Redbank Gorge Campground - West MacDonnell NP

National Park - Northern Territory


Turn off Namatijira Drive at GPS -23.610071, 132.504835 and follow the unsealed road for 5km until you reach the campground.  It is recommended that a high clearance 4WD is recommended here.

This vast and spectacular section of the MacDonnell Ranges, located west of Alice Springs, is an outstanding example of an ancient landscape sculptured over time by climatic elements. Cool scenic gorges are important refuges for a collection of plants and animals, many of which are found only here and some are relicts of a bygone era of tropical forests. There are many opportunities for visitors to explore and appreciate the scenic beauty and history of the area. Features of the landscape are significant in the stories of Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture, and have existed for many thousands of years.

There are basic camping facilities available and offer toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces.  It is suitable for small caravans as well.  There is a limited supply of drinking water here provided for Larapinta Trail Walkers only.  

The gorge has a near permanent waterhole situated 1km from the carpark.  Swimmers should be aware that most waterholes are extremely cold.  It is recommended that you use a floatation dvice to assist in swimming through the Gorge.

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