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

Our 2018 Creative Camp locations are –

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
2018 tour dates Vacancies Price
May 13–20 2 $2,500

Standley Chasm

NEW LOCATION! We are lucky to have been given access to a part West MacDonnell Ranges where people don't usually have the opportunity to camp unless walking on the Larapinta Trail. From this location we can spend time in Stanley Chasm itself, or the more adventurous can 'sample' sections 3 and 4 of the Trail and draw inspiration from this deeply folded and rugged terrain. The campsite itself is very comfortable with more semi permanent infrastructure than our remote camps. There is red rock gully at the back of the camp, a great drawing place and brilliant views of the ranges from the track into camp. more info & photos
2018 tour dates Vacancies Price
June 5–12 1 $2,000

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
2018 tour dates Vacancies Price
July 15–22 1 $2500


Perhaps our most remote camp site yet, this beautiful place is located deep in Aboriginal country south west of Alice Springs. We were privileged to hold our first camp here in September 2016 . Once again we have obtained special permission from the traditional owners to camp on this sacred land. From the towering red cliffs laced with the white trunks of ghost gums, the permanent creek, the wind sculpted sandstone, salt patterned pebbles and beautiful trees there is much to discover and immerse oneself in. more info & photos
2018 tour dates Vacancies Price
August 12–19 1 $2500

Ross River Resort

This 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
2018 tour dates Vacancies Price
September 2–9 1 $See Bookings Procedure page for prices

Our 2019 Creative Camp schedule is coming soon!

"With more than ten years’ experience in this field, we will provide a comfortable, supportive camping environment that will recharge your spirit and inspire your work. This year Deb will be joined by Anna Dakin who will be taking over Charlie's support role. Charlie will be still be around on most camps to provide his expert knowledge of the environment, fauna, flora and geology"

— Charlie Carter and Deb Clarke, owners more about us

Last year 70% of our bookings were repeat bookings, with several coming back for the third, fourth, fifth times and one for his ninth Camp! 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.


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