Located about 145 km south west of Alice Springs, about 118 km along the Stuart
Highway, take the right hand turn onto a gravel road known as the Ernest Giles
Road. This road leads to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and is a 4WD only
access road. You travel 8 km along the road and then take turn north for another
5 km to the Reserve's entrance. The section of road to the Henbury Meteorites
craters are accessible by 2WD vehicles, although there may be times due to
weather conditions when the road becomes impassable.
Picnicking, bushwalking and camping. There is picnic facilities at the camping
ground and a pit toilet. There is no drinking water, and visitors should ensure
they bring enough water. Firewood should be collected before entering the
There is a self-guided walking track around the craters. The craters
vary in size, with the largest measuring up to 180 metres wide and 15 meters
deep. The smallest is barely recognisable at 6 metres wide and only a few
centimetres deep. There are 3 or 4 craters that can be seen very clearly and
inspected at close range.
Henbury fact sheet can be downloaded from the NT Parks and Wildlife site.
Source: Parks and Wildlife Service of the Northern Territory
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve
For additional information contact the visitor centres at: