A quirky old piano adorned with Aboriginal art sits unloved at Glen Helen Gorge.

A quirky old piano adorned with Aboriginal art sits forlornly at Glen Helen Gorge.

Glen Helen Gorge sits near the western end of the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges. Dotted with gorges, twisted rock formations, gaps and waterholes and Aboriginal sites, the MacDonnell Ranges run through central Australia for over 600 kilometres.

Glen Helen offers a chance to re-fuel (body and car) with a bar, cafe, accommodation (rooms and camping), swimming hole and opportunities to explore the surrounding area whether by helicopter, camel, car or foot.

The author travelled as a guest of Plus7 and Tourism NT.

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4 Responses to Photo of the Week: Play it Again Sam (Glen Helen Gorge, Australia)

  • Is this a piano? right? I wonder what those symbols mean. Where is this picture taken?

    • Mark H says:

      The photo is from the general service point at Glen Helen which includes an accommodation point, cafe, bar etc.. It is simply sitting outside the shop. I think the symbols are stylised paintings similar to what the indigineous Aboriginals of Australia paint and draw. As to any deeler meaning, I’m not sure. I simply like the piano and the character and stories it exudes.

  • Mike says:

    I like the aged piano! I hope the piano is still being taken care of.

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