FOLLOWING a year of negotiations, planning and two tough recce trips, the first 4x4 expedition to the remote Cleland Hills is now available to a select group of the public.
The five-day trip will leave from Alice Springs and travel via the small community of Haasts Bluff to an important and delightful waterhole on the eastern side of the Cleland Hills. The next two days will be spent travelling cross-country to Michael Terry's famous Thomas Reservoir which he discovered in 1932. In 1968 Terry discovered the strange engravings, which the Cleland’s have become famous for, and we'll be finding them!
From there, in the far north of the Cleland Hills, we will turn south and again travel cross-country to another important Aboriginal site in the southern Cleland Hills – one of the very few in Central Australia that has been investigated and considered one of the most important.
Once we leave this isolated spot and find the faint track network, we will head south to spend the last night at Kings Canyon Resort.
The countryside is in incredible condition following plenty of heavy rain over the last 12 months, so you will be seeing it and the waterholes in prime condition.
For more information and to book a spot on this exclusive expedition to these remote hills and view the remarkable waterholes and art sites for yourself, contact Brenton Schild at Papunya by calling 0418 136 640.