Located just a short drive southwest of Alice Springs, the Reserve is a
favourite destination for 4WD visitors seeking quiet bush camping without
facilities. Dog owners are also permitted to bring their pets to the south of
Waterhouse Range within the Owen Springs Reserve. Here they can swim with their
dogs, if there is water in the waterhole, or enjoy the freedom of off leash
play. The usual rules apply for ensuring the behaviour of your dogs and the
safety of others using the Reserve.
The Owen Springs Reserve was formerly
the Owen Springs Cattle Station and was acquired by the Northern
Territory Government in the year 2000 and opened to public access and enjoyment
Steeped in Territory and pioneering history, the Owen Springs Reserve
protects some important historical events. The main access track through the
reserve closely follows the route that John McDouall Stuart took through the
MacDonnell Ranges. His explorations between 1860 and 1862 help open up Central
Australia to white settlement.
NRETAS - Owen Springs Reserve