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Address: From Alice Springs to King Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia
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+61 8 8952 5800
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A scenic road traversing Aboriginal land(permit required) and leading past...

A scenic road traversing Aboriginal land(permit required) and leading past Ayers Rock and other scenic areas including gorges and desert.

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No problem with a 4WD, rental companies will not allow SUV or 2WD

Not having driven much on dirt roads we were extremely apprehensive and although the corrugations were rough and uncomfortable we never felt worried for our own safety or the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandgrobs
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Greater Sydney, Australia

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not having driven much on dirt roads we were extremely apprehensive and although the corrugations were rough and uncomfortable we never felt worried for our own safety or the vehicle. The rental company insisted on a 4 WD. It was definitely much more interesting and quicker than the boring Tarmac drive back to Alice. One point is that the pass... More 

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1 Thank sandgrobs
Crows Nest, Queensland, Australia
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I drove through in April from Kings Creek Station to Ellery Creek Big Hoke campground. Went in convoy with a family we met who were towing a caravan and they suggested we buddy up just in case anything happened to either of us. No drama at all, the road was dry (I wouldn't drive it in a 2wd if it... More 

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Thank Carolyn A
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were advised by Kings Canyon that a 4x4 was required and we were given the impression that they would not issue the pass unless they could actually see the 4x4 we had. The tourist information at Alice Springs advise only a car such as a Rav 4 would be ok. The road was fine when we travelled on it.... More 

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Thank Jilltimestwo
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We took the road from Kings Canyon to Glen Helen in September. It's pretty corrugated and some of the floodways were steep, but you can easily do 70-80km/h in a 4wd most of the way. We drove a Ford Ranger towing an off-road camper trailer and had no trouble. We did let our pressures down slightly for comfort, but didn't... More 

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1 Thank Amelia T
Redland City, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

As we were not experienced off road drivers we were a little apprehensive about the drive. We were in a all wheel drive car and the drive was easy. The road is very wide and although there are some bumpy sections there were no areas that gave us any concern. No wildlife to be seen apart from some beautiful brumbies... More 

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6 Thank Val J
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Before we set off on the Mereenie Loop Road, now re branded the Red Centre Way I was a little apprehensive, as I had read a lot of mixed reviews about its condition, and understood that after a period of rain it can be challenging. It had rained the night before we left from Alice, but not significantly. Google also... More 

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9 Thank Fozzybronze
Brisbane, Australia
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308 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We found the trip rough as guts with accompanying spectacular scenery. I think this is the best way to experience the west MacDonnell ranges. The landscape icons tangly changes throughout the trip. We tackled the road with a 200 Series Land Cruiser and 21' off road van and had no real difficulties. Critical to check road and weather conditions before... More 

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2 Thank jaybee754
La Rochelle, France
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Travelling from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs (or from AS to KC) you have several possibilities: -via Stuart Highway: - 460 kms (about 4.5 hour drive, sealed road) -via Ernest Giles Road - 330 kms (about 3.5-hour drive, unsealed road for 70 km) -via Mereenie / Larapinta Loop Road – 320 km (about 3.5-hour drive, unsealed road for 198 km).... More 

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5 Thank Noursy
Auckland , New Zealand
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119 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

DO NOT listen to the staff at The Kings Canyon Hotel as they will tell you NOT to travel this badly corrugated rocky dangerous road. Luckily I ignored their advice and went as this was a major part of our trip and we were not disappointed. It was like a typical Kiwi gravel road - as wide as a 4... More 

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6 Thank AnnaaABPM
Reims, France
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274 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

If you're travelling from Alice Springs to King's Canyon, you can use the highway or take the short cut using this dirt track. I wouldn't advise using it to go from Alice Sprins to Uluru since the point of taking this track is to be able to stop on the way and see the wonders of the Australian Outback. We... More 

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