Finke Gorge National Park

Finke Gorge NP | Boggy Hole | Palm Valley | Fauna | Flora

Accessible all year round, except when the Finke River is in flood, the Boggy Hole is located on one of the 4WD routes through Finke Gorge National Park. The Boggy Hole is a popular camping stop for those exploring the national park.

The Finke River 4WD Route can begin at Hermannsburg and follows the Finke River to Illamurta Springs and Watarrka National Park. Careful planning and preparation is required, and please make sure you check with Rangers and notice boards for current conditions before departing. Tourism Central Australia or the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife also provide information sheets for the Finke River 4WD Route.

One of the popular periods to experience the park and the Boggy Hole is the cooler months of April to September, which is a pleasant time of the year to visit.

The Finke Gorge National Park includes part of the Finke River system. As you travel along the usually dry river bed, you can see evidence of pass torrents having carved its way through the land, often taking debris that get caught up and trapped at the base of many of the surviving River Red Gum and other eucalypts.

Want to learn more about dingoes, check out our Fauna section.

Footnote & References

  1. Red Centre – Boggy Hole waterhole hot spot, S02E01 Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures – Boggy Hole waterhole NT,
  2. NT Maps on the Go,