We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great journey through beautiful landscapes

Travelled this road on 18 June 2018. The day was sunny and road conditions were dry due to no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wcroker6
,
Gold Coast, Australia
Driver beware but beautiful

This is the “best” way from King’s Canyon to Alice Springs because it allows you to stop in some of... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Welovetheroad
,
New York
Read all 54 reviews
41
All photos (41)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
About
A scenic road traversing Aboriginal land(permit required) and leading past Ayers Rock and other scenic areas including gorges and desert.
Contact
From Alice Springs to King Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia
Website
+61 8 8952 5800
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Northern Territory
Reviews (54)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveler rating
13
14
5
2
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
13
14
5
2
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswild camelsglen helenthe west macdonnell rangesan adventureellery creekper hourdry weathercamper traileralice springstourist informationgreat drivereal sensekings canyon resortlarapinta driveno worriesjust in casetyre pressure
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The road was definitely 4 WD but quite manageable. Some rough sections and some deep sand. Takes about 2 hours.

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled this road on 18 June 2018. The day was sunny and road conditions were dry due to no recent rain. From the intersection of Larapinta Dr & Namatjira Dr the journey to Kings Canyon Resort took 3 hours and 15 minutes, including a stop...More

1  Thank wcroker6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mereenie Loop is a scenic option from Alice Springs to Uluru through The West MacDonnell Ranges, which is very pretty and with many points of interest. We decided not to rush and drove the total route in three days. Day 1 from Alice Springs to...More

Thank worldseeker2014
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I will admit, I was nervous about this drive. I had hired a Rav 4 and had read a lot of reviews. Part of me wanted to experience the real outback but after 4 hours of bone crunching driving we made it to the beautiful...More

1  Thank Madbenjoel
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is the “best” way from King’s Canyon to Alice Springs because it allows you to stop in some of sites along the Larapinta Trail. We took the Namatjira Drive once we hit pavement, enjoying lunch at Glen Helen (though the owners sadly lost their...More

5  Thank Welovetheroad
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Drove the Mereenie Loop in early March, from Alice Springs to Kings Creek station, a great day's driving through some beautiful countryside. Road conditions were absolutely fine and easy for an inexperienced 4WD driver like me... sure, plenty of corrugations and dips but nothing technical...More

2  Thank IanCowieson
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Found the drive to be fine 4WD, towing off road camper trailer at about 90 most of the way, spec tackler views along the way, If you drive to conditions on the road you wont have any problems, seen wild camels, dingoes, and wild horses....More

Thank worsey2014
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Travelled the road in 4 wd. Found it to be ok if driving at a reasonable speed. Much better to do a round trip to Alice Springs from Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock than than the long trip via Stuart Highway.

Thank Robyn E
Reviewed 16 September 2017

As of today 16/09/2017 I can report that the road is in relatively poor condition. I'm guessing its been some time since a grader has been through. The road is doable in a 4WD/AWD if tackled at speeds of between 60-80kph with reduced tyre pressure....More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You don't need a really big 4x4, our rental RAV4 did the trick. We were headed to Kings Canyon from Alice Springs. Having spent the previous week in the West McDonnell Ranges, we took the route through Hermannsburg. The old mission station makes a really...More

1  Thank penpad
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jamoo
5 July 2018|
Answer
Response from worldseeker2014 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want to see en route to Ormiston Gorge and Alice Springs. We took two days to see the sights from Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station with an overnight at Glen Helen, just opposite Ormiston Gorge... More
1
Vote
Cassandra T
10 May 2018|
Answer
Response from Fozzybronze | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You have to get additional insurance... I used Central Car Rentals in Alice. Easy to find on Google. They were extremely helpful, and worked out the cheapest price after I returned the car unlimited kms v paying the... More
0
Votes
Stan K
27 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Fozzybronze | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of basic camping areas Alice side of the loop, as well as the one at Ginty's Lookout to the south (Kings Canyon side) but on the stretch you need a permit for (and that bit isn't a major portion of the... More
1
Vote