Is the Ernest Giles Road sealed?

Is the Ernest Giles Road sealed?

The Ernest Giles Road and access tracks are unsealed, sandy and occasionally closed following heavy rain. The tracks are 4WD only, due to their unstable and changing road surfaces. The Reserve is accessible all year round except after rain.

How long is the Ernest Giles Road?

It’s 100km (62 miles) long running west-east from Luritja Road to Stuart Highway. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. You’ll certainly be out in some desolate country, and even 4WDs breakdown.

Can you swim at Kings Canyon NT?

It is a place of serenity and contemplation and one of great significance to the original land owners – who ask that you do not swim in the waters. Other than this request – you are welcome to climb, touch and explore the canyon in a manner respectful to its history and natural environment.

Can you stay at Kings Canyon?

Kings Canyon Resort is a little like Ayers Rock Resort in that it offers a variety of accommodation styles, from luxury to budget to camping.

Is the road to Kings Canyon sealed?

The major roads are sealed, however alternative routes require 4 wheel drives. To and from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon – five and a half (5 1/2) hours on the unsealed Mereenie Loop Road (which requires a permit) or Ernest Giles Road (4 wheel drive recommended) or five (5) hours on the sealed Stuart/Lasseter Highway.

Is Larapinta Drive sealed?

Larapinta Drive is a designated state route in the Northern Territory of Australia. Beyond Alice Springs, Larapinta Drive is sealed as far as Hermannsburg. (Sealed as far as Namatjira drive turn off.)

Why is Glen Helen Gorge closed?

The Glen Helen Lodge has announced its sudden closure on Facebook today, effective immediately. In a statement, management cites the Coronavirus’s impact on the local tourism industry and a significant decrease in patronage as being behind the decision. Anyone current bookings holders will be personally contacted.

Can you swim at Simpsons Gap?

swimming is not permitted in Simpsons Gap.

Can you swim in Kings Canyon?

How hard is the Kings Canyon walk?

The rim walk starts with a difficult climb so you should only walk it if you are fit and healthy. The walk ascends to the top of the canyon and follows the rim around before descending to the car park….Kings Canyon rim.

Length of walk
Distance 6km loop
Time 3 to 4 hours
Grade Grade 4 – moderate to difficult

Do you need a 4WD to drive to Kings Canyon?

Kings Canyon is located at the very heart of the Red Centre, half way between Uluru and Alice Springs. The major roads are sealed, however alternative routes require 4 wheel drives.

Is the road to Glen Helen Gorge sealed?

The turn offs into Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm Angerkle, Ochre Pits and Ormiston Gorge are all sealed and accessible via 2WD. The turn offs into Ellery Creek Bighole and Glen Helen are corrugated dirt roads still accessible via 2WD. The turn offs into Serpentine Gorge and Redbank Gorge are recommended for 4WD only.