Batton Hill Camp


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Hay River Track, Anatye, Northern Territory


You need a permit from Central Land Council to access this untouched wilderness in western NT. This is a fully equipped campground set up by the traditional land owner. Facilities include toilets and hot showers, heated by traditional donkey boilers.

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Lat: -23.026522 Lng: 136.868714

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Apparently Batton Hill was previously a busy and inviting camp ground perfect for a final stop heading north on the Hay River Track. Unfortunately it now appears abandoned and un maintained. There were several cleared campsites, a single flushing toilet (and 2 drops) and lots of water. However the entire camp resembles a car wreckers with trashed vehicles everywhere, rubbish through the yards and derelict buildings. A burned camel carcass too. I appreciate that maintaining a campsite in such a location would be very tough, but our research suggested it was previously successful ad clearly a lot of time money and effort was put into building the site many years ago. We booked a bush tucker tour but no one turned up. I hope the owners can get the place back on track in the future


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Batton Hill Campground is open now.



The tradional owners of the Simpson Desert Aboriginal Land Trusts (have instructed the CLC not to issue permits for the remainder of 2020. Permit applications for the Pmer Ulperre Ingwemirne Arletherre ALT, Pmere Nyete ALT, and Atnetye ALT will be declined until further consulltations in early 2021. There will be no access to the Colson, Madigan or Hay River Tracks this year.


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