Get set for your Central Australian Adventure
Rise early this morning, ready to embark on your Central Australian adventure. This itinerary will take you from Alice Springs, all the way up to Elliott, so make sure you pack your tent or swag if you want to make the most of some great camping opportunities. If you don’t have equipment of your own, visit one of the businesses in Alice Springs who will hire you everything you will need. Not a camper? There's a range of accommodation options along the way that will suit every comfort level.
Selfie stop at the Tropic of Capricorn marker
It’s time to hit the road. Travelling north, today’s first stopover is the Tropic of Capricorn marker, just 30 kilometres north of Alice Springs. Be sure to get your photo taken next to the unique marker which was designed by a local Alice Springs man to mark Australia’s Bicentenary.
Make your way to the gem fields
Back on the road, continue north to today’s final destination, the Gemtree Caravan and Tourist Park. Just 140km north-east of Alice Springs, Gemtree is a true oasis in the mulga country and is a gateway to the Central Australian gem fields. Arrive in time to join a Fossicking Tour to try your luck at finding your own gems, and have them appraised on-site by experts.
Explore the bushland trails
If you'd like to stretch your legs and further explore the area, Gemtree has 250 acres of natural bushland, along with many self-guided nature trails and self-guided drive tours. Spend time spotting some of the extensive birdlife that call Gemtree home.
Settle in with dinner and entertainment
A set menu is on offer each evening in the Campoven Kitchen, followed by entertainment including Campfire Karaoke on Sundays, quiz and movie nights and drinks by the pool.
Accommodation ranges from air conditioned cabins, on-site caravans to campsites, however make sure you call ahead to book in, as cabins are very popular during high seasons.