Chambers Pillar


4.7 from 13 users


The main feature of this 340 hectare Reserve is the pillar of sandstone which towers 50 metres above the surrounding plain. The reserve is roughly 160km south of Alice Springs on Old South Road. The road is unsealed and may be closed after rain. After the Maryvale turnoff, a 4WD is required to negotiate the deep sand drifts and steep jump ups. Use extreme caution when driving over single lane sand dunes. It is advisable to have someone check for oncoming traffic or to attach a flag to warn other motorists of your approach. Camping fees apply and must be booked and paid online prior to arrival. Facilities include wood fire pits and pit toilets. Firewood collection is not permitted in the reserve. Fires are only permitted in designated fire pits. Bins are not provided, so take your rubbish with you. Pets and generators are not permitted.

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Lat: -24.87247 Lng: 133.828078

User Reviews


The Briens on Tour

Nice small campground. Quiet and spacious. Beautiful sunset and sunrise views. Be prepared for the mice! That's all part of the fun of camping though!



The road in was definitely a 4WD track, rocky, sandy, very correlated and as previously said one big steep hill to go up and down. The Pillar and the other formations are spectacular when you get there. Drop toilets, picnic tables and a number of camp sites. If you are planning on camping here you need to book your site online before you head out. It would be disappointing to arrive and not have booked beforehand.



I understand why the road has been closed. It took two hours to drive 46km from Maryvale! I wouldn't attempt to tow anything that can't handle a very rough & washed out track.


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