Perhaps our most remote camp site yet, this beautiful place is located deep in Aboriginal country south west of Alice Springs. The 5 hour drive to Illarari takes us south of Alice on the Stuart H’way then west along the Ernest Giles Rd toward Kings Canyon. We then turn onto an old station track towards the Tempe Downs Station homestead, now a ruin in the process of restoration. By following bush tracks and negotiating creek crossings we arrive at our very remote campsite. So unless we are fortunate enough to be visited by the Traditional Owners it is most unlikely there will be other visitors!
This site has high cultural value, a resonance that is palpable in its expansive horizons, red cliffs, ghost gums, enigmatic rock formations, and clear spring fed stream. It will be a privilege to immerse ourselves in this very special place for a week, have time to explore its equisite detail, its breadth of colour and sense of place.
Please be aware that we have don’t yet have the permit required to camp at Illarari in 2018. The process of gaining permission takes some time as it requires consultation with the Central Land Council and Traditional Owners. If you are interested in coming to Illarari please email me before you book flights and I will keep you informed of our progress.