“We offer artists, writers, and photographers the opportunity to engage creatively with some of our most beautiful and remote country.”

Our 2021 Creative Camp locations are –

Finke River @ 2 Mile

With our own exclusive campsite and very comfortable camp infrastructure this is an unparalleled opportunity to create in the heart of Namatjira country, explore its detail, its vastness and its spirit. There will be day trips by 4WD to some of the most spectacular locations in the West MacDonnell National Park. Charlie and I have a long term, intimate connection with this very special location and we would love to share with you its many treasures. Some of them we like to think of as secrets! more info & photos
2021 tour dates Vacancies Price
May 2–9 FULL! $2,750

Running Waters

Running Waters is situated about 200km south west of Alice Springs on the Finke River. It is one of the few permanent waterholes providing a remote haven for plants, fish, birds and animals. We invite you to immerse your self in this beautiful place, revel in its rich colours, textures and abundant beauty, and let your creative juices flow... like running water. more info & photos
2021 tour dates Vacancies Price
May 30–June 6 FULL! $2,750

Ruby Gap

Ruby Gap feels wild and adventurous, as it’s not an easy place to get to. The four-hour drive takes us deep into the East MacDonnell Ranges. We travel past Arltunga, with its remains of the gold rush era, then on an increasingly difficult 4WD track to the sandy bed of the Hale River with its abundant (tiny) garnets, which were originally thought to be rubies, hence the name. The campsite is nestled below majestic red cliffs. more info & photos
2021 tour dates Vacancies Price
June 20–27 FULL! $2,750

Tower Rock

Those of you who are accustomed to ragged quartzite ranges of Alice will be amazed by the 'sculpted' granite forms at this new location. This little-known treasure is 312 k’s nth east of Alice, beyond Harts Range and above the tropic of Capricorn. The granite boulder terrain supports a diversity of plants and animals, including a number of threatened species, which is why it was made a conservation reserve in 2011. It is a remarkable landscape, similar to the Devils Marbles but with more vegetation and far fewer tourists. Join us on this new adventure! more info & photos
2021 tour dates Vacancies Price
July 18–25 FULL! $2,750

Rainbow Valley, Wurre

Not only is Rainbow Valley an astonishingly beautiful area but it is a living cultural landscape, the traditional country of the Southern Arrernte people, who know this place as Wurre. Beyond the iconic rock formation is a wealth of absorbing detail. The contrasts of cobalt sky, red rock and rich shade make for compelling compositions. The surrounding red sand country hosts classic desert oaks, eramophilas, spinifex, ghost gums and rocky outcrops. This is true desert country that will nourish and inspire you whatever your medium or level of creative experience. more info & photos
2021 tour dates Vacancies Price
August 22–29 FULL! $2,750

Ross River Resort

This 10 day/9 night accommodated Creative Camp gives us access to the further end of the East MacDonell Ranges in comfort at the iconic Ross River Resort. Distinctly different from the better known West MacDonnells the Eastern Ranges have special feel ... beautiful, rugged and wild but yes, somehow different. The tract of country between Ross River and Ndhala Gorge is particularly spectacular. We will take day trips into this country to work and explore. We will also visit Trephina Gorge, John Hayes Rock Hole and Corroborree Rock as art making and photographic locations. more info & photos
2021 tour dates Vacancies Price
September 14–23 FULL! $Please email for details

We are now fully booked for our entire 2021 season!
If you have missed out on a spot this year please let me know as I can put you on a waiting list and notify you in advance of 2022 plans later in the year.
Thank you all who have jumped on board to give us this great opportunity to recover from the 2020 doldrums. Many new faces to meet and a strong contingency of regulars to welcome back! As always we will take you to amazing places, provide a comfortable, supportive camping environment, delicious meals, and wonderful creative company, that will recharge your spirit and inspire your work, much needed after this difficult time. We will have experienced bushman, geographer and artist Jock Morse as our assistant. Deb will provide her expert creative guidance and facilitation for those who want it, while there is every opportunity to work independently, if you wish. Dr. Charlie will be present as the resident 'Tjilpe' (Wise old fella in Arrente) to provide his extensive knowledge of the environment, fauna, flora and geology. Looking forward to being with you!

— Charlie Carter and Deb Clarke, owners more about us

Of the 41 people who came on Creative Camps in 2019, 17 had been at least once before, 9 had been with us more than 4 times and one came for his 10th time! A great testimonial!

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Would you like to join us on a Creative Camp?

Please read our booking procedure, then enquire via email or telephone, using the details below.

Phone

Within Australia: 08 8953 2933
Outside Australia: +61 8 8953 2933