Boggy Hole - Finke River
About the Track
Track Description

Boggy Hole is located in the Finke Gorge National Park which around 120 km west of Alice Springs NT. Boggy Hole is one of the permanent waterholes on the Finke River which was used by the early explorers as a “highway”.

This is amazing 4wding as the track zigzags along the actual river bed as it passes between the towering red cliffs of the gorge. It is slow going with long sections of crunching river rocks, patches of soft sand and in the dry even bulldust to negotiate. This track begins on Larapinta Drive near the Hermannsburg mission. The first 12 km is a well used track maintained to service a local aboriginal community. It then enters the river bed of Ellery Creek which it follows for 10 km before joining the Finke River where there is a camping spot.

The Finke River Gorge then leads to Boggy Hole a further 10 km on where there is limited camping.This trip and its Gps file ends here. Backtrack if you are Alice Springs based or continue south for 40 km to the Ernst Giles Rd which leads west to Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock or east back to the Stuart Highway.If heading south from here the crossing of the Finke River can be difficult so take care. Map Hema Great Desert Tracks North Central Map (Paper & Digital)

Track Logs
User ID Log Vehicle Date
38877 Toyota Hilux Apr 1, 2013
29251 On our way back from the Canning Stock Route we decided to do this again after coming thourgh in 2005 - it has changed a lot and unfortunately we found baby nappies and excrement next to the waterhole - seriously what are people thinking - idiots! Toyota Landcruiser Jun 21, 2012
20662 LandRover Discovery Jul 22, 2011
29257 Toyota Hilux Nov 28, 2010
11262 If the track's rated impassable, it's worth going down for a squiz, especially if the weather's been good. We went down purely to have a look and a swim with no intention of crossing stupid looking sections or 'road closed signs'. Ended up doing the whole lot right through to Ernest Giles without any problem at all, nothing impassable about it. Toyota Hilux Surf Oct 28, 2010
9938 Great track Nissan Patrol May 15, 2010
3820 Toyota Landcruiser May 2, 2009
4849 Toyota Landcruiser Jun 12, 2005
975 Great trek - a bit tight and twisty at times, but well worth it. Toyota Landcruiser Jul 15, 2002
5507 Toyota Landcruiser Jun 6, 2002
6015 Nissan Patrol Jan 2, 2000
1137 Toyota Landcruiser Oct 15, 1997