Start at the South Australian border and wind your way through remote national parks, remarkable terrain and far-flung outback towns.
The Binns Track is an epic four-wheel drive adventure that takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery allowing you to explore some of the lesser known sights of the Northern Territory.
Start at the South Australian border and wind your way through remote national parks, remarkable terrain and far-flung outback towns through desert landscapes of Central Australia and the Big River country of northern NT.
The track is 2,230 kilometres and is named after Bill Binns, a Ranger with NT Parks and Wildlife for 32 years. Bill’s dream was to create a track that allowed tourists to explore a region bursting with colours, native wildlife and mighty rock formations.
The desert fringe
Follow the western fringe of the Simpson Desert en route to Alice Springs and be awestruck by towering sand dunes along the way. Journey through the East MacDonnell Ranges and behold ancient rock carvings that record the Arrernte people’s history of the land.
Gold and granite
Pass through gold rush towns and fossick for semi-precious stones at Gemtree. Get off-road and pass outback cattle stations and stop off for a dip in a waterhole. Move on to the Davenport Ranges National Park and set up camp beside the massive granite boulders of the Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve. Spend some time getting to know Tennant Creek – a town famous for its proud Aboriginal heritage, gold rushes and pioneering past.
Continue north through expansive cattle stations and on to Judbarra/Gregory National Park, known for its Barramundi, Boab trees and limestone landscapes. Finish up at Timber Creek and fully unwind with a boat cruise or fishing trip.
Top 5 Must Do’s for Binns Track
- Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park for your chance to get up close and personal with Central Australia’s flora and fauna
- Explore abandoned gold mines at Arltunga and pan for your own gold
- Fossick for semi-precious stones in the creek beds of Gemtree
- Visit the large domes of Karlu Karlu, also known as Devils Marbles near Tennant Creek
- Take a scenic chopper flight over Judbarra / Gregory National Park from Victoria River Downs, once the world’s largest pastoral station