Do you need a 4WD for the Mereenie Loop?

Do you need a 4WD for the Mereenie Loop?

The Mereenie Loop is 160km of unsealed and heavily corrugated road. It is recommended to ONLY take 4WD on the road.

How much of the Mereenie Loop is unsealed?

Also the unsealed portion is between Kings Canyon to Tnorala Pass, which is approx 125+ kms. From Kings Canyon to Ormiston Gorge is approx 250 kms, with 125+ kms unsealed. To Alice Springs is approx 130 kms. Any overnight camping on the Loop Road ?

How long is the Mereenie Loop road?

The distance of the Mereenie Loop itself (the part that requires a permit, see below) is 93 km. The distances between the nearest accommodation options / fuel outlets are as follows: Kings Canyon Resort – Hermannsburg: 197 km. Kings Canyon Resort – Glen Helen Outback Resort: 225 km.

Do you need a permit to go to Hermannsburg?

Permits are free and rarely refused. Applications can be made online for all permits except for the Mereenie Tour Pass, which is available at CLC reception, 27 Stuart Highway Alice Springs, from Tourism Central Australia, the Ntaria (Hermannsburg) Store, Glen Helen Resort and Kings Canyon (Watarrka) Resort.

How hard is the Kings Canyon walk?

The rim walk starts with a difficult climb so you should only walk it if you are fit and healthy. The walk ascends to the top of the canyon and follows the rim around before descending to the car park….Kings Canyon rim.

Length of walk
Distance 6km loop
Time 3 to 4 hours
Grade Grade 4 – moderate to difficult

Do you need a 4WD for Redbank Gorge?

This is a scenic area and a great place to start or finish a trek on the Larapinta Trail. Redbank Gorge is a scenic 2km return walk from the car park. From the T/O to the Redbank Gorge Day Use Area is a slightly rough 5km gravel track suitable for AWD/4WD vehicles only.

Do I need a permit to visit the Olgas?

You will need a permit to perform certain activities in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park or visit Aboriginal land outside the park. Activities in the park that require a permit include: doing research.

Is Hermannsburg worth visiting?

Overall, Hermannsburg is well worth a visit. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. This is the historic remnants of the first Aboriginal mission in the Northern Territory- founded in 1877. Wander through the precinct.

How long is the walk at Kings Canyon?

3 to 4 hours
Kings Canyon rim

Length of walk
Distance 6km loop
Time 3 to 4 hours
Grade Grade 4 – moderate to difficult

Can you swim in Kings Canyon?

It is a place of serenity and contemplation and one of great significance to the original land owners – who ask that you do not swim in the waters. Other than this request – you are welcome to climb, touch and explore the canyon in a manner respectful to its history and natural environment.

Can you swim at Redbank Gorge?

Swimming – The Gorge has a near-permanent waterhole situated 1 km from the Carpark. cold. It is recommended that swimmers use a flotation device to assist them in swimming through the Gorge.

Can you swim at Serpentine Gorge?

The beautiful pool entrance to Serpentine Gorge is still protected today and does not allow swimming, for its cultural significance and environmental conservation. On the 223 kilometre Larapinta Trail, Birthday Waterhole is home to a diverse range of water birds but is only accessible to 4WDs.

Where is the Mereenie Loop Road in Australia?

The Mereenie Loop Road is an iconic unsealed dirt road that links the West MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia with Kings Canyon and the Watarrka National Park. It’s basically a ”back route” from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon with a lot more fun features than if you were to take the highway route.

What kind of car is needed for Mereenie Loop?

Caravans, 2wd cars vehicles and 2wd trailers are not recommended. A 4wd vehicle is essential for self drive hires travelling to Palm Valley and Gosse Bluff from Alice Springs. It is advisable to contact the Police +61 (0) 8-8951 8888) to obtain current conditions and information on road before commencing.

Is the Mereenie Loop Road at Kings Canyon unsealed?

On the subject of road conditions, the Mereenie Loop Road between the Areyonga turn-off and Kings Canyon Resort is mostly unsealed and the surface is extremely variable depending on local rainfall and time since grading last occurred.

Is there a road from Alice Springs to Mereenie?

Mereenie is a very picturesque area approximately 250km west of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory. It is famous for what is called the Mereenie Loop Road, a predominately dirt road that passes through Mereenie between Alice Springs and Kings Canyon.