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Wallace Rockhole Tourist Park

Alice Springs, Australia
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About Wallace Rockhole Tourist Park
Wallace Rockhole is a small Aranda Aboriginal Community 117kms west of Alice Springs, just 70 minutes along Larapinta Drive. We offer camping, self contained accommodation, guided rockart tours where you will see ancient Aboriginal rockart, hand stencils, hear about bush medicine and tucker and the history of the Aranda people.We also run an Aboriginal Dot Painting experience that helps people to have a better understanding of the Aboriginal art and culture that dates back thousands of years. The community also runs a pottery studio high fired stoneware 1285c with local art work.We have local arts and pottery for sale.
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Idr wrote a review Dec 2017
Darwin, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and met some interesting characters. Would stay again. Rock art was great because it gave a sense of history of and why it existed. The ceramic art at the store is very affordable and quite beautiful. We bought some while we stayed there and liked it so much ended buying some more a month later on line.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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981anton wrote a review Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
We visited Wallace in June 2017 with another family and camped there for 3 nights. Ken was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome - the facilities at the campground were great and we lit a warm campfire each night (you can't do this everywhere). We felt very lucky to be able to camp within the Aboriginal community and each afternoon we would lake our kids for a bit of kick-to-kick with the local kids in the street - an experience my young girls won't forget. The culture walk with Cathy was fantastic and we learned a lot about the local mob's use of the land dating back many hundred years. When we had some camper trailer electrical trouble, Ken and Terry (local horse-wrangling legend) pointed us in the right direction to sort them out so we didn't lose too much trouble off our holiday. So glad we visited this hidden gem!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Kate C wrote a review Sep 2016
Toowoomba, Australia22 contributions3 helpful votes
What a fantastic place, the rock art was amazing. We happened along at the right time when Bobby was taking friends Peter and Angela on a private tour of the rock art. We were invited along. We learnt so much on the tour and we think we have a basic understanding of the different symbols that are used. The camping area was great, showers were nice and hot as well as clean. The art work available for sale was fantastic and very reasonable. Thanks so much for the great memories. .
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Date of experience: August 2016
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mandyosh wrote a review Sep 2016
Terrigal, Australia77 contributions6 helpful votes
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We spent a wonderful month in Central Australia with a family of friends and loved our 4 nights at Wallace Rockhole the best. After the expense, crowds and queues at Uluru and Kings Canyon, WR felt so peaceful, authentic and friendly. Ken met us even though we arrived quite late and gave us our own powered corner of the campground to spread out in- girls in one tent, teenage boys in another and parents blissfully on their own. It had a huge, covered, stainless steel eating and prep area with a tap and a wood pile for some magnificent fires. The shower and laundry block were close and clean. We joined a tour to the rockhole and dot painting and watched Glenys create some beautiful paintings and pottery. The small store has everything you could need. We used WR as a base to travel to exquisite Roma Gorge, spectacular Palm Valley, Alice Springs (with its sad, barb wire fenced campgrounds) and picturesque Hermannsburg and returned to the Stuart H'way via nearby Owen Springs ruins. Yes, WR is dusty and basic but incredible value and a rare gem for travellers.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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MarilynDM wrote a review Aug 2016
Perth, Australia36 contributions8 helpful votes
We were excited about visiting this Tourist Park and going on the 'Tour' as advertised in the website and made a booking for 1 nights accommodation before traveling. When we arrived at 4pm we were told by a young girl at the shop that "Ken would come down and see us". We had to try three different boxes to find power that worked in a large area that reminded me of a deserted dusty 'drive in theater'. We were the only people in the place. The showers were hot and the toilets were a little 'tired' but they functioned. By the morning at 8am we had still not sighted 'Ken'. So we wandered over to the shop. There was Ken! He barely said 'hello' as he was dithering around behind the counter not concerned about who we might be. After looking at the 'tired old' art display I went over and asked about the tour that we had booked online. He said, "Oh! I can only do that for a minimum of 5 people". We found this fair enough but did not like the no notice or lack of information. Ken offered us a self-guided tour and instructions on how to get there. We completed walk to the rock and it was well worth the effort. Got some great photos. It is pretty 'laid back' so give yourself plenty of time.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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