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'The original N.T. Picnic Races Meeting - Established 1947'

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Harts Range Hills

PLAN YOUR TRIP

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

HARTS RANGE RACES WEEKEND 

  • 215km from Alice.

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

  • ENTRY FEES – Adults Weekend Pass $40.00 (Fri/Sat/Sun inclusive) Adults Sunday Only $20.00.

  • Children under 16 years are free. 

  • DANCE Admission: $5.00 (covers both Saturday and Sunday Dances).

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

  • Hot BBQ meals morning til late provided by local volunteer group – ICPA (Isolated Children’s Parents Assoc) – steak, sausage, hamburger, bacon and egg sandwiches, hot chips, drinks, cold sandwiches, cakes, chocolate bars, lollies, ice-creams).

  • 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).

  • No EFTPOS. See Atitjere Store details (below).

  • Health Clinic at Atitjere Community – Turn right 2km east of Racecourse turnoff and head south for another 2km. 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.

  • NO FIREWORKS – PENALITIES APPLY.

 

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.

  • Your best demeanour and lots of friends!

 

 

SERVICES IN THE EAST MACDONNELL – AND BEYOND

  • 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, CLOSED SUNDAY. OPEN again MONDAY (Public Holiday) 9:00am to 1:00pm.

  • 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.

  • EFTPOS.

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

  • Website: www.gemtree.com.au

 

Jervois Station

  • Phone: (08) 8956 6307.

  • 340km from Alice.

  • Open 7 days, 7:30am to 6:00pm.

  • 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: www.aileronroadhouse.com.au

 

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 camping is available at nearby Trephina Gorge Nature Park. The Arltunga Bush Hotel is closed until further notice. 

  • Website: http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/find/arltunga#.U2RJvs-KBLM 

 

Hale River Homestead 

 

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.

  • EFTPOS.

  • Fuel – unleaded and diesel.

  • Airstrip and helipad.

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

  • Website: www.rossriverresort.com.au

 

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