Haasts Bluff

Haasts Bluff

Haasts Bluff is home to mainly Luritja and Pintupi people of the Central Western Desert. The intensity of desert colours, important sites and stories, and subtle motifs of the bush all find expression in the paintings of the Haasts Bluff artists. The Bluff lies 230 kms west of Alice Springs and is nestled within the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. To the north is Mt Edward and Mt William, and to the south is the Mereenie Bluff.

Travelling west from Alice Springs, it is possible to reach Haasts Bluff with a four-wheel drive via the Namatjira Drive past Glen Helen Gorge, traversing the wide landscapes of West MacDonnell National Park. From there a track leads to Papunya, a large community of Pintubi and Loritja people, that can also be reached by a better road that goes all the way to Kintore, near the Western Australian border. All this land is part of Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust