Kings Creek Station lies 36 kilometres from the magnificent Kings Canyon (Watarrka) and is set amongst majestic desert oaks.
Kings Creek Station is a cattle station with a range of accommodation options from camping to luxury tents.
A range of supplies, meals and drinks can be bought at the station shop. You could even try one of our famous Kings Creek camel burgers!
The station is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia and sells camels for live export, live domestic sales and meat.
Kings Creek Station was established in 1981 by Ian and Lyn Conway. This was originally vacant crown land with no infrastructure – no water, no electricity, no communications, no roads and no buildings.
Originally the vision was to run the Station as a cattle/camel property. Since then tourism has taken precedence although Kings Creek Station still runs cattle and exports camels. Kings Creek covers an area of 1800 sq kilometres of which 100 sq K’s is Freehold, the remainder being Leasehold.
Ian Conway is the grandson of William Liddle, who, in 1907, was the first permanent pastoralist in the Kings Canyon region. In 1929 Liddle took up a pastoral lease known as Angas Downs Station. Liddle’s first wife was an Arrente woman from Alice Springs. Bill and Mary had four children, the eldest being Hilda, Ian’s mother.
Ian’s father, Mortimer, was also born to an Arrente Woman and a white pastoralist. Mortimer attended the first school in Alice Springs in 1914. He then went on to work for Syd Kidman for 20 odd years as a boss drover.
Lyn Conway was born in Adelaide and met Ian in Alice Springs. When they first started Kings Creek Station, Lyn was more or less thrown into the deep end as there was no infrastructure. Everyday chores were very difficult especially with 2 young children.
Set amongst natural bush with views of the George Gill Range, our campground offers a choice of grassed and un-grassed sites, with or without power. Toilet, shower and laundry facilities are provided; as well as our swimming pool to cool off in the summer, and a roaring campfire to keep you warm in the winter months!
Located against the spectacular backdrop of the George Gill Ranges, our unique air-conditioned bush tents offer comfortable and affordable accommodation.
Our luxury secluded glamping tents are positioned along the escarpment and elevated to provide maximum airflow and views. These spacious and beautifully appointed tents allow you to really experience iconic Australian camping on a truly genuine but luxurious level.
The Old Drovers Camp features accommodation for up to 12 guests. Sleep under the stars in a classic but ultra comfortable, elevated Australian swag magnificent views of the nearby George Gill Ranges.
Contact: +61 (08) 8956 7474
Address: PMB 164, Alice Springs, NT 0870