About Tennant Creek

& The Barkly Region

Explore Tennant Creek and the Barkly region, your ideal place to stop, relax and enjoy the outback hospitality and some of the Territory’s most fascinating land formations. Well known as the site of Australia’s last gold rush, Tennant Creek still has evidence of this in the area with many sites to explore. With huge cattle stations, historic stock routes, the region captures the pioneering contributions from the past.

The Warumungu people are the custodians to the region and offer a rich, yet tough history of fighting for their land rights. Their artwork and stories can be explored at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, which uniquely hosts a sacred site of the ancestral Nyinkka, a spiky tailed lizard from the area.

100kms South is the famous Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles. Thousands of gigantic granite boulders are scattered over a valley balanced one on top of the other and when struck by the rays of the setting sun, they are a photographer’s delight as they glow with such vibrancy. This Conservation Reserve has a bush camping area and visitors can wander around the site along a network of informal walking tracks.

So base yourself at one of the friendly well equipped Caravan Parks and meet the friendly locals that run and care for you comfort, each offering their own special options.

Use our handy 5 day Itinerary to plan the best way to make the most of your time in and around Tennant Creek & the Barkly Region

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5 DAY ITINERARY

PLAN A FEW DAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY

DAY 1

  • Visitor Information Centre
    (Check tour times)
  • Battery Hill Mining Centre
  • Book Underground Mining tour
    – Gold Stamp Battery
    – 3 Museums

DAY 2

  • Tennant Creek Telegraph Station
    Historical
    Reserve
    – Information Sheet & deposit for key @ Visitor Centre
  • Kundjarra/The Pebbles
  • Aboriginal Womens Dreaming
    – 6km of gravel road
    – Shaded area

DAY 3

  • Kyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre
    – Museum and Exhibitions
    – Retail Gallery
    – Cafe (seasonal)
  • Take a self guided tour:
    – Anzac Hill Lookout
    – Jurnkurrakur Mural,
    – Peko Park
    – Catholic Church
    – Celebrity handprints

DAY 4

  • Lake Mary Ann
    – Picnic area & tables/chairs
    – Shady areas/Childs playground
    – Swim/Kayak/Water fun
    – Abundant birdlife
  • Cycle Path & Walks in Honeymoon Ranges
    – Through the McDouall (Honeymoon) Ranges

DAY 5

  • Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles
  • Walks & photographic delight
    – Day trip from Tennant Creek
    – Sunrise/Sunset from Devils Marbles Hotel

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