Ruby Gap Nature Park - NT

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -23.470809 135.017922
DMS: 23º 28' 14.92" S 135º 01' 4.54" E
UTM: 53 K 7404360mN 501830mE
Altitude: 511.82m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


95.7kms NorthEast of Santa Teresa
111.98kms East of Amoonguna
202.79kms South of Ampilatwatja
403.85kms SouthWest of Alpurrurulam

Address & Contact

Hale NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A


Ruby Gap (Ruby Gorge) is a park with a chequered history and was the site of the first mining rush in Central Australia.
In the late 1880s David Lindsay thought he discovered rubies in the bed of the Hale River and hundreds flocked to the site to cash in on European buyers.

Two years later it was found that the gems were high grade garnets and not nearly as valuable as rubies.
Now Ruby Gap is a remote wilderness.

Much of the rugged terrain is not to be underestimated and walking tracks are only suitable for experienced walkers.

There are no marked tracks but exploring up the river bed to Glen Annie Gorge and Fox's Grave is very rewarding.
Allow at least a full day to visit the park and take two days if you plan to do any walks or visit Arltunga Historical Reserve.
Camping is available between the park entrance and Ruby Gap.
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Closest Weather Station

Arltunga at 21/09:00am CST
Distance from Ruby Gap Nature Park 33.98km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Ruby Gap Nature Park 33.98km W
Mean Max. °C36.234.331.528.822.919.219.722.927.730.933.434.4
Mean Min. °C22.221.018.513.
Mean Rain mm43.444.240.015.920.116.310.36.86.822.431.339.6

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