The Jay Creek Trailhead is the official start point of Section 3. It is located in a remote location close to the banks of Jay Creek. The trailhead has a large modern shelter with good facilities. There are great scenic views and nice bush camping options. Vehicle access to the trailhead vicinity is by 4WD only.
Approx 76km north west of Alice Springs
Accessible by 4WD via the Tanami Road & Old Hamilton's Down Track
The trailhead area has nice scenic views, particularly sunrise and sunset.
Open bush camping on Jay Creek
Sandy creek camping along Jay Creek
Getting to Birthday Waterhole Trailhead
The Jay Creek Trailhead is approx 76km from Alice Springs, half of which is 4WD only. It takes about a couple of hours to get there from Alice Springs via the Tanami Road and the Old Hamilton’s Downs track.