Gemtree Caravan Park and Budget Cabins north of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide

Gemtree Caravan Park and Budget Cabins

Gemtree Caravan Park
: Access driving via the sealed Stuart Highway south from Darwin or north from Alice Springs.

Gemtree Caravan Park and Budget Cabins

Where is Gemtree - Travel northbound 70 kilometres from Alice Springs and turn right onto the Plenty Highway and travel for another 70 kilometres. Gemtree Caravan Park is located 140kms North-East of Alice Springs, with bitumen road to the front gate!

What is Gemtree it's the gateway to the ancient gem fields of Central Australia. Experience the thrill of fossicking for your own gems - hidden by mother nature for millions of years!

Full info and more photos on Gemtree at

Property facilities:
Car Park:
Child Activity Program often during school holidays:
Laundry: Gemtree has a laundry in the amenities block with coin operated machines.
Mini Store: Takeaway, Grocery supplies and other relevant items are available for sale
Pay Phone: (We are out of moblie range) A 24hr payphone is situated near Reception - takes cards only (Cards are for sale at Gemtree)
Campfire sites available:
Limited Property facilities:
Gas & Ice: Fuel: ULP and Diesel and Ice. - Due to remoteness we often have to limit available fuel to min amounts. Sometimes we can we be out of Fuel or Ice whilst waiting new supplies.

Hours of Business: 8am-6pm daily - 363 days a year (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Contact: Phone: 08 8956 9855 Fax: 08 8956 9860

Activities - Fossicking for gemstones

Tag-Along Garnet Tour
Join fellow fossickers on our tag-along tour in the search for rich red garnets. You WILL find gems! Departure time from April to September is 9am sharp. In summer when the staff have all gone home, occasional tours may be arranged, departing at 6am to beat the heat, but it is usually far too hot and a guide is not always available. You must take your own vehicle and ring first. Forward booking essential.

Gemtree Caravan Park and Budget Cabins

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Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide. 1500 klm a jouney to remember and you have never really known Australian until you visit both Uluru (Ayers Rock), Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Kakadu.

  • Travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park back track to the Arnhem Highway onto Jabiru and then down the Kakadu Highway onto Pine Creek then Katherine and straight through another approximate 1200klm to Alice Springs stopping at Katherine and Katherine Gorge, Tennant Creek, Devils Marbles and the many road houses, wayside inns, hotels and fuel stops along the way and really enjoy true outback hospitality and the flavour of our territory. Option 2 do the reverse from Alice Springs to Darwin and which is better the choice is yours.

  • Tropical Darwin capital city

    Once a sleepy outback town now a small city now a thriving industrial and tourism hub. Darwin city sits on a peninsula, next the outer city of Palmerston 30klm away and outer Darwin small farm lots of 5 acres to 320 acres agricultural lands.

    Darwin Australia

  • Kakadu National Park

    Visit Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. 2 different access sealed highways into Kakadu it's a desintaion for tourists on vacation seeking a 5 day experience. Visit pristine waters, wildlife cruises and ancient Aboriginal rock art.

    Kakadu National Park

  • Litchfield National Park

    Visit Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. Visit nearby Litchfield National Park and see stunning waterfalls and amazing termite mounds and swim safely in crystal-clear swimming holes such as Buley Rock Holes and Lower Cascades.

    Litchfield National Park

  • Katherine Gorge Nitmiluk

    Visit Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park,Northern Territory, Australia. The most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September. The wet season causes flooding of the Katherine River and restrictions on some of the activities available.

    Katherine Gorge
  • Katherine south of Darwin

    Visit Katherine in Northern Territory, Australia! With a population of over 9,804 people Katherine is a modern thriving regional center and excellent town to setup your camp at with it's caravan parks in the town and at Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.

  • Mataranka Thermal Springs

    Visit Mataranka township and just off Stuart Highway in Elsey National Park.the famous Mataranka Thermal Springs is fed by spring water from the Daly and Georgina basins ata volume of 30.5 million litres per day. Surrounded by a palm forest 34C degrees.

    Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • The Devils Marbles

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    Devils Marbles
  • Town of Alice Springs

    Alice Springs known just as Alice has both western and Aboriginal influences. The town's central Todd Mall has numerous Aboriginal art galleries. Alice Springs desert lifestyle has several unique events such as the Camel Cup and Henley-on-Todd Regatta.

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  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Tourism
    Uluru Kata Tjuta Park

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    Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park