WHERE IS IT? The Red Centre, NT. Luritja Road, in the Watarrka National Park. From Uluru it is 300km; from Alice Springs it is 300km on dirt roads or 450km on sealed roads. Access by 2WD or 4WD (check conditions) or by light aircraft, airstrip on property. Open: year-round.

WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? Covering 1800 square kilometres, Kings Creek Station was established in 1982 as a cattle and camel property by Ian Conway and his wife Lyn. You can visit the Stockcamp to watch live camel and horse handling, eat damper and drink billy tea, go on camel rides and quad-bike safaris to explore the red sand dunes, mulga scrub and golden fields of spinifex. There are also scenic helicopter flights over Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges. For an extra fee they’ll set you up at a remote camp for a romantic dinner and night under the stars in swags.

RATES: Unpowered campsites from $18 per adult per night; $20 powered site. Safari-style canvas-sided cabins with power and shared facilities from $77.50 per person per night.

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