Part of the Northern Territory’s designated tourism routes, Namatjira Drive branches off from Larapinta Drive to continue running through the West MacDonnell National Park / Tjoritja. It is also part of the tourism run promoted as the Red Centre Way.

Namatjira Drive is named after Albert Namatjira (1902–1959), one of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal painters, who was born in Hermannsburg.

Namatjira Drive connects Glen Helen Resort to near Iwupataka (Jay Creek).

The distance from Alice Springs to Namatjira Drive (State Route 2) turnoff from Larapinta Drive (State Route 6) is approximately 107 km.

Points of interest and attractions along this stretch include:

Images © Ausemade PL


Some of the flora and fauna to be found in this area include:


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Source: Northern Territory Parks and reserves