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 a rest before you make the next long leg of your journey. Also note: 4WD required.

Also known locally as Jump Up lookout, or incorrectly known in many places as Morris Pass, is the perfect place to break up the many legs required to navigate this breathtaking landscape.

Located approximately 40 km North West of Kings Canyon, this winding ascent takes you from the low lying Morris Pass leading out of the canyon. Continue up to Larapinta Drive, the main route back to the Alice (permit required). Alternatively, divert north and head through Tyler’s Pass to explore the MacDonnell Ranges on your way back to civilisation.

There’s no pets and it is a 24 hour stop only. With breathtaking views, a convenient location and the availability of fire pits to take the edge of those cold desert nights, Ginty’s Lookout is definitely worth marking on your maps!

Kings Canyon Free Camp - Image Overland Exposure

Stop in to Uluru and the Olgas in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and the breathtaking sandstone escarpments of Kings Canyon and the spectacular MacDonnell ranges.

Ginty’s Lookout is in Camps 11, the CAMPS Pendium box set with separate state by state guides, or find it on your CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App.

Images by Overland Exposure

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