was officially central Australia's first town, born out
of a gold rush after alluvial gold was discovered in a
dry creekbed in 1887. The Visitor Centre gives an introduction
to the Reserve and mining era, through cultural and historical
displays.There is a self-operated slide show which offers
an insight to the past and informs visitors about the
Reserve's attractions. You can also try panning for gold
in the courtyard display.
110km east of Alice Springs, the Reserve can be easily
reached in 2WD vehicles. After 70km of sealed road along
the Ross Highway there is a formed gravel road which
leads north east for 33km to Arltunga.