Finke River - NT

  Lake,River,Creek

Position

DEG: -23.663375 132.672308
DMS: 23º 39' 48.15" S 132º 40' 20.29" E
UTM: 53 K 7381105mN 262592mE
Altitude: 633.3m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek

Location

32.11kms North of Hermannsburg
93.1kms SouthEast of Papunya
123.57kms West of Alice Springs
472.33kms South of Tennant Creek

Address & Contact

Mt Zeil NT 0872
Phone: N/A
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Information

The Finke River is one of the world's oldest watercourses. The Finke flows south from here for 650km to be lost in the sands of the Simpson Desert. Over many millions of years, the river and its tributaries have carved out the rugged landscape it passes through. The Western Aranda name for the Finke River is Tjoritja urlpaya.

The Mt Sonder Lookout is a great spot to view the Finke River below as pictured and where there is a 4x4 accessible track into the river where paid campsites are located (National Park camping fees apply). See Nearby Places for the camp listing.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Papunya
Distance from Finke River 92.48km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.037.234.631.825.822.122.825.431.134.435.336.4
Mean Min. °C22.922.320.016.010.26.76.38.213.216.919.421.4
Mean Rain mm46.039.248.616.322.815.512.36.17.218.032.134.5

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