Davenport Ranges National Park

A place of quiet beauty, the Davenport Ranges National Park (Iytwellepenty) encompasses 1,120 square kilometres of the Davenport Range, north east of Alice Springs. The park is bordered by the pastoral leases of Elkedra, Kurundi, Murray Downs, and Singleton Stations and the Anurrete Aboriginal Land Trust.

Explore via one of the many walking tracks within the park. See the Amelia Creek crater, an eroded remnant of a former impact crater. Pitch a tent at one of two camping spots, and have a swim at the Old Police Station Waterhole. This Waterhole can be reached via Kurundi/ Epenara (high clearance vehicle required) or alternatively via the Taylor's Creek track (four-wheel drive vehicle required). Four-wheel drive enthusiasts can test their skills on some very demanding tracks. Look for water birds in this important refuge, and discover the ecological importance of this network of waterholes.

Aboriginal associations with the area are extensive and strong. The Davenport Ranges mark the boundary between the traditional lands of the Warumungu, Alyawarre and Kaytetye people. Artefacts relating to earlier occupancy remain and 'Dreamtime' or creation stories remain strong among Aboriginal people who retain traditional associations with the land.

Europeans settled the area in the early 1900s. The area has a diverse history concerning mineral exploration and mining, pastoral development, missionary work and the establishment of Government services such as a police station.


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There are only basic camping facilities in the Park so come well prepared. There are two camping spots, and swimming is allowed at the Old Police Station Waterhole.

Location:  Davenport Murchison (Iytwelepenty) National Park is near Tennant Creek. The Old Police Station Waterhole is extensive and may be reached via Kurundi/ Epenara (high clearance vehicle required) or alternatively via the Taylor's Creek track (4WD vehicle required). An alternative access to the Old Police Station Waterhole is via the 'Frew River Loop 4WD Track'; a demanding 17km track that should only be attempted by experienced 4WD drivers.

More information: Phone (08) 8962 4599

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