John Hayes Rockhole Campsite


3.7 from 9 users


The Trephina Gorge Nature Park is 85km east of Alice Springs off the Ross Highway. The last 5km to Trephina Gorge is on an unsealed road. John Hayes Rockhole can be accessed by high clearance 4WD vehicles only. Heavy rains may cause all roads to become impassable. Sites are suitale for tents. Camping fees apply and are payable on-site. (Cash only) Facilities include pit toilets, picnic tables, communal firepits and gas barbecues. Fires are only permitted in designated fire pits and firewood collection is not permitted in the park. Bins are not provided so take your rubbish with you. Pets and generators are not permitted. Temperatures at Trephina Gorge in summer can be extremely hot, so carry plenty of water with you when walking.

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Lat: -23.540346 Lng: 134.35555

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User 2748032

Just don't tow in here...most of the track is very narrow with only a few spots to pull off to pass. Any oncoming vehicle is not going to be happy when you force them to back up several hundred metres because of your selfishness and lack of consideration. Luckily we encountered a van right near the entrance.



Small campsite quite a rocky drive in. Not suitable for low height towing Chain of ponds walk very nice. Be excellent with more water



Basic and small bush camp. Drove our VW transporter camper with a lift kit and diff lock here on boxing day. A little challenging track but doable with higher clearance vehicles. Few tricky parts so take care. The gorge hike was beautiful, a must do if in the area.


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