The Birthday Waterhole is a semi-permanent pool on the Hugh River in the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park and included as part of the Larapinta Trail, sections 4 and 5, that starts at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and ends at Mount Sonder.
There are large River Red Gums that fringe the Birthday Waterhole and playing an important ecological role, providing a refuge and habitat for waterbirds who are attracted to the waterhole for food such as desert rainbow fish, frogs and other aquatic invertebrates.
Access is by high-clearance four-wheel drive and camping is permitted.
Source: Download full map from www.nt.gov.au/parks or ATDW
West MacDonnell RangesBirthday Waterhole Ellery Creek Big Hole Finke Two Mile Glen Helen Gorge Jay Creek John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve Laura Creek Larapinta Drive Mount Sonder / Rwetyepme Namatjira Drive The Neil Hargrave Lookout Ochre Pits Ormiston Gorge & Pound Point Howard Lookout Redbank Gorge Simpsons Gap