Red centre way road conditions free
The Red Centre Way used to be called the Mereenie Loop (because a part of it travels through the Mereenie Valley). Its a grand tour of the very best of central Australia. It takes you to iconic destinations like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges.
The road close to Mt Dare is rain damaged and rutted, so drive to the conditions. Watch out for whoa buoys (raised mounds to deter water from flowing along the track) at Charlotte waters. Slow down for oncoming traffic. There are no services or fuel available for the public at New Crown Station.
If you have a week to spend exploring the outback, the Red Centre Way is a popular tourist driving route from Alice Springs. Head west along the MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon, then UluruAyers Rock and Kata TjutaMount Olga. The Mereenie Loop between Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges is progressively being sealed.
The Mereenie Loop Red Centre Way (formerly Mereenie Loop Road) The route runs initially along a minor loop encompassing Larapinta and Namatjira Drives through Aboriginal landholdings from Alice Springs on to Glen Helen or Hermannsburg, thereafter becoming a single road progressing on to
I think this is because the portion between Kings Canyon and some way towards Larapinta Drive some 198km is unsealed and is called Mereenie Loop. If you 'google' Mereenie Loop' there will be heaps of information. 4WD is recommended although no essential. The road condition will depend upon any rain
Road Conditions. Despite the sunny climate it does occasionally rain heavily in Central Australia. Unless youre sure of the water depth, flow rate and any road damage, dont attempt to cross flooded bridges or causeways. Dust on outback roads can also pose a danger, obscuring vision of the road ahead.
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