RvTrips - Home - Helping caravan, camper and motorhome owners explore Australia
RV newsletter
Larapinta Drive
Larapinta DriveRvTrips explores Larapinta Drive
RvTrips explores Larapinta Drive
Larapinta Drive
Australia NT  
Photos from NT (each linked to a location)
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Yellow Water Cruises - Gagudju Dreaming
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Cape Don Fishing Lodge
Kings Canyon
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Mataranka Homestead Caravan Park

Larapinta Drive


Larapinta Drive is a designated state route in the Northern Territory of Australia. It forms the primary road access to the community of Hermannsburg, as well as a number of tourist attractions located west of Alice Springs, including the Alice Springs Desert Park, West MacDonnell National Park, Kings Canyon, monuments dedicated to Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira and Royal Flying Doctor Service founder John Flynn, as well as Albert Namatjira's house near Hermannsburg. Larapinta is the local Arrernte name for the Finke River a major watercourse in the area. The length of Larapinta Drive is marketed as part of the "Red Centre Way" tourist drive.
© Wikipedia

Reviewed by RvTrips

RvTrips' comments

03 Jun 2016

Larapinta Drive and Luritja Road are the main access routes to reach Kings Canyon.  We found one rest area along this road called Salt Creek Rest Area which has plenty of shade, lots of flies and allows a 24 hour free camp.

Further along the Road you will find Kings Creek Station which is a working cattle/camel station that provides accommodation and camping as well as tours of the area (quad bike, camel or helicopter).

Kings Canyon Resort is at the end of Larapinta Drive and a beautiful place to stay with motel room, back packer accommodation, caravan and camping sites as well as restaurants and bars.

The road is in very good condition and there was not a lot of traffic at the end of the busy season. Kings Canyon is accessed from Larapinta road and has several walks through the canyon, along the creek and around the rim of these magnificent cliffs.


Public comments

Enter a comment  have you been to Larapinta Drive?
Join us and add your comments and tips.
Places of interest (POIs)

Find nearby places of interest

Enter a new location
or click anywhere on the map
Displaying 21 POIs within 100ks of Larapinta Drive location  


Places to stay
Caravan Park 
Free Camp 
Eat & drink
Service station 
Rest area 
Things to do
Things to see
Aboriginal art 
Read more ...
Read more ...
Read more ...
Follow RvTrips on Facebook Follow RvTrips on Twitter Follow RvTrips on Instagram

Corporate Sponsors & Industry Partners

Regional Tourism Australia
AMCTG - Australian Manufactured Camper Trailer Guild
CMCA - Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia
ACC - Australian Caravan Club
RvTrips v3.60 - Last updated: 29-11-2018 - Website by: Modern Web  
© 2014 -
2018 Modern Web Pty Ltd, All rights reserved - PO Box 323 Forster NSW 2428
Explore Larapinta Drive with RvTrips and find out where to stay, what to do and what to see. Helping caravan, motorhome and camper owners have a great holiday.
RvTrips v3.60 Updated: 29-11-2018
© 2014 - 2018 Modern Web Pty Ltd,
All rights reserved.
PO Box 323 Forster NSW 2428