole.
The area is an important spiritual place for the Arrernte people, who have inhabited the Arrernte area since before European discovery. Simpsons Gap is known to the Arrernte as "Rungutjirpa". It was later visited by surveyor Gilbert Rotherdale McMinn in 1871 while he was searching for a better route for the Overland Telegraph Line.
Section 1 of the Larapinta Trail begins at Alice Springs Telegraph Station and ends here.
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Gum at Simpsons Gap
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