Native Gap - NT

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  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -22.799999 133.416672
DMS: 22º 47' 60" S 133º 25' 0.02" E
UTM: 53 K 7477750mN 337485mE
Altitude: 660.69m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

110.28kms NorthWest of Alice Springs
160.48kms East of Papunya
225.41kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja
358.28kms South of Tennant Creek

Address & Contact

87
Anmatjere NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Native Gap Conservation Reserve is 115km north of Alice Springs on the western side of the Stuart Highway. Access is via an unsealed service track to a nearby telecommunications tower on the Hann Range. The track within the Reserve forms a loop around the facilities area. The Reserve is open all year. The Reserve is also a historic place: the Overland Telegraph Line was constructed through this site in the late 19th century.

Just one of several small roadside reserves located alongside the Stuart Highway, between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. Native Gap Conservation Reserve is an attractive place with impressive 30 meter high sandstone ridge which dominates the site. This ridge stands above the surrounding Burt Plain and hosts an interesting variety of plant and animal species. Plants including, the Native Fig, White Cypress Pine, Ironwood and Desert Bloodwood are found in the reserve.

According to NT Parks & Wildlife, wildlife that can be encountered on the Reserve include; the Black-Footed Rock Wallaby, the large kangaroo known as the Common Euro, as well as birds such as the Hooded Robin and the Singing Honeyeater. Reptiles like the Sand Goanna, are often seen basking in the sun.

Facilities in the Park include: picnic tables, wood barbeques, fire pits, and a pit toilet. Firewood collection is not permitted within the Reserve. There is NO drinking water supply at the Reserve.

For more information go to the NT Parks & Wildlife web site, for a downloadable “Fact Sheet”, complete with maps: Native Gap Conservation Reserve
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Territory Grape Farm at 26/01:30am CST
Distance from Native Gap 44.84km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
20.6°C16.5°C25%-0.1°C1014.8hPa0.0mmSE11km/hr
6knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Territory Grape Farm
Distance from Native Gap 44.84km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.536.233.930.425.322.222.525.230.233.035.436.3
Mean Min. °C21.821.819.514.49.26.05.17.012.015.618.621.0
Mean Rain mm57.268.021.917.324.19.04.65.010.916.531.946.6

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