Owen Springs - NT

  Population - Station,Homestead


DEG: -23.87326 133.471664
DMS: 23º 52' 23.74" S 133º 28' 17.99" E
UTM: 53 K 7358965mN 344387mE
Altitude: 605.28m


Place Type

Population - Population - Station,Homestead


46.28kms SouthWest of Alice Springs - Driving 51.0 km (40 mins)
70.88kms East of Hermannsburg - Driving 76.0 km (52 mins)
218.42kms North of Kulgera - Driving 321 km (4 hours 1 min)
304.44kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja - Driving 374 km (8 hours 31 mins)

Address & Contact

Hugh NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/owen-springs-reserve


Owen Springs Track offers secluded camping at both ends of the gorge, an interesting historical reserve and ruins, a good selection of wildlife including red tailed black cockatoos. Very worthwhile. No facilities.

Owen Springs Reserve protects 1,570 square kilometres and was formerly Owen Springs cattle station.

It offers visitors an outback four-wheel drive (4WD) experience, a quiet setting for bush camping and ideal picnicking and birdwatching.

This picturesque reserve is dissected by the Hugh River, its broad, sandy banks lined by shady river red gums.

Rocky gorges and red sand country add to its scenic appeal and in several places waterholes stay for a period after rain, attracting a variety of wildlife.

The area protected in Owen Springs Reserve is rich in Territory history.

The main access road through the reserve closely follows explorer John McDouall Stuart's route through Central Australia during his early 1860s expeditions.

One of the major results from Stuart's explorations was the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line that originally followed his track through Lawrence Gorge in the Waterhouse Range.

Australia's early pastoral history is also featured at the old Owen Springs Homestead ruins, which is the site of the first station homestead built in Central Australia.

You can only camp near Redbank Waterhole and in areas between the signposts within Lawrence Gorge.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Owen Springs 43.3km 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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