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National Parks & Reserves

Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

Attractions
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Visit Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, once a remote refuge and supply point for travellers and an important part of the colonial telegraph system. Take the self-guided w... 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

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks and Reserves
Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
Located 462 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to the world-famous Uluru/Ayers Rock and the 36 weathered rock domes known ... show more

Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Located 640 kilometres south of Darwin and approximately 35 kilometres south of Dunmurra, is Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve. This heritage-listed att... 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

Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The small Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve, approximately 212 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway, commemorates the discovery of the centre of ... 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

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

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

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

Simpsons Gap

National Parks
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Simpsons Gap is one of the most prominent gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Located just 18 kilometres from Alice Springs the towering cliffs are awe inspiring. It feat... 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

Napwerte Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Napwerte Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve protects petroglyphs - rock engravings made by the early Arrernte Aboriginal people. The six-hectare reserve is 39 ki... show more

Mac Clark (Acacia Peuce) Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Mac Clark Conservation Reserve protects acres of rare Acacia Peuce trees, which are found in only two other locations in the world. From Alice Springs, the Reserve can be... show more

Attack Creek Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The Attack Creek Memorial is situated on the Attack Creek Historical Reserve, located on the Stuart Highway 74 kilometres north of Tennant Creek.The memorial recalls that... 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

Yeperenye Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park

Parks and Reserves
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Yeperenye Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park are the first noticeable features of the East MacDonnell Ranges. Pack a picnic, watch the local wildlife, or follow a short wa... show more

Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

Attractions
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
A beautifully restored Barrow Creek Telegraph Station is located in Barrow Creek, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Forster ranges. This historical reserve is o... 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

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

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

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

Tnorala/ Gosse Bluff Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
South of Alice Springs NT
The Tnorala/Gosse Bluff Conservation Reserve is an enormous comet impact site and a place of significant international scientific interest. It also has great cultural and... show more

Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Discover the peace and beauty of Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve - one of the NT's most isolated reserves.Located 192 kilomtres south-west of Alice Springs, it enc... show more

Ochre Pits

National Parks
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Head out into the West MacDonnells to see the vivid colours of the mineral ochre pits, which have been mined for generations by the local Aboriginal people. Located 110k... show more

Arltunga Historical Reserve

Attractions
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Located 110 kilometres east of Alice Springs, via the East MacDonnell Ranges, the historic town of Arltunga was officially Central Australia's first town and once support... 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

Mt Sonder

Parks and Reserves
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Mt Sonder is the third highest peak in the West MacDonnell Ranges and Northern Territory. It marks the western end of the section 12 of the Larapinta Trail, a 223 kilomet... show more

Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Corroboree Rock is a dark grey column of dolomite an hour's drive east of Alice Springs. It is one of many sites in the MacDonnell Ranges that is of great importance to t... 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

Standley Chasm Angkerle

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs and Surrounds 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

Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)

National Parks
Kings Canyon NT
Watarrka National Park encloses Kings Canyon, with its 300-metre-high sandstone walls, walking trails, lush forests and permanent waterholes. The most impressive of these... 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

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

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

Tanami Desert

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
The Tanami Desert, one of the most isolated and arid areas on earth, wasn’t truly explored until well into the twentieth century. show more

Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve, situated in the heart of the Barkly Tablelands, is a haven for native wildlife, and is the only reserve in Australia established pri... 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

Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Anna's Reservoir was discovered, named and described by explorer John McDouall Stuart in April 1860. Stuart named the rockhole after the youngest daughter of one of his s... show more

Tingkkarli (Lake Mary Ann)

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Tingkkarli/Lake Mary Ann is a cool oasis, located five kilometres north of Tennant Creek. This man-made lake was created to provide a water supply for the local town of T... show more

Native Gap Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Native Gap Conservation Reserve is a sacred site to Arrernte and Anmatyerr Aboriginal people. It also stands as a memorial to the Overland Telegraph Line, which was const... show more

Serpentine Gorge

National Parks
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Serpentine Gorge is a narrow gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges, 100 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Follow a well marked path and easy path to the gap and peaceful wate... show more

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