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camping2With it's sweeping desert panoramas, iconic natural attractions, 'off the beaten track' locations and mind blowing night skies, Central Australia is the ideal region for a camping holiday.

Camping offers the kind of freedom that’s hard to top. Hit the road and wind your way through National Parks and stunning desert landscapes. Discover an endless array of beautiful campsites, scattered throughout the National Parks and Reserves so you'll have no trouble finding an idyllic place to rest your head, just be sure to stay within the designated camping areas. If you need a bit more civilisation and want to enjoy some outback hospitality with your stay, select from a terrific range of caravan and tourist parks. If you plan to stay at a particular caravan park or campground, be sure to book well ahead of time or arrive early, especially during peak periods like school holidays and long weekends.

For those that that want to sleep out under the stars but are travelling light, there are a number of local tour companies that specialise in overnight camping trips. With a range of fully catered itineraries to choose from or specially designed charters to suit your style of travel, you can get the whole experienece without the hassle. Let their driver/guides lead you through Central Australia's most iconic destinations and perhaps reveal a few backyard secrets a long the way.

Please note that it is illegal to camp in unstructured sites in the Northern Territory. Please respect the traditonal lands of the Red Centre and only camp in the designated areas. You can find more information on camping regulations here.

Ruby Gap Nature Park

Parks and Reserves
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Ruby Gap Nature Park is a remote spot located on the most eastern side of the East MacDonnell Ranges. Located 150 kilometres from Alice Springs, it was the site of Centra... show more

Outback Tour Services

Tours
Alice Springs NT
At Outback Tour Services, we are proud to offer you a variety of adventurous tour products and services throughout the great Australian Outback. Our own touring produc... show more

Emu Run Experience

Tours
Alice Springs NT
Awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 6 years, Emu Run Experience is based in Alice Springs and specialises in Uluru & Central Australian touring... show more

Kings Creek Station

Caravan Parks & Camping
Kings Canyon
Kings Creek Station is a cattle station with genuine outback hospitality offering visitors an authentic glimpse of the lifestyle, history and landscape of outback Central... show more

Redbank Gorge

National Parks
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Redbank Gorge (Rwetyepme, pronounced 'roo-chip-ma') is a stunning gorge and chasm that is a refuge for many threatened plant and animal species.Located 156km west of Alic... show more

Trek Larapinta

Tours
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Established in 1998, Trek Larapinta is a boutique award-winning trekking operator, offering world class guided walking holidays on the Larapinta Trail. As a small local o... show more

Ayers Rock Campground

Caravan Parks & Camping
Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
Pitch your tent on lush green grass under the shade of native desert oaks. Ayers Rock Campground caters to various en-route travel camping needs, from powered sites and a... show more

Australian Walking Holidays

Tours
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
As part of World Expeditions Travel Group, Australian Walking Holidays is a fully Australian-owned company specialising in small group guided walking adventures. We were ... show more

Finke Gorge National Park

Parks and Reserves
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Explore the ancient landscapes of Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs. The 46,000-hectare park protects the desert oasis Palm Valley, home to ... show more

Tilmouth Well Roadhouse

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Tilmouth Well Roadhouse is situated 200kms North West of Alice Springs along the iconic Tanami Road. show more

Gemtree Caravan and Tourist Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Meet the locals - who will make your Red Centre Adventure the very best it can be. Bush caravan park - safe and spacious sites nestled in native scrub. Kids stay FREE! 5 ... show more

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
South of Alice Springs NT
Marvel at the ancient landscape of the aptly named Rainbow Valley and admire the exposed bands of coloured rock in the sandstone bluffs and cliffs. These are most impress... show more

Alice Springs Tourist Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs NT
We're not the biggest but we strive to be the Best! show more

Iytwelepenty/ Davenport Range National Park

National Parks
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
A place of quiet beauty, the Davenport Ranges National Park (Iytwellepenty) encompasses 1,120 square kilometres of the Davenport Range, North- East of Alice Springs.The p... show more

Binns Track

Attractions
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Take an epic journey on the Northern Territory’s newest four-wheel drive route, the Binns Track. show more

The Rock Tour

Tours
Alice Springs NT
The Rock Tour is the first choice for budget conscious travelers & International Backpackers looking for a high quality tour & cultural experience at an affordable price.... show more

Birthday Waterhole

Parks and Reserves
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Birthday Waterhole is a semi-permanent pool on the Hugh River in the West MacDonnell Ranges, rarely suitable for swimming. It is also the Trailhead for sections 4 and 5 o... show more

Mulgas Adventures

Tours
Darwin Region NT
Mulgas Adventures offers affordable camping experiences into the outback. Their all-Australian, trained and passionate guides deliver unforgettable trips covering Uluru, ... show more

Alice Springs Expeditions

Tours
Alice Springs NT
Alice Springs Expeditions offers personalised bespoke tours (up to 6 passengers) to the most spectacular natural attractions around Central Australia. Meet John, the o... show more

Tjoritja/ West MacDonnell National Park

National Parks
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Tjoritja/ West MacDonnell National Park stretches for 161 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Explore and appreciate the scenic beauty and history of the area on foot, swi... show more

The Giles Track

National Parks
Kings Canyon NT
The Giles Track is a 22-kilometre walking track located within Watarrka National Park. This two-day hike offers the chance to experience impressive natural landscape and ... show more

G'day Mate Tourist Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs NT
Welcome to G'day Mate Tourist Park, the next stop on your trip through the beautiful Red Centre. Located in Alice Springs this 4 star caravan park is a quiet, spacious, r... show more

Spirit Safaris

Tours
Alice Springs and Surrounds NSW
Private, small group luxury 4WD Eco Tours to Remote Wilderness, Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal Art Centres in Outback Australia show more

Standley Chasm Angkerle Cultural Tours

Tours
Alice Springs NT
Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a "must see", spectacular geological and culturally significant icon of Central Australia. Surrounded by the West MacDonnell Ranges ... show more

Outback Caravan Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Tennant Creek NT
Set among glorious shady trees and tropical gardens, Outback Caravan Park in Tennant Creek is a great stopover destination after a long drive through the breathtaking out... show more

Ellery Creek Big Hole

National Parks
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Ellery Creek Big Hole is one of the most popular and picturesque camping, walking, swimming and picnic spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park. show more

Outback Elite Tours

Tours
Alice Springs NT
OUTBACK ELITE TOURS organise VIP, Private, Classic and fully personalised tours of half-day, one day or multi-day in Central Australia. We also offer tours in Italian a... show more

Explorer's Way

Attractions
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
The Explorer's Way bisects the Australian continent from Adelaide in the south to Darwin in the north. It covers over 3,000 kilometres and follows the corridor blazed in ... show more

Wintersun Cabin and Caravan Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs NT
The closest Top Tourist Park to the centre of town! show more

Hale River Homestead at Old Ambalindum

B&B/Guesthouse
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Hale River Homestead at Old Ambalindum is a station stay situated 115km North East of Alice Springs along the Ross Highway in the picturesque East MacDonnell Ranges. C... show more

Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
South of Alice Springs NT
Chambers Pillar is a spectacular solitary column towering 50 metres above the Simpson Desert plain, located 160km from Alice Springs. Explore the reserve on foot, and don... show more

Outback Camper Trailer Hire

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Experience The Australian Outback in style show more

Kunjarra/ The Pebbles

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Kunjarra/The Pebbles is an outcrop of mysterious granite boulders located 11 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. Known to the Warumungu Aboriginal people as Kunjarra, The ... show more

Ormiston Gorge and Pound

National Parks
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Ormiston Gorge is a great place for a cool dip, to see the towering red walls of the gorge and pound, and local plants and wildlife. Located 135 kilometres west of Alice ... show more

Red Centre Way

Attractions
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Discover the Australian outback and the world-renowned landmarks of Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / The Olgas and Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon on a four or five ... show more

Wanngardi Caravan Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs NT
Wanngardi is a small family owned and operated caravan park located 15 km South West of Alice Springs in a beautiful quiet bush setting. show more

Gap View Hotel

Accommodation
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
The gap View is a busy Hotel overlooking the gate way to Alice Springs from the south Heavitree gap. The hotel was built in the 1980's and has seen many faces over the ye... show more

Kings Canyon Resort

Budget/Backpackers
Kings Canyon NT
Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis ideally located in the heart of Australia between Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs in the Watarrka National Park, the home of Kings Ca... show more

Karlu Karlu/ Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Discover ancient formations that seem to have dropped from the wide blue skies of the Barkly Tablelands. Wander around the Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles, huge granite boulde... show more

Devils Marbles Hotel

Caravan Parks & Camping
North of Alice NT
Devils Marbles Hotel is the closest accommodation to the Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles and provides comfortable cabins or caravan park accommodation, food and refreshment... show more

Heritage Caravan Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Pet friendly genuine outback Caravan Park. show more

Trephina Gorge Nature Park

Parks and Reserves
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Discover the rugged landscapes, wildlife, Aboriginal and pastoral histories of the East MacDonnell Ranges at Trephina Gorge Nature Park. Located 85km east of Alice Spring... show more

Owen Springs Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Owen Springs Reserve is popular with four-wheel drive visitors seeking a quiet bush camp. The Hugh River runs the length of the reserve and offers many great places for c... show more

N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park

Parks and Reserves
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park is a fascinating site that protects thousands of prehistoric rock carvings. Located within the East MacDonnell Ranges, 90 kilometres east of Ali... show more

Larapinta Trail

Attractions
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Ranked as one of the planet's top 20 treks, the Larapinta Trail is a 223 kilometre walking track which traverses the magnificent, semi-arid landscapes and impressive, roc... show more

Walking Country

Tours
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Walking Country, based in Alice Springs, offers genuine small group tours, specialising in extended, fully catered, walking tours of the world class Larapinta Trail. C... show more

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