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Kings Canyon Resort, Northern Territory
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Where to stay near Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Kings Canyon Resort, Northern Territory Kings Canyon Resort Amazing views here! Dingos walking outside the campground and could hear them howl at night. Had to put our shoes away, in case they took them! Amazing sunrise and sunset. One of the most spectacular walks at the Canyon, too. It is a bit pricey, but a five star location! The resorts bars and restaurants, convenience stores and petrol station are available to campground guests. Dogs are allowed in the campground, however must be kept secure and on a leash at all times. You can also camp at: Kings Creek Station Northern Territory Staying

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Salt Creek Rest Area, Northern Territory
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Free camping at Salt Creek Rest Area, Northern Territory

Salt Creek Rest Area, Northern Territory Salt Creek Rest Area is located conveniently between two major attractions in the Red Centre. It is 210 km north east of Uluru and 113 km from Kings Canyon, so a perfect overnighter between the two iconic destinations. And it is free and pet friendly, so it is generally busy. This shaded BBQ/picnic area is a good spot, large with lots of space and trees. There is definitely room for Big Rigs, but BYO water. And it has the CAMPS tick of approval! We certainly enjoyed our picnic here. We really made the most of the

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Kings Canyon Free Camp - Image Overland Exposure
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Ginty’s Lookout, an overnight camp with a great Red Centre view, Northern Territory

The Red Centre of Northern Territory is internationally famous for good reason! CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda were travelling from the West MacDonnell Ranges. They said, “We hit some more dirt roads and made our way towards Kings Canyon. We found this great free camp (Ginty’s Lookout) which was right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the valley. We enjoyed sitting on the rocks, watching the sunset and sharing a drink.” Whether you are traveling west like them, descending down into Kings Canyon on your way to Uluru, or travelling back to Alice, this is a perfect spot! Have

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West MacDonnell Ranges NT
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Closed for summer: Ellery Creek Big Hole, Northern Territory

Access to the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole via road is closed until December 16. The site will reopen over Christmas from December 17, 2021 to January 4, 2022, and will then close again until February 2022. Not only does this mean no swimming, but the popular Ellery Creek Big Hole campground is inaccessible whilst roadworks occur. Work has begun on sealing the 2 km road to the hole and campground. summer was chosen, as it is a quieter time of year for visitors. However, they will reopen over Christmas. If you miss out on seeing the gorgeous waterhole, where

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Bulcock Beach, Caloundra
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Mamma Mia! Plenty of campsites for you

Today we bring you a beachfront site at rock bottom prices in SA and let you know a caravan park has reopened in the West MacDonnell Ranges, near Alice springs in NT. We hope you like our new format AND that we are moving to weekly newsletters, instead of fortnightly. That means more camps, more camping recipes, more must ‘see and dos’ and our favourite locations across Australia. This includes a shark sighting at 80 Mile Beach, WA, kicking back at the QLD Charlotte Plains Station Stay, Uluru, NT and a whole bunch of NSW free campgrounds in our brand

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Discovery Parks Glen Helen NT
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Re-opened Discovery Parks Glen Helen, Northern Territory

Images courtesy Discovery Parks If you’re exploring central Australia, you’ll be pleased to hear that the previously named Glen Helen Lodge at Mount Zeil which was closed last year has now re-opened under the Discovery Parks banner. Discovery Parks Glen Helen is located in the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges 130 km west of Alice Springs. This is an extraordinary landscape estimated to be 800 million years old and home to the Western Aranda Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. This outback haven has motel rooms as well as an expansive campground with powered and unpowered sites for caravans,

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NT Neil Hargrave Lookout - photo credit: Rose Boccalatte @roseyb_11 via Instagram
Free Camping Northern Territory

Neil Hargrave Lookout, Northern Territory, is a perfect base

Photo credit: Rose Boccalatte @roseyb_11 via Instagram What is amazing about this rest area is that you are in the West MacDonnell Ranges, close to tourist icons. This route is a must-see with beautiful gorges, indigenous culture, chasm, gap, hole and pits! With a bitumen surface, there are picnic tables and a BBQ, but a patchy mobile reception. It is 24-hours only and pet friendly; BYO drinking water and firewood. You will be rewarded with beautiful views and spectacular sunsets across the Ranges and Mt Sonder. Read the plaque on Nathaniel Charles (Neil) Hargrave OBE, applauded for his work towards

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Reflections at Glen Helen Gorge Image Tourism NT & Jackson Groves
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Visit the amazing Glen Helen Gorge

Reflections at Glen Helen Gorge Image Tourism NT & Jackson Groves Glen Helen Gorge is a perfect place to have a dip in the sandstone cliffs and watch the light change on Mount Sonder. This road trip through the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges has so many highlights – more gorges, Ochre Pits, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Stanley Chasm and Simpsons Gap. Nearby this beautiful waterhole, there are two locations listed close by – one in each book we produce: Glen Helen Homestead  NT site 44 in Caravan Parks 5 This caravan park on the Finke River is only a 5-10

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Explorers Highway – Iconic Roads of Australia

Explorers Highway Re-tread the footsteps of one of the most intrepid souls ever to set foot in the Australian interior by following the Stuart Highway. Affectionately known as the Explorer’s Highway, this 2,834km long road splits the country neatly in two, and roughly traces the route taken by Scottish explorer John McDouall Stuart back in the 1860s. The highway begins in the centre of Darwin in Northern Territory and strikes southwards, passing the beautiful tropical habitat of the Lichfield National Park and heading on to Kakadu, where some stunning examples of indigenous cave art can be found. From here it’s

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