Corroboree Rock Conservation Area

The impressive dolomite structure of Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve is of great importance to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people.

Formed more than 800 million years ago by salt lakes, it is a sacred men's site that plays a significant role in culture today.

The reserve is a registered sacred site and traditional owners ask that you stay on the marked track to protect this special place.

On the walks you'll be able to get great photos of spinifex and senna against a milky blue sky when the light is low.

Corroboree Rock is an easy stopover on your way to other East MacDonnell landmarks such as Trephina Gorge Nature Park and Arltunga Historical Reserve.

Check if this park is open

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open   -

Opening hours

All year round, but the best time to visit is during the cooler months from April to September.

How to get there

Follow signs 42km east of Alice Springs along the Ross Highway to the reserve.

What to see and do

You can go bushwalking and wildlife spotting in the reserve.

What you can't do

Camping is not permitted in the park.

Drones are not permitted.


Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve has all of the following facilities:

  • information signs
  • picnic area
  • walking tracks.


You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve by doing all of the following:

  • observe park safety signs
  • carry and drink plenty of water
  • wear a shady hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, suitable clothing and footwear
  • avoid strenuous activity during the heat of the day
  • think about your health and fitness when choosing a walk.


To contact the Trephina Gorge Ranger Station, phone 08 8956 9765.

For more tourist information, contact Parks and Wildlife Alice Springs.

Last updated: 18 June 2020

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