Owen Springs Reserve, formally Owen Springs Cattle Station, opened in 2003 and is fast becoming a favourite location for four-wheel drive visitors seeking quiet bush camping without facilities. The main access track through the reserve closely follows the route of John McDouall Stuart through the MacDonnell Ranges. The Old Owen Springs Homestead (now ruins), was the first station homestead built in Central Australia.
The Hugh River, which runs through almost the entire course of the reserve has considerable scenic and recreational appeal. There are numerous, attractive stretches of river with broad sandy banks lined with shady River Red Gums. A four-wheel drive is essential to access the Owen Springs Reserve.
Access is via the south Stuart Highway or Larapinta Drive. Camping is permitted, but no facilities are provided and visitors will need to bring their own supplies. A self-drive Information Sheet is available at the information shelter at each end of the reserve.Visit Website
Camping, Off Road Driving
Nature based, Outback