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Oct 2018

Prado towing soft off-road jayco campervan Very congregated.Think Gibb River rd on bad day.First... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Great journey through beautiful landscapes

Travelled this road on 18 June 2018. The day was sunny and road conditions were dry due to no... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
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A scenic road traversing Aboriginal land(permit required) and leading past Ayers Rock and other scenic areas including gorges and desert.
From Alice Springs to King Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

This is a fabulous drive and the scenery spectacular....take your time and enjoy the views. make sure you stop at the look outs and click off some pics.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neil S
Reviewed December 7, 2018

If you want a red dust experience in 4WD ,this is the one to do. Incredible landscapes, live animals among which many wild and beautiful horses, cattle,etc...on this tranch of road, we crossed 4 vehicles over 130kms, Nice and relaxing!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Etisno
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We drove the Mereenie Loop Road from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon Resort and then on to Uluru on 2-4th November 2018 and absolutely loved it. We hired a 4WD vehicle from Alice Springs which was fine for the condition of the road. It's rough...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Lynne H
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We drove on this road on the 26th of October with a 4wd. We took it 2 years ago and it was amazing!!! Mereenie loop is usually something to be seen! DON’T drive on this road until it’s been graded. Apparently it’s in it’s worst...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank madeline d
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We travelled this road on 2 October, 2018, and it is the worst road we have ever been on. We have travelled over 7,000 kms in the outback and across the Gibb River Road, in the Pilbara and none have been as bad as this....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a long road with some pretty amazing scenery. There are also quite a few dips in the road that can leave you a little broken if you aren't careful! A great 4x4 drive. Look out for the Brumby's and the Camels! :)

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LaurenB3039
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Prado towing soft off-road jayco campervan Very congregated.Think Gibb River rd on bad day.First 63 bad but we drove on soft shoulder Sandy. Becomes rocky correlations for last part to sealed road. Not suitable for 2 wd or caravans.We went slow and still sheared off...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank mez2014
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We traveled on 18 July in an all wheel drive, 20 year old Honda CRV from north to south. Whilst it was really rough in places with unavoidable corrugations, and we had to pay a lot of attention seeking the better, smoother part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Louise S
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

The road was definitely 4 WD but quite manageable. Some rough sections and some deep sand. Takes about 2 hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank 53jillkerr
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Travelled this road on 18 June 2018. The day was sunny and road conditions were dry due to no recent rain. From the intersection of Larapinta Dr & Namatjira Dr the journey to Kings Canyon Resort took 3 hours and 15 minutes, including a stop...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank wcroker6
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July 5, 2018|
Response from worldseeker2014 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want to see en route to Ormiston Gorge and Alice Springs. We took two days to see the sights from Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station with an overnight at Glen Helen, just opposite Ormiston Gorge... More
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May 9, 2018|
Response from Fozzybronze | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You have to get additional insurance... I used Central Car Rentals in Alice. Easy to find on Google. They were extremely helpful, and worked out the cheapest price after I returned the car unlimited kms v paying the... More