Free Camping on the Finke River, West McDonnel Ranges, NT
Check out our spot right on the Finke River in the West Macdonnell Ranges only about 130km west of Alice Springs. There are no facilities and you need a 4WD to do the approx 1 km drive in (the rest of the drive is bitumised) but it is so incredibly beautiful. We spent 2 nights here and the sunsets, sunrises and stars were out of this world. We saw 11 shooting stars between the 2 of us in about 45 minutes. No pets allowed because it is a National Park. What an amazing part of the country this is.
There are plenty of places to camp all along the river, just make sure you put your tyre pressures down and have some experience driving on soft sand, we got bogged twice!!!
Name: Finke River Two Mile (4WD Camping)
Location: Opposite Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, West Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
Facilities: No facilities, you must be self-contained, no pets allowed