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

Our 2020 Creative Camp locations are –

Finke River @ 2 Mile

Our first ever 10 day/9 night creative Camp! 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
2020 tour dates Vacancies Price
May 8–17 FULL! $ 3,300 CANCELLED

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
2020 tour dates Vacancies Price
June 9–16 FULL! $ 2,600 CANCELLED

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
2020 tour dates Vacancies Price
July 5–12 FULL! $2,600 CANCELLED


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
2020 tour dates Vacancies Price
August 2–9 FULL! $2,600 CANCELLED

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
2020 tour dates Vacancies Price
August 30–September 8 FULL! $Email Deb please

Our 2021 Creative Camp schedule is coming soon!

Unfortunately our July and August 2020 Creative Camps have been cancelled due to the uncertainties created by Covid 19. With NT borders now set to open in mid July our early September Camp will almost certainly go ahead. We are currently looking at the possibility of scheduling another remote Camp in late September so please email me If you are interested. We are currently working on next year's schedule and are keen to get it online as early as possible. In 2021, as always, we will provide a comfortable, supportive camping environment that will recharge your spirit and inspire your work, 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. 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. Hope you can join us!"

— 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.


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