The West MacDonnell Ranges and the East MacDonnell Ranges known as the MacDonnells Ranges have major tourist icon places of interest within approximatley 100 kilometres  of Alice Springs on sealed roads then narrowing down to recognised 4WD offroad dirt unsealed tracks from then on. Western MacDonnell Ranges tourist places to visit are Standley Chasm, Simpsons Gap, Orche Pits, Glen Hellen Gorge, Orminston Gorge,Ellery Creek Big Hole, Mt Sonder, Mereenie Loop and on the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges tourist places to visit are Trephina Gap, Corroboree, N'Dhalla Aboriginal Rock Art, Ross River Resort in Northern Territory Australia
The West MacDonnell Ranges and the East MacDonnell Ranges are known as the MacDonnells Ranges with the centre point commonly known as Heritage Gap at the commencement of Alice Springs in Northern Territory Australia
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Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend

Macdonnell ranges200 kilometres north east of Alice Springs, is the home of the annual Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend. This action-packed event starts off Saturday morning with a gymkhana. At 11.00am sees the first running of the Harts Range Races - unregistered horse races for local station riders. Two more races follow with breaks in between for Truck Tyre Races and the auctioning off of the horses for the third race - their Selling Race. By about 1pm the rodeo commences with Lizard Race, steer ride, station buckjump, novelty events and the first round of the bull ride and saddle bronc. The evening concludes with a themed dance.

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Harts Range Racing Track Harts Range
Plenty Highway via Alice Springs Northern Territory, 0870

The Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend is a great family outback event. Held annually at the Harts Range Racecourse, set in the majestic East MacDonnells area, is the ‘Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend’ aka ‘Harts Range Races’.

 

 

 

Binns-Track-harts-rangeThe NT August Picnic Races Public Holiday stem from this 60yr old tradition started at the Harts Range Racecourse, 215km East of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway.

See about and where is Binns Track

 

sign to GemtreeSunday morning is for the kids with running races, a lolly scramble, sack races and adult’s tug-o-war. The afternoon is packed with more rodeo and novelty events including the second round of the bull ride and saddle bronc. Later in the day teams of three attempt to 'scruff' a calf, as well as milk a wild cow. Sunday night there is a dance and talent quest.

Camping facilities, showers and toilets are available, entry and camping fee applies. Please 'bring your own' as there are no bar facilities. The food canteen will be available all weekend. The community (Atitjere) shop is open for trading part of the weekend selling fuel, groceries and more.

Over 2 days of fun for all the family. Gymkhana, Stockhorse Races, Sports events including Running Races, Novelty Races for kids, Lizard Race, Ladies Cow Tail Toss, High Jump, Tug O War. Playgroup Activities and Jumping Castle for the little ones.

Harts Range Ball: Saturday Evening (Gentlemen require a tie).

Talent Quest: Sunday Evening.

If you require public transport to and from the races, please email us info@hartsrangeraces.org.au as early as possible with your requirments (eg. I would need swag/meals provided for or self sufficient). The club will then attempt to contract a bus company for transport, but this will depend on numbers.

Email: info@hartsrangeraces.org.au (last update we had)
Postal: PO Box 2967, Alice Springs NT 0871

President: Stewart Weir
Email: sandoverpastoral@bigpond.com
Phone: 08 8956 9958

Secretary: Anna Weir
Email: sandoverpastoral@bigpond.com
Phone: 08 8956 9958

How to Get There

Plenty highwayGemtree is 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!

Gemtree is located 140kms North-East of Alice Springs, with bitumen road to the front gate! 5-10Klm past gemtree the roads reverts to a narrow unsealed road.

Travel northbound 70 kilometres from Alice Springs and turn right onto the Plenty Highway and travel for another 70 kilometres.

Property facilities


Car Park:
Child Activity Program:
Laundry: Gemtree has a laundry in the amenities block with coin operated machines, Iron
Mini Store: Grocery supplies and other relevant items are available for sale
Gas & Ice: Fuel: ULP and Diesel
Pay Phone: (We are out of moblie range) A 24hr payphone is situated near Reception - takes coins and cards (Cards not for sale at Gemtree)
BBQ Facilities:

Hours of Business: 8am-6pm daily - 364 days a year (Closed Christmas Day).

Contact:
Email:
gemtree@gemtree.com.au Phone: 08 8956 9855 Fax: 08 8956 9860

Visitor Facilities A true oasis in the mulga country of the East MacDonnell Ranges, incorporating 100 hectares, Gemtree is the gateway to the Central Australian gemfields and offers a spacious bush setting with modern clean amenities.

Other facilities such as laundry and store are also available. Gemtree has a choice of accommodation options to suit your needs. Bookings are essential so give them a call. After a day of fossicking on tour, relax under the stars around your campfire. Wood is available and there are fire pits and barbecues generously located throughout the park.

Secluded bush camping sites provide the feeling of being the only people around whether you bring your own caravan or tent, or stay in those provided for you. Alternatively, Gemtree's cabins offer extra comfort to ensure your experience will be memorable.

Recreational Activities - Campfires are a feature of Gemtree nights under the stars, and fireplaces are scattered throughout the caravan park, some with hot plates. If you wish to have access to a fire place or hot plate, please request this when you book. Each fireplace is placed centrally between a few sites to encourage guests to share and mingle. A glowing campfire is an open invitation to stop and say G'day! Firewood is available for your use for a small fee.

Gemtree park
Gemtree park

Gemtree Caravan Park and CampingUnpowered Sites
AUD $10.00 to $20.00 - Secluded unpowered sites are located close to shared facilities and provide great camping sites whether using a Gemtree tent or your own.

Please note rental of tents are at an extra cost.

16 Hour Generator Powered Sites
AUD $24.00 to $24.00 - The powered sites are scattered among the mulga and located close to the shared facilities, providing power for the on-site caravans and tents, or your own.

Please note rental of onsite caravans and tents are at an extra cost and portable generators are not permitted – allowing you to enjoy the night silence.

Room Facilities - Shared bathroom

Pets Pets are welcome at Gemtree
Please mention your pet when you book so we can place you accordingly. Please pick up after your pet and keep them on a leash in the park, but we do have 250 acres, so there is plenty of space to take them for a run!

Children
Gemtree is the ideal destination for family fun. There are a number of ‘kid-friendly’ activities on offer at Gemtree, and our spacious park ensures your children can play freely without disturbing other guests.

Gemtree park
Gemtree park
Gemtree park

Accommodation Gemtree Caravan Park Cabins

AUD $70.00 to $110.00 (Last update we had)

These comfortable cabins are designed to ensure that your experience will be memorable and enjoyable.

Room Facilities
Air Conditioning
Cooking Facilities - FULL
Crockery/Cutlery
Refrigerator
Heating
Insect screens
Non Smoking Room
Shared bathroom

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Gemtree park
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