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central australia camping

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central australia camping

how does this sound? will have a 4wd and camping

3 n Alice

1 Ormiston Gorge

2 Kiings Canyon

2 Uluru

1 near Kata Tjuta

2 Finke Gorge

have a spare night and anything off the beaten track would be good heading back towards Alice- any ideas?

thanks

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1. Re: central australia camping

maybe standley chasm ? Could you in a a day- get to a few of the gorges like Serpetine, Simpsons Gap and Standley ?

Edited: 05 March 2016, 11:30
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2. Re: central australia camping

Hi Hamiriver,

You itinerary looks very good, and not at all rushed.

For the extra day, I personally would spend it within Serpentine National Park.

Why?

This is one of the lesser known places within the West MacDonnell Ranges and is often overlooked by visitors, in favour of the other nearby gorges and destinations.

It is also missed by all the tour companies.

Mainly due to the longer walking distance though bushland, time constraints and the actual location.

Other factors include the minor difficulties of course being, OHS issues, as well as being able, to reach this destination.

Hence, the deletion of this part of visiting the West McDonnell Ranges by all tour companies. (Private companies though – is unknown).

Camp or stay at the Serpentine Chalet Bush Camping Area, along Namatjira Drive and also visit the nearby Serpentine Chalet ruins.

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3. Re: central australia camping

That's very leisurely - nice.

Your 2 nights Uluru and 1 night Kata Tjuta will actually all be at the same campground at Ayers Rock Resort - the only place camping is allowed in the area.

Heading back towards Alice another nice spot is Rainbow Valley - beautiful at sunset, or take the Owen Springs track towards the Hugh River, where there are some nice camping spots (no facilities here so BYO everything).

Enjoy your time here.

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4. Re: central australia camping

Thanks- will check serpentine.

Im guessing it will be very rocky and walking on ledges? I will check out the walks on NP site. We will have a mix of ages and fitness- but all used to tricky walks

Was hoping to not to have to camp more than 2 n at uluru. We have been already and its too busy there :)

Edited: 05 March 2016, 13:31
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5. Re: central australia camping

Thanks- will check serpentine.

Im guessing it will be very rocky and walking on ledges? I will check out the walks on NP site. We will have a mix of ages and fitness- but all used to tricky walks

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