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Oct 2018

Prado towing soft off-road jayco campervan Very congregated.Think Gibb River rd on bad day.First... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
mez2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 8 July 2018
wcroker6
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Gold Coast, Australia
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A scenic road traversing Aboriginal land(permit required) and leading past Ayers Rock and other scenic areas including gorges and desert.
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From Alice Springs to King Canyon, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a red dust experience in 4WD ,this is the one to do. Incredible landscapes, live animals among which many wild and beautiful horses, cattle,etc...on this tranch of road, we crossed 4 vehicles over 130kms, Nice and relaxing!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Etisno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Mereenie Loop Road from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon Resort and then on to Uluru on 2-4th November 2018 and absolutely loved it. We hired a 4WD vehicle from Alice Springs which was fine for the condition of the road. It's rough...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We drove on this road on the 26th of October with a 4wd. We took it 2 years ago and it was amazing!!! Mereenie loop is usually something to be seen! DON’T drive on this road until it’s been graded. Apparently it’s in it’s worst...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank madeline d
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We travelled this road on 2 October, 2018, and it is the worst road we have ever been on. We have travelled over 7,000 kms in the outback and across the Gibb River Road, in the Pilbara and none have been as bad as this....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a long road with some pretty amazing scenery. There are also quite a few dips in the road that can leave you a little broken if you aren't careful! A great 4x4 drive. Look out for the Brumby's and the Camels! :)

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LaurenB3039
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Prado towing soft off-road jayco campervan Very congregated.Think Gibb River rd on bad day.First 63 bad but we drove on soft shoulder Sandy. Becomes rocky correlations for last part to sealed road. Not suitable for 2 wd or caravans.We went slow and still sheared off...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mez2014
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We traveled on 18 July in an all wheel drive, 20 year old Honda CRV from north to south. Whilst it was really rough in places with unavoidable corrugations, and we had to pay a lot of attention seeking the better, smoother part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Louise S
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Jill D
Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank wcroker6
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank worldseeker2014
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jamoo
5 July 2018|
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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
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Cassandra T
10 May 2018|
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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
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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
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