Old Police Station Waterhole camping area
This waterhole has abundant birdlife and is great for swimming if the water levels are up, but beware of submerged logs and rocks. A 4WD is recommended to reach the campsite, and the road may be impassable in wet weather. Campsites here are widely spaced and next to the waterhole, but you will need to bring your own drinking water and firewood. It is a remote and peaceful location, and you may have it all to yourself. Take the road to Hatches Creek off the Stuart Hwy, 44 km north of Barrow Creek. Travel along this road for 165 km, then follow the signposted turn-off for 8 km.
Who to contact: PWCNT Tennant Creek (08) 8962 4599
This campsite is located in Iytwelepenty-Davenport Range National Park
Described by many who go there as one of the most beautiful parks in the Red Centre, Itwelepenty/Davenport Range National Park has rolling ranges and a network of permanent waterholes that provide a refuge for animals. A day’s drive north of Alice Springs, it doesn’t get the number of visitors as other parks, such as West MacDonnell National Park, so is perfect for those who want to soak up its quiet beauty. There are some easy walks and it is possible to swim at the Old Police Station Waterhole when the water level is high. Access from the Stuart Hwy can be rough and quite corrugated and the road from the Barkly Hwy can have extensive bulldust holes.
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