Situated in shadow of the magnificent Chewings Ranges
Hamilton Downs Youth Camp offer youth groups and other visitors a wide range
of facilities. For individuals seeking a resting place from an exhilarating
walk along the Larrapinta trail, holiday makers or youth groups the camp
offers a warm, comfortable and idyllic sanctuary away from the hustle and
bustle of city and town life. This is a bush camp that many in the bush just
dream of...Yet retaining the atmosphere and ambiance of the real
outback of Australia with the reminders of the pioneers who opened up this
country. The historic houses and buildings are maintained as they were in
The Facilities include:
Fully equipped kitchen with a eight-burner gas range
Plates, bowls etc. and cutlery for 120 guests.
Dishwashing necessaries such as scourers, detergent,
tea towels etc.
Modern ablution block with hot showers.
Equipment for volleyball, soccer, basketball, boule's,
Caretaker in residence.
Internet available. Satellite service -
Washing machines, and laundry powder.
Telephone…..for emergency use only.
A bush camp...Historic...Comfortable, in
an idyllic location.
Water & Power - Use of Solar
The camp relies on
solar power for the pumping of water from an underground aquifer. Potable
(Drinking water) is treated by reverse osmosis (RO) to ensure the highest
possible levels of purity. The RO system is powered by solar panels. Water
is sampled and checked in the NT Governments laboratory’s on a regular
All electricity is
provided by a Solar panel array with backup of a gas powered generator set.
The amount of power is limited and advice should be obtained if groups are
considering using any large appliances – Projectors, amplifiers, heaters
The solar units
are of world class design, maintained by PowerWater Corporation and offer an
opportunity for groups to understand first hand the workings of a solar
units to provide electricity, pump and manage waters supply.
Accommodation is available in the new bunkhouse that has two areas with
accommodation for 16 in each area - 4 double bunks in two rooms in two of
each dorm - Total 32. A central connecting area is useful for meetings,
tutors or as a lounge area for relaxation.
Additional accommodation in the Historic houses is also
available where a total of 34 bunk beds are available.
All beds are steel-framed beds bunks with mattresses
You will need to bring your own bedding…..swag, or sleeping bag, or sheets and
blankets and pillow.
Swags are ideally suitable for sleeping / camping under the stars.
Fully equipped kitchen with two
commercial gas ranges – two full ovens and eight burners
Extensive stainless steel benches
Wash up sink – hot and cold water.
Large dish wash up area with two sinks -
hot and cold water.
Catering equipment – Pots, pans,
Three large refrigerators with freezers.
Barbecue pit. Grill plate. BBQ Spit.
Outdoor fire pit for campfire.
Plates, bowls, cups cutlery etc for 120
Hamilton Downs is a self-catering
facility. Please remember to bring all your food requirements including the
- Food - Dry goods and perishable
- Cling wrap and alfoil