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The Finke River Trailhead is the official start point of Section 11. It is located close to the banks of the ancient Finke River. The trailhead has a large modern shelter with good facilities. There is no vehicle access to this trailhead. An alternative start point to Section 11 is Glen Helen Resort which has sealed 2WD access directly from Alice Springs.
Key Points
Point Approx 140 km west of Alice Springs
Point Vehicle access as far as Finke River Two Mile only. 4WD only.
Point Popular start point is from Glen Helen Resort- approx 5km from trailhead
Point Glen Helen Resort accessible by 2WD via the sealed Namatjira Drive
Point Easy foot access from Glen Helen Resort - approx 5km walk
Related Links
Section 11 Campsites | Section 11
Finke River Trailhead
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TrailheadPark & Trail InformationCampsite/CampgroundWaterToiletrsGas BBQTrailhead ShelterTables, Chairs and/or Tent PadsNo Campfires
Trailhead Type
Large protected shelter. Semi-new. Hiker use only.
Size Medium .
Crowd Factor V Low Only Larapinta Trail hikers
Remoteness 6 Nearest civilisation is Glen Helen Resort
Campsites Yes See S11 Campsites page
Fees No .
Shelter Yes See images.
Water Yes Tanks.
Food Storage No Cupboards at trailhead, but not secure.
Parking No .
Vehicle Access No .
Notable Info No .
Comments No .
Trailhead signage. Main vehicle tracks around here are management use only.
Main trailhead area
Unisex Toilet
Getting to Finke River Trailhead
There is no public vehicle access to the Finke River Trailhead. Access to the trail is from either Glen Helen Resort or the Finke River Two Mile Camping area ( which can be accessed by 4WD only from Namatjira Drive).
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Sheltered tent pads
Track to Glen Helen, approx 1km west
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