The Hay River Track
Journey into some of the most remote and stunningly beautiful parts of Australia. Access to the Hay River has been denied for years, now its possible.
The Batton Hill Camp
Batton Hill Camp is a serviced camp site on the Hay River 350 km east of Alice Springs. Set among a beautiful stand of gum trees it has water, hot showers, toilets, 2 bow sheds and a bush kitchen. Located on the Hay River Track Batton Hill is becoming a popular stop for people driving to or from the Simpson Desert. The track south of Batton Hill along the Hay River to Poeppel Corner track which was pioneered by Jol Fleming in 2000. This ‘flash’ bush camp is operated by Traditional Owners, the family of Lindsay Bookie. You need a permit from Central Land Council to access this untouched wilderness in western NT.
My Country Tour
We strongly recommend the My Country Tour to all that travel the Hay. It is a combination of a drive around the sights near Batton Hill, get to find bush tucker if there is any. Sunset on Goyer's Pillar is a must (clouds permitting) follows by a chat around the camp fire.
One stipulation that those who traverse through this Aboriginal Land are to pay a transit fee - and camp at least one night at the Batton Hill Camp.
A permit is required to enter any of this area as it Aboriginal Land. This is easy but takes about 3 weeks, so get your application in early.
Fill in the form below to receive the permit application forms and payment information via email. Return your application to us and we will send it to the CLC in Alice Springs to be processed.
A map and other details about the Hay River Track from the QAA / K1 line intersection is available on request.
Fees for 2018
TRANSIT FEE: $220.00 per Vehicle. This is to cross through Atnetye Land down the Hay River till past Madigan Camp 16
CAMPING FEE: $20.00 per Person /Night at the Batton Hill campground
MY COUNTRY - BUSH TUCKER TOUR: $50.00 per person. Children under 15 free. Visits Mt Tietkins, Land Rover Valley, Goyders Pillar Sunset.
GOYDERS PILLAR SUNSET TOUR: $10 per person