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Mereenie Loop or Ernest Giles Road

We drove the Mereenie Loop in a Toyota 4WD in very dry conditions. We were a bit concerned about it... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Russell34
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Sydney, Australia
Challenging!

My wife and I were driving a Toyota Rav 4WD and had left Kings Canyon to make our way to Alice... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2016
CliveT64
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove early June in a 2 wheel drive car. First part was the mereenie soil which was a bit challenging the rest was gravel which was a bit rough but not problematic. Just watch ur speed we drove between 50-70kmphr. Scenery was great, only saw...More

2  Thank Alan S
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Road in good condition, it does have corrugations, bull dust and native animals.....so drive according to the conditions and enjoy the scenery and Australia's outback country.

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We took this drive as a shorter route from Kings Canyon back to Alice Springs. The road was ok but plenty of gravel and sand corrugations. Risky to take an ordinary sedan through there as some of the sand is quite deep. Plenty of road...More

3  Thank Phil H
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We had a 2WD rental car and decided to visit Kings Canyon on the way back to Alice Springs from Uluru. All sealed roads to Kings Canyon, and Earnest Giles Road seemed a good short-cut through to Alice, saving some 250kms of driving. Conditions were...More

3  Thank PhilipC1952
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Reading all the warning signs and recommendations in advance made me a little nervous about taking this road. We hired a proper 4 wheel drive vehicle, a Nissan Patrol with low ratio and diff locks just to be sure. The rental company, Central 4WD in...More

1  Thank Ger van H
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We drove the Mereenie Loop in a Toyota 4WD in very dry conditions. We were a bit concerned about it as we could find very little information about the trip and googlemaps was suggesting that Kings Canyon to Alice would take 9 hours for the...More

1  Thank Russell34
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

This road is great. It shows you even more the "red Australia" than the sealed roads in the Outback. You don't need a 4WD car. The road is unsealed, but in a good condition to drive. Don't hesitate, you'll love the experience...

1  Thank Fiona S
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Yon need a 4x4 for this road and I ouldnt be going in the wet season. It's rough and bumpy and slidey in the wet bits. I had an mpv with intermittent 4x4 and had a great time driving. But it's remote. It's 100km and...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed March 10, 2016

My wife and I were driving a Toyota Rav 4WD and had left Kings Canyon to make our way to Alice Springs, our next stop off point on the Red Centre leg of our tour of Australia. Kings Canyon is in the Watarraka National Park...More

13  Thank CliveT64
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Traveling solo I was a little nervous to take this on alone but it proved good enough. For the most part it's pretty good for a dirt track but in some places it is still quite corrugated. Definitely take an extra spare, there are some...More

1  Thank Renae S
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