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 a spring fed creek. 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. We are in process of acquiring the necessary permit from the Central Land Council to camp here but do not anticipate any problems having previously camped here in 2018 and 2016.
Visit our Blog to see photos of our 2018 Creative Camp at Illarari: http://larapintacreativecamps.com.au/news/illarari-tempe-downs-2018