This is 4 km south of the CBD and probably the most well-known bird-watching site close to Alice Springs.

Access is no longer unrestricted as it has been for the last 40 years or so.  Details on how to get access are on the Power Water website.

*There has been a recent change to the rules for entry. You will need to watch an online safety induction video and fill out a form prior to going to the Power and Water kiosk in the Alice Plaza to obtain the key. Please plan ahead and visit the website several days before you hope to visit the ponds as it takes a while for the online form to be processed.*

The Birdwatchers Map & Guide can help you get around once you obtain the key.

Travel south through the Gap, that is toward the airport. 1.2 km south of Tom Brown Roundabout turn right into Commonage Road. 0.4 km on turn left into an unsealed lane. This is just before the large gates across the road, and a second 30 km/h sign. Park at the end of the lane, and walk through a pedestrian gate next to the large gates at the end of the road.