THIS TRIP WAS DONE AFTER COMPLETING THE GUNBARREL HIGHWAY, FINKE RIVER & PALM VALLEY IN SEPTEMBER 1993.  RUBY GORGE IS SITUATED IN THE EAST MACDONNELL RANGES ABOUT 130Km EAST OF ALICE SPRINGS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY.  THE TRACK FROM THE OLD ARLTUNGA GOLDFIELDS TO RUBY GORGE WAS ONE OF THE ROUGHEST I HAD EVER DRIVEN (SOME 20 ODD Km) & HAD TO BE DRIVEN VERY CAREFULLY.  AT THE TIME WE DID THIS, THERE WAS A VEHICLE  ON THE SAME TRACK WHICH  HAD BOTTOMED OUT IN ONE OF THE WASHOUTS & SMASHED THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CASING & SUBSEQUENTLY HAD TO BE TOWED BACK TO ALICE SPRINGS FOR REPAIRS.   THERE ARE NO FACILITIES AT THE GORGE CAMPSITE.

RUBY GORGE

RUBY GORGE

NEAR FOX'S GRAVE

                

FOX'S GRAVE

HEADSTONE

BATTERY & POLICE STN-ARLTUNGA

OLD STORE RUINS-ARLTUNGA

MINER'S CEMETERY-ARLTUNGA