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

Our 2019 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
2019 tour dates Vacancies Price
May 19–26 FULL! $2,575

Palm Valley

We are very excited to be going back to Palm Valley! Our exclusive campsite has been upgraded with HOT SHOWERS and FLUSH TOILETS! Conrad Ratera, senior Traditional Owner for Palm Valley will provide us with a special opportunity to learn about about his connection to the area and the aboriginal lifestyle. This ever popular camp location now has even more to offer! more info & photos
2019 tour dates Vacancies Price
June 16–23 2 $2,600

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
2019 tour dates Vacancies Price
July 16–23 2 $2,600


Perhaps our most remote camp site yet, this beautiful place is located deep in Aboriginal country south west of Alice Springs. 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. It is a highly sensitive Aboriginal cultural area and being there is a privilege few people have the chance to experience. It's definitely not on the beaten track! more info & photos
2019 tour dates Vacancies Price
August 18–25 FULL! $2600

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
2019 tour dates Vacancies Price
September 8–15 FULL! $Please email Deb for range of prices

Our 2020 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. Once again we have the talented and charming Anna Dakin as our support person. As always Deb will provide her expert creative guidance and facilitation for those who want it. 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."

— Charlie Carter and Deb Clarke, owners more about us

Of the 35 people who have booked for 2019 camps so far, 18 have been at least once before. One is coming 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.


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