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Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve

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Ernest Giles Road | Ernest Giles Road, 145 kilometres south of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Fantastic Meteorite Crater Reserve.

The Henbury meteorite was one of very few to come to Earth in a populated area so is a bit... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Wally H
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Perth, Australia
Something diferent in the desert

We had heard of this place and checked the map and drove off road to find a lovely little spot... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Katy44b
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Brisbane, Australia
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“dirt road” (4 reviews)
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Ernest Giles Road | Ernest Giles Road, 145 kilometres south of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Henbury meteorite was one of very few to come to Earth in a populated area so is a bit unique. Some 4,000 years ago a meteor crashed into our atmosphere and broke up into 12 pieces leaving 12 closely spaced impact craters. About 1/2...More

Thank Wally H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had heard of this place and checked the map and drove off road to find a lovely little spot. toilets, picnic tables, good maps and walking paths.

Thank Katy44b
Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you are travelling between Uluru and Alice ( in either direction) you should pull off the highway to see this place. About 15km in, and dirt road all the way, you will end up at a rather historical and significant place, that is both...More

Thank Copthat1
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Let me start by saying i would rate this GOOD but as Trip Advisor doesnt have a good then it gets an AVERAGE tag.Nice flat walk from the carpark for the kids to walk only 500m to see the crater. There is camping there as...More

1  Thank blackboys2015
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It's not particularly pretty but if you are interested in geology and stuff like meteorites its pretty cool. You can camp here but it's pretty exposed. Not bad though if you need a spot, has a fireplace. Right next to carpark so not that private...More

1  Thank Caro C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There is a little bit of walking involved in seeing this site, perhaps 800m in total, but it is an easy walk, and there are interpretive signs to read along the way that explain the significance of the site. There was no admission charge.

1  Thank curan62
Reviewed 15 April 2017

During our visit to the red centre and on our trip back to Alice springs we did the detour of the main highway to visit the hole in the ground. Just be mindful when you leave the highway there is nothing " No phones, No...More

1  Thank Stumpie8
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

they're much better meteor sites in Australia. worth a look if you have loose schedule. but not worth 20min detour down dirt road if in hurry. don't drive down road after rain as you will probably get bogged

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This site has a short information walk around the craters and some interesting formations-not magnificent by any means but worth the 13 kilometer detour in on dirt road.

3  Thank monigates
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped by the Henbury Meteorite Conservation area a few weeks ago on our way out of Alice Springs towards Coober Pedy. This was the first meteorite impact site we have been able to visit since Wolfe Creek as so many are too remote to...More

3  Thank JGDynamo
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