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Mereenie Loop Road

From Alice Springs to King Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8952 5800
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No Worries

Found the drive to be fine 4WD, towing off road camper trailer at about 90 most of the way, spec... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
worsey2014
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Quilpie, Australia
Great outback scenery

Travelled the road in 4 wd. Found it to be ok if driving at a reasonable speed. Much better to do a... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Robyn E
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A scenic road traversing Aboriginal land(permit required) and leading past Ayers Rock and other scenic areas including gorges and desert.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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From Alice Springs to King Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Found the drive to be fine 4WD, towing off road camper trailer at about 90 most of the way, spec tackler views along the way, If you drive to conditions on the road you wont have any problems, seen wild camels, dingoes, and wild horses....More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Travelled the road in 4 wd. Found it to be ok if driving at a reasonable speed. Much better to do a round trip to Alice Springs from Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock than than the long trip via Stuart Highway.

Thank Robyn E
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

As of today 16/09/2017 I can report that the road is in relatively poor condition. I'm guessing its been some time since a grader has been through. The road is doable in a 4WD/AWD if tackled at speeds of between 60-80kph with reduced tyre pressure....More

1  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

You don't need a really big 4x4, our rental RAV4 did the trick. We were headed to Kings Canyon from Alice Springs. Having spent the previous week in the West McDonnell Ranges, we took the route through Hermannsburg. The old mission station makes a really...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Did the Mereenie Outer Loop in 4Wd but towing an on road tradie trailer decked out as a camper got through with no issues, though the corrugations in patches slowed us to 20-30 kmh. Most of the trip was done at 70kmh and few bits...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

A fun drive and a bit of an adventure. I’d expected more from the scenery on the loop itself but it turned out that the scenery on Larapinta road was a lot better than the loop. Quite a lot of traffic too. The road when...More

Thank dgjohansson
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We were told that this road was horrible to drive, but don't be scared off by hotel staff. It is fine to drive even when not graded as we did this week. You just need to go slow in parts with slippery sand. The road...More

5  Thank Sophie P
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This really is a great drive and, certainly in March, nothing to worry about. We drove from Alice Springs to Uluru and decided to take what is now called the Red Centre Way so we could stop off at some of the natural attractions along...More

6  Thank sunseeker2020
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Not having driven much on dirt roads we were extremely apprehensive and although the corrugations were rough and uncomfortable we never felt worried for our own safety or the vehicle. The rental company insisted on a 4 WD. It was definitely much more interesting and...More

1  Thank sandgrobs
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I drove through in April from Kings Creek Station to Ellery Creek Big Hoke campground. Went in convoy with a family we met who were towing a caravan and they suggested we buddy up just in case anything happened to either of us. No drama...More

2  Thank Carolyn A
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Stan K
27 December 2017|
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Response from Fozzybronze | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of basic camping areas Alice side of the loop, as well as the one at Ginty's Lookout to the south (Kings Canyon side) but on the stretch you need a permit for (and that bit isn't a major portion of the... More
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Tong P
13 September 2017|
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Response from Fozzybronze | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tong. It took me 61/2 hours from Alice to Kings Canyon via the Mereenie Loop. ...so about 4 hours of that was from Glen Helen
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JanetWalf0rdOBE
4 December 2016|
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Response from Fozzybronze | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Janet...only just seen this, so I'm probably too late. When I went back in June this year we spent a night at GH and 2 nights at Camps within a short drive of GH...Redbank Gorge (v basic camp site, but wonderful... More
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