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Suggested Travel guide from Alice Springs to Arltunga Historical Reserve in a 4wd camper rental from Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals

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If you're planning a trip from Alice Springs to Arltunga Historical Reserve in a 4WD camper rental from Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals, here's a suggested travel guide to help you make the most of your journey:If you are driving from Alice Springs to Arltunga Historical Reserve, you can follow the following suggested travel guide:

Day 1: Alice Springs to Ross River Homestead Begin your journey by driving east from Alice Springs along the Ross Highway towards Ross River Homestead. This is a good place to stop for lunch and enjoy the surrounding scenery. You can also take a dip in the nearby swimming hole.

Day 2: Arltunga Historical Reserve From Ross River Homestead, drive to the Arltunga Historical Reserve, which is about 20 km away. This reserve is a historic gold-mining town that has been preserved as a museum. You can explore the old buildings, visit the museum, and take a guided tour to learn about the town's history. There's also a campground where you can spend the night.

Day 3: Eastern MacDonnell Ranges Explore the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, which are known for their stunning landscapes and iconic sites such as Emily Gap and Trephina Gorge. You can camp at one of the many campgrounds in the area, such as the Trephina Gorge campground, which offers stunning views and facilities such as toilets and showers.

Day 4: Corroboree Rock and Alice Springs Drive back towards Alice Springs, but make a stop at Corroboree Rock, a significant cultural site with stunning rock formations. You can also explore Alice Springs and its surrounding areas, including the historic Telegraph Station, the Alice Springs Desert Park, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.


Watch out for that stretch of road Ross River Homestead to Arltunga - I hit a cow hidden by a dip in the road in 1996 - cow was annoyed and so too my hood. The side of the road had a lot of bull dust banks.

Make sure your 4WD camper rental is equipped for remote travel, with a spare tire, water, and fuel.

Check weather conditions and road closures before you depart, as some roads may be closed during the rainy season.

Bring plenty of food and water, as there may not be many opportunities to purchase supplies along the way.

Respect the environment and local culture by leaving no trace and following any posted guidelines.

Image courtesy NT Parks