Kings Creek Station, NT to Glen Helen resort NT

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 19:15
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hello i am planning to travel to King Canyon Station, NT to Glen Helen resort NT via Larapinta Drive (the red center way)
is the road suitable for a small 2wd car
i have heard that there is a unseal sections of that road if yes how much in km and could a small 2wd drive on it slowly
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 19:52

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 19:52
stephen,
To answer your own question, click on treks above, then road conditions and follow your nose.
cheers.
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Reply By: Aussi Traveller - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:06

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:06
I would give Glen Helen tip a miss ( it is no resort ), we were there 15 years ago and had a great time, 3 years ago went back to spend some money ( camping bar and dinner) the service just to book a camp site was 30 minutes asked to speak to the manager ( I could here him having a conversation in the next room ) the toilet blocks were disgusting and the sewer pit was broken open.

20 minutes down the road is Elery Creek Big hole a lot cheaper per person cleaner and the facilities are much better, toilets BBQ the whole lot, it is a National park camp ground go there instead trust me.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:08

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:08
asked to speak to the manager ( I could here him having a conversation in the next room ) I left after a 15 minute wait, he wasn't interested.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 22:08

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 22:08
Trust Phil
After staying at both three weeks ago we won't be returning to Glen Helen
Ellery Creek is the go
Loop road was ok
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Reply By: KevinE - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:19

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:19
Hi Stephen,

Pretty much the entire road from Kings Canyon to Glen Helen is a very good dirt road!

The first stretch is the Mereenie Loop Road - then Namatjira Drive to Glen Helen. Then it's bitumen all the way from Glen Helen to Alice Springs.

No problems driving a small 2WD up there if you drive to the road conditions unless it's rained recently.

BUT................ you will get stone chips on your car & bull dust inside it. Forewarned is forearmed lol!

Cheers,

Kevin.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 07:19

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 07:19
We stayed (camper trailer) at Glen Helen at end of June 2012 and did not mind it. Yes, it is not a resort. But it is in a nice location and the walk up to the gorge was not too bad. See photo below. It was cold when we were there but in the resort we were able to sit on a nice lounge in front of the fire drinking some nice red wine. That was good! We found the showers good, not flash, but we have been to worse. So keep an open mind, don’t expect too much and don’t expect a resort. . Also we got our permit for the Mereenie Loop Road from there. The Mereenie loop Road was a bit rough when we did it, but as other have said, just drive to the condition. And please pull over to let others pass. We came across a few cars on the road that were just crawling because of the corrugations but being in a 4wd we needed to get to our speed and at times it was very difficult to pass due to the dust and they would not move over a bit. Kevin



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