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.
Water & Power - Use of solar energy
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 basis.
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 etc.
solar units are of world class design, maintained by Hamilton Downs Youth
Camp and offer an opportunity for groups to understand first hand the
workings of a solar units to provide electricity, pump and manage waters
newly installed reverse osmosis treatment plant ensures the highest quality
of treated potable water. A quality not available in most other remote camp
and public camping areas.