Details about our campground.

Powered sites in Central Australia are usually in very high demand and should be booked in advance.

You can book our powered sites, or keep an eye on availability here.

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This is the information for our unpowered campsites.

Please come into the store on arrival, so you can receive the information as to how the campground works and where you can go and set up for unpowered camping.

  • There is no charge for unpowered sites.
  • We do not take bookings or reservations for unpowered sites.
  • We do not allocate sites for the unpowered area.
  • They operate on a first in best dressed approach, so the earlier you arrive in the day, the more choice you will have of a site that will work for you.
  • There is a $4 per person per shower charge that applies to everyone staying in the campground, whether staying in powered or unpowered sites. The shower charges are payable in the store.

You are welcome to leave you pet secured at your campsite, however I’m sure you appreciate that we cannot take any responsibility for them. Many visitors in the campground do a swap/pet sitting service for each other, so it’s worth asking those you are camping near what their plans and take turns to look after each other’s pets.

We have a BBQ area that visitors are welcome to use, but we do not have a camp kitchen as such.

We encourage everyone to book every single thing that you wish to do while you are visiting our amazing part of the world. This includes things like Field of Lights, camel rides, helicopter flights etc. Anything on your list that can be booked, you should  book. We want visitors to have an wonderful time during their visit and the best way to do that now is to  get it sorted well before you arrived in the region!

Yes, you can use a generator as long as it does not disturb others – eg by letting it run late into the evening.

Yes, you can have a fire. There is no firewood in the immediate vicinity, so collect it well before you arrive. Please don’t take an axe or chainsaw to our trees in the campground!

These are the other services and facilities at Curtin Springs.

Water is available at the amenities building. You can fill your tanks with our water, the cost is $10 per tank per fill.
Camping in the outback is all about getting red dirt in everything. Your challenge could be – how many socks can you change the colour of during your trip?
To help you achieve some of these targets, none of our sites (either powered or unpowered) are grassed – the campground is all dirt. 
Limited shade is available – it takes a long time for trees to grow in the desert!
Beautiful sunshine is a great gift during the cooler months of the year, which is the busier time of our tourist season. 
You can dispose of your black water at Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs, please do not dump it anywhere else.
Please protect your safety and our privacy by camping in the correct areas. You may be asked to move if you are not in the correct area.
Come up and join us for a cold drink and dinner after you day of exploring our amazing part of the country.

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Other information. Mythbusting!

There is a common misconception that camping is allowed in the ‘road corridor’ in the NT. This is not the case. Please camp ONLY in the structured campsites and do not simply set up your camp anywhere along the roadside.

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 1999 – As in force at 19 December 2018
Section 34 – Person or thing obstructing road .

  • A person must not enter or remain on a road… for the purpose of:
    • erecting a structure; or
    • camping
  • In this regulation: road includes a road-related area.

Any questions to be directed to the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics of the Northern Territory Government