Aileron, north of Alice Springs in Anmatjere Country, is more than just a rest stop.
It’s the home of the striking giant figure of the ‘Anmatjere Man’ - a sculpture by Mark Egan that stands at 17m high and weighs a massive 8 tonnes! The Anmatjere man overlooks Aileron and the surrounding region and is visible from the highway – as is Aileron’s version of the “Hollywood” sign, which makes for a great holiday photo.
While you’re there, in the Aileron Roadhouse you’ll also see a collection of original Albert Namatjira watercolour paintings – one of the most famous Aboriginal Artists from the Northern Territory.
Aileron also offers meals, accommodation and fuel, and is located close to Ryan Well Historical Reserve. The accommodation ranges from powered and unpowered campsites to backpacker dormitories, and self-contained motel rooms.
Aileron Roadhouse is 132km north of Alice Springs and 370km south of Tennant Creek.