Alice Springs to Katherine

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 14:32
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I'm wondering where people would recommend staying between Alice and Katherine. I was hoping to avoid staying overnight at Tennant Creek. Any favourite spots not too far off the beaten track that anyone would care to suggest? I think it'd take us about 2 days??
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Reply By: bruce - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 14:53

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 14:53
Renner Springs is o.k. or was when we went through a few yrs ago..$8..no power..but all facilities..bar , toilets , showers ,etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:49

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:49
Thanks for your reply. We'll give R.S a try!
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Reply By: jacqueline - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 15:13

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 15:13
A couple of years ago we stayed at the Devils Marbles in a campground right around the back. It was great, but no facilities other than a toilet. You have to be there at a resonable time because it got very busy but it is free. You can climb the rocks and watch the sunset and the sunrise is equally as beautiful. Hope this is of use.
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Follow Up By: GOB member vic - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:15

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:15
its not free now national parks or whoever $3 pp pn buts it free if your quickwe were there last september

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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:51

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:51
We planned on going to Devils Marbles anyway. I didn't realise that you could stay there. Thanks for your help.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:17

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:17
Renner Springs is OK although a little noisey, Devilles Marbles are great but no facilitis as said before. Dunmurra as for Renner Springs but with a push, you can make Mataranka and the springs make it worthwhile.
Was a nice camp ground at Tea Tree I think but too close to the Alice.Dare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:52

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:52
Mataranka is one of the spots that I'm very keen to see so we'll definitely stay there. Thanks for your help!
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:32

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:32
Bush camps with no facilities between Alice and Katherine

Native Gap.....off the road near Aileron
WW2 Airstrip just north of Barrow Creek turn right..it is signposted
Bonny Well...side of Hwy near Kurundi T/O past Wauchope RH
Churchills Head.....old Stuart Hwy about 60 km north of 3 ways
Helen Springs Road Camp...up on top of hill just past Helen Sps Station T/O
Daly Waters Township...Old RAAF Hangar
Gorrie Airstrip 9 km north of Larrimah....plenty of space

And all the commercial places inbetween.....

Haven't been that way since '99 but they should all still be there

Cheers,Willem
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:37

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:37
Forgot Dingo Hill about 20km south of Dunmarra...side of road with water tank..large camping area...no facilities.Willem
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:49

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 17:49
There are lots of dirt tracks off the main road, some to water towers or radio towers, borrow pits...etc that can be used for overnight camping!
If you do this drive well off the road at least ½ km, & don't advertise that you are there.
Have done this many a time and have had no problems!!!!

Ps Dawn at the Devils Marbles is something else!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:48

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:48
Thanks for all the advice. I'm sure we'll be able to find something suitable with your tips!
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Reply By: pauls - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 18:43

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 18:43
We camped at Banka Banka a couple hours north of Tennant Creek and really liked it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:54

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 20:54
Thanks for your tip. We'll keep an eye out for it!
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 19:23

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 19:23
Liz,

keep an eye out for Peter Falconio while you're there. Bob
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 22:36

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 22:36
What is that old saying again...If wit was s..t you would be in another business :-))))

I think the termites have had a feed offa that poor fella.
Willem
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Reply By: thomo - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 21:05

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 21:05
wyclife well or three ways roadhouse are very good.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:18

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:18
Fill up at Tennant Creek at the Independant. Very Much cheaper especially comparing to three ways About 15cpl cheaper and about 20 k's away. Three ways you get touched.Dare to Lead not to Follow
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