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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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NT WWII Gorrie Airfield @philreit
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Best for bragging: WWII Gorrie Airfield, Northern Territory

WWII Gorrie Airfield via Instagram: @philreit There are absolutely no facilities – but how many people can say they’ve slept on an airfield? It is suitable for big rigs and pets, camp in dry weather only – and enjoy the views! This little strip of history was the Territory’s largest aircraft service and repair base during World War II. It is hard to imagine that in late 1943, during its peak of operations, it was the base for 6,000 service personnel. Back then, staff could attend the open-air picture theatre (which seated 2000), or relax at the boxing ring, four

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NT Mud Tank Zircon Field Fossicking Area
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Fossick at Mud Tank Zircon Field, Northern Territory

Stay the night on a fossicking field. Zircon is a lesser known semi-precious gem stone, found by digging and sieving. The Mud Tank area on Alcoota Station, 17 km south east of Gemtree, has been known for its zircon material since 1940. It is now a camping spot with shade, and pet friendly. Don’t expect facilities – it is for self-sufficient travellers. Most zircons discovered here are orange to amber to pale brown, some are even pink, purplish, colourless, yellow and part-coloured. You can find them as double terminated small crystals or chips. Turn south off Plenty Hwy 7.5 km

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NT Vince Connolly Crossing 2
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Vince Connolly Crossing, Northern Territory has shade and space

If you are hankering after wide open spaces, then you’ve found it. A perfect overnighter, this is a roadside rest area, but has a large area where you can get away from the road. There are lots of shady sites and plenty of room. The toilets are suitable for people with disabilities and were only upgraded last year. There’s water, a dump point, fireplaces, it is suitable for big rigs and pets, but please note it may be sandy in places and it has a 24-hour limit. All in all, a good stopover in area where there are not too

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NT 9955 Gintys Lookout

Freedom Camp at Ginty’s Lookout

The Red Centre is internationally famous for good reason, with massive natural wonders like the Ayers Rock and the Olgas in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the breathtaking sandstone escarpments of Kings Canyon and the contrasting extremes of the MacDonnell ranges high, dry peaks and the cool, fresh sanctuary of its low lying rock pools, this contrasting landscape has many treasures waiting for the avid explorer. The scale of this area cannot be understated, comparable in land mass to entire European countries like Albania or Slovenia, this part of the Red Centre is massive and requires serious planning. For most routes,

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Saddle Creek NT
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Saddle Creek – Last Campsite before WA

As you travel from NT, this is the last campsite near the road before you arrive at WA, and what a good one. Number 173 in CAMPS 9, it is 117km west of Timber Creek – where we bought petrol.

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Little River NT
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Free camp at Little River, NT

The Northern Territory is home to an array of mysterious and impressive landforms that aren’t quite like anything you have seen before. Cape Crawford is no exception with it’s waterholes, waterfalls and ancient rock formations such as the ‘lost city’. Little River rest area is located 10 km West of Cape Crawford next to a tranquil river. Although there are minimal facilities, it is a lovely place to stop if you are travelling along the northern cape in a camper or caravan. Where: 10 km West of Cape Crawford, 259 km East of Daly Waters.Pet Friendly: YesToilets: NoShade: YesShower: No Water: NoFire: NoCaravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campers Mobile

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Robinson River Crossing NT
Free Camping Northern Territory

Cook up some fresh fish at Robinson River Crossing, NT

Robinson River Crossing offers a nice quiet place to stop for the night and an opportunity to do a spot of fishing. Since facilities are very basic it is most suitable for people with camper vans and caravans. If you are self sufficient you can enjoy a break from your journey under the shade of the trees and if you are lucky you will even have fresh fish to cook. Where: 105 km South East of Borroloola, 149 km North West of WollogorangPet Friendly: YesToilets: NoShade: YesShower: No Water: NoFire: NoCaravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campersMobile Reception: No

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