Top 10 campsites that allow fires near West MacDonnell National Park, NT
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Top 10 campsites that allow fires near West MacDonnell National Park, NT

They say life is better around the campfire. And we could not agree more. 

Over the years due to increase fire risk it's become a challenge to find great campsites that allow you to have a fire by your tent. 

Please be a responsible Aircamper and brush up on your fire safety knowledge. Bushwalking NSW has a great article that'll give you the rundown on how to light a fire responsibly.

Below we've collected some hidden gems near West MacDonnell National Park, NT that still allow you to sit back, toast your feet and incinerate some marshmallows while telling stories about camping when you were a kid.

#10 Flo&Co's Desert

Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#9 Mount Polhill Rest Area

Stuart Hwy, Hugh, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#8 Redbank Waterhole Camping

Owen Springs Reserve, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#7 Wallace Rockhole Tourist Park

Off Larapinta Dr, via Alice Springs, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#6 Wanngardi Park

916 Ilparpa Rd, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#5 Serpentine Chalet Camp Spot

106km W of Alice Springs Off Namatjira Dr, West Macdonnell National Pk, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#4 Ellery Creek Big Hole Campground

90km W of Alice Springs Namatjira Dr, 2km Off Dirt Rd, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#3 Point Howard Lookout

80Km W of Alice Springs Namatjira Dr, Namatjira Sealed Access, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#2 Ntaria Camp Ground

197 Tjalkabota Road, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#1 Birthday Waterhole Camp

14.4km From Namatjira Turnoff (allow 1hr), Northern Territory Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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