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Harts Range Hills


Following is useful information to help you plan your trip to the Harts Range Amateur Race Club weekend in August.


To help you locate where to go view the following Area Map, you can also download and print this out.


Harts Range Area Map printable version


When you get to the Racecourse Grounds this Map will help you locate where everything is, you can also download and print this out.


Harts Range Racecourse Map printable version



  • 215km from Alice.

  • Picnic Public Holiday Weekend (first weekend of August). See About us Page for dates.

We would like to encourage patrons planning on attending to purchase pre-paid tickets online to assist gate staff with money handling. ​

Each attendee will need to present their ticket at the gate – either printed or on your phone, to receive your wristband.

  • ENTRY FEES: (Friday to Monday)

    • Adult      

      • Weekend Pass $40.00.

      • Online @: Ticketbo, please click on the following link.

      • EFTPOS/Cash from Centre Ag Services (old Landmark Building) 34 Stuart Highway – next to Mobile Teppa Hill.

    • Children under 16 are free.

  • Non-powered camp sites – showers and toilets provided.

  • Hot BBQ meals morning til late provided by Harts Range Race Club Committee volunteers – steak, sausage, bacon and egg sandwiches, hot chips, drinks.

  • Ice for sale.

  • No fuel, cigarettes or matches sold – see Atitjere Store details (below). 

  • LIMITED MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE and No public phone available – see Atitjere Store details (below).

  • LIMITED EFTPOS. See Atitjere Store details (below).

  • Health Clinic at Atitjere Community – Turn off the Plenty Highway into the Atitjere Community. St John’s will also be in attendance at the Racecourse all weekend for emergencies only.

  • Police at Plenty Highway, 1km east of the Racecourse turnoff, and/or on duty at the racecourse.

  • No alcohol sold at racecourse or to be taken into the Atitjere Community area.

  • BYO from Alice Springs.

  • We prefer no dogs; however, they must be tied up at all times if you do bring them.


  •  If you or a family member are feeling unwell or recently arrived from interstate, please stay home.


Don't Forget to Bring

  • Hat (wide brimmed preferred).

  • Torch.

  • Swag.

  • Cooking equipment and tucker.

  • Alcohol (optional) and Esky.

  • Spare cash.

  • Formal/Themed Wear for the Ball on Saturday Night – including ties for the men. Theme changes annually – check About us Page for details. 

  • Suitable shoes and clothing to partake in Sports Events.

  • Camera.

  • Collect firewood on the way.

  • Your best demeanour and lots of friends!




  • Drivers and Campers are advised to leave gates as you find them, keep to main roads and the designated camping grounds.

  • Permits are required to enter Indigenous and Pastoral Lands.

  • All fossicking requires a permit unless participating as part of a tour with The Gemtree. Fossicking permits are available from the NT Department of Mines and Energy.


Atitjere Store

  • Phone: (08) 8956 9773.

  • 210km from Alice.

  • Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm only. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays – however over the Picnic Races Weekend the store will be open SATURDAY 9:00am to 1:00pm, SUNDAY 9:00am to 12:00pm, MONDAY (Public Holiday) 9:00am to 12:00pm.

  • Fuel, good selection of groceries, hot food, ice-creams, drinks, pay phone, ATM Machine.

The Gemtree Caravan Park

  • Phone: (08) 8956 9855.

  • 140km from Alice.

  • Open 7 days 8:00am to 5:00pm.

  • Powered and non powered camping sites, cabins.


  • Fuel, small selection of groceries, hot takeaway snacks, ice-creams, drinks, pay phone.

  • Website:


Jervois Station

  • Phone: (08) 8956 6307.

  • 340km from Alice.

  • Open Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm. CLOSED SUNDAYS.

  • Fuel, drinks and snacks (no hot meals).

  • Non-powered camping sites available.

  • EFTPOS available.


Aileron Roadhouse

  • Phone: 08 8956 9703.

  • 135km from Alice.

  • Open daily 6:00am to 10:00pm.

  • Outback hospitality, Aboriginal art gallery, accommodation, camping, caravan grounds and air-con motel rooms, pool, BBQ picnic area, fuel, Pub Meals, selection of groceries. EFTPOS.

  • Website:


Arltunga Historical Reserve and National Park

  • Phone: (08) 8956 9770.

  • 110km from Alice.

  • Visitor Centre Open daily 8:00am to 5:00pm – gives an introduction to the Reserve and mining era, through cultural and historical displays. Guided bush walks are also available. Emergency phone 24 hours.

  • Picnic and barbecue facilities with shade shelters and toilets are located at the Visitor Centre. 

  • Pets and Camping is not permitted on the Reserve, however they are available at the nearby Arltunga Eco Retreat.

  • Website: 


Arltunga Bush Pub & Eco Retreat

  • Phone 0408 081 239.

  • Campgrounds Open (Bush Pub – under renovation, Opening Soon).


  • Gateway to the Arltunga Historic Reserve, Ruby Gap Nature Reserve & the spectacular Glen Annie Gorge.

  • Web:


Ross River Resort 

  • Phone: (08) 8956 9711.

  • Gateway to the East Mac Donnell Ranges-85 km east of Alice Springs on sealed road all the way on the Ross Highway.

  • Open 7 days.

  • Powered and unpowered sites in grassed, shady campground.

  • Ensuite rustic cabins with full linen, air-conditioned, Ensuite toilet and shower.

  • Swimming pool/spa.

  • Function facilities.


  • Fuel – unleaded and diesel.

  • Airstrip and helipad.

  • Ice creams, snacks, cold drinks, bar, dining room with bar food.

  • Website:

"Harts Range Races on NT Picnic day, a great family weekend"

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