Larapinta Drive & Owen Springs Rd - NT

  Junction,Intersection,Turn Off


DEG: -23.845699 133.455109
DMS: 23º 50' 44.52" S 133º 27' 18.39" E
UTM: 53 K 7361999mN 342668mE
Altitude: 621.71m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Junction,Intersection,Turn Off


46.66kms West of Alice Springs
69.61kms East of Hermannsburg
221.34kms North of Kulgera
303.02kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja

Address & Contact

Larapinta Dr
Hugh NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


A four-wheel drive is essential to access the Owen Springs Reserve. Some sections of the track follow the sandy bed of the river and may be impassable after rain.The Owen Springs Self Drive takes you along a 50km stretch of road, steeped in pioneering history. Start here and head south via the main access road which through the reserve which closely follows explorer John McDouall Stuart's route through Central Australia during his early 1860s expeditions.Stop and walk around the historic Old Owen Springs Homestead. Camping is allowed between the signposts within Lawrence Gorge and near Redbank Waterhole.Within Lawrence Gorge are a number of sacred sites that are important to Aboriginal custodians. They ask that visitors remain in the creekbed and not climb the hills or disturb rocks in the area.Vehicles are required to keep to the main track except to access campsites in designated areas along the river.
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Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 15/09:00pm CST
Distance from Larapinta Drive & Owen Springs Rd 44.46km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Larapinta Drive & Owen Springs Rd 44.46km E
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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