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Gemtree Caravan and Tourist Park

Quality Tourism Accredited Business
East MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Parks & Camping

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Check In: 14:00 | Check Out: 10:00

Open Hours: 8am - 5pm 12 months of the year!

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 million star destination, evenings by the campfire or down at the Billabong Bar.

Owner operated, 5th generation local family, offering pioneering history shows and tag-along daily fossicking tours to the rich Centralian Gemfields... Red Earth, Red Centre, Red Gems!

Description

A true oasis in the mulga country just north of the spectacular East MacDonnell Ranges, Gemtree is the gateway to the Central Australian gemfields which span the length of the nearby Harts Ranges. The park offers a quiet, spacious bush setting with modern clean amenities. Gemtree has a choice of accommodation options to suit your needs and bookings are essential, so give them a call.

After a day of fossicking on tour, relax under the stars around your campfire. You will need to bring your own wood but campfires are encouraged in the fire pits provided, to add that magical touch to your outback night. Secluded bush camping sites provide the feeling of being the only people around whether you bring your own caravan or tent. Alternatively, Gemtree's cabins offer extra comfort to ensure your experience will be memorable.

Weekend campoven dinners, served to you at lantern-lit tables are a popular new edition to the activities offered followed by light entertainment - and for bushwalkers and birdwatchers, the 3.5 kilometre self-guided nature trail is not to be missed.

Tagalong history tours are also available, when numbers permit.

Facilities

  • Air Conditioned
  • Basic Cooking Facilities
  • Basic Laundry Facilities
  • Pets Allowed
  • Powered Sites
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Unpowered Sites

Map & Directions

140 kilometres north east of Alice Springs, Gemtree, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Directions

140km NE of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway, sealed road to the front gate.

Heading North from Alice Springs
70km North from Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway, turn East and travel 70km along the Plenty Highway. Please be aware that it is a one-lane sealed road and be cautious of on-coming traffic. Gemtree is on your right as you cross the Gillen Creek.

Coming South from Tennant Creek
Travel South along the Stuart Highway 425km, turn East onto the Plenty Highway and travel a further 70km.

Following the Binns Track/Settlers Trail North from Ross River, Via Arltunga, Hale River Homestead and Mud Tank.
This is a dirt track, for camper trailers and off-road vans, 4WD only. Join the sealed Plenty Highway at Mud Tank and travel West 7.5 km to Gemtree. This journey can take up to four hours coming direct from Alice Springs. There can be up to four gates that need to be opened - if a gate is closed, close it behind you. Please check road conditions before using this route 08 8956 9855 (Gemtree)

Travelling West from Boulia to Gemtree across the Donahue and Plenty Highways
Gemtree is approximately 8 hours in a direct drive from Boulia (670km). Most of the journey is on dirt beef-roads, recommended for camper trailers, off-road vans and 4WD. Fuel is available at Tobermorey and Jervois, it is advisable to carry 2 spares and plenty of water.

Cancellation Policy

$85 deposit required when booking cabins.
48 hours notice of cancellation required for deposit refund.
No refund for cancellation under 48 hours.

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