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Chambers Pillar

West of Maryvale Station | Chambers Pillar Road, off Old South Road, 160 kilometres south of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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West of Maryvale Station | Chambers Pillar Road, off Old South Road, 160 kilometres south of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

From Alice Springs it is approx 180 kms on a good but dirt and sand road. (approx 2.5 hours). On your travel, take care of dips and crests and of course bull-dust, however, they tell you to use four wheel drive and we never had...More

3  Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My partner and I decided to visit Chambers Pillar due to the influx of Master's Games Participants, hoping that it might be a quiet time to visit. We were right; we were the only ones at the Pillar. The journey to the Pillar was quick,...More

1  Thank Charissa86
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's years since my first visit , I remember looking down that steep rutted dirt road and thinking ....am I really going down there and once I do will I ever get up again , one of the joys of 4 wheel driving is testing...More

Thank Siri O
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was the highlight of our 12 day trip from Cunnamulla Qld to Alice Springs travelling across the Simpson Desert. We camped here one night. Thought it was a magical place. Much preferred it to Ayres Rock.

Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed 27 April 2016

For all the talk of the terrible road to Chambers Pillar from Alice Springs were thought it was well worth the effort. Go in the afternoon stay the night - seeing the sunset and sunrise. The Pillar is at its best morning and night. The...More

1  Thank MarkKristie
Reviewed 23 March 2016

After a long and bumpy drive from Alice Springs, we spotted the Pillar from a distance. Drawing closer, and in the evening light, well, stunning.

Thank jmr1906
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Located in the Chambers Pillar Historic Reserve about 100 k's south of Alice Springs, it is necessary to travel to Maryvale along the route of the old Ghan railway, with a interesting stop at the old Rodinga fettlers siding, then turn off to the reserve....More

1  Thank Ray F
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The campsite at Chambers Pillar is well kept with effective gas BBQs and clean drop toilets. We were in a rented 4WD Landcruiser camper and, while conditions will change after rain, this is how we found the access road. The road from Alice Springs to...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 8 September 2015

You need to take the Ghan exit on route to the Alice Springs airport. This is where the paved road pretty much ends. The road to Maryvale is unsealed with some sandy parts and some smooth parts but is mostly corrugated road. It should take...More

1  Thank Mahes T
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This stand-alone 50m sandstone pillar is what's left after weathering over the past 350 m years of softer sandstones laid down in that era. Named by the redoubtable [and ultimately tragic] J. McDouall Stuart after James Chambers, one of his Adelaide based financiers, its about...More

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