Brunette Races – ABC Amateur Race Club

One of Australia’s best kept outback horse racing secret. The races are held in June every year, on Brunette Downs, situated on the Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. This is the biggest event on the Barkly Tablelands social calendar and attracts visitors from all around Australia. You’ll enjoy four days of country [...]

Tennant Creek Cemetery

Take the time to wander through the Tennant Creek Cemetery to see the resting place of early pioneers who travelled the long and lonely Overland Telegraph track. Their plaques and headstones reveal the stories of their hardships and battles with the harsh Australian environment. Plaques on the headstones and ornamental gate tell the story of [...]

Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

A beautifully restored Barrow Creek Telegraph Station is located in Barrow Creek, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Forster ranges. This historical reserve is one of 15 telegraph stations that formed the network from Port Augusta to Port Darwin and has considerable historical value. The stone buildings were originally constructed in 1872. An information [...]

Wauchope Hotel and Roadhouse

This historic pub dates back to the 1930s, when Wolfram was mined nearby. Today Wauchope Hotel provides comfortable cabins or caravan park accommodation, food and refreshments for travellers who want to experience the hospitality for which the outback is famous. Wauchope Hotel and Roadhouse is also the closest accommodation to the Karlu Karlu / Devils [...]

Bluestone Motor Inn

Bluestone Motor Inn is a family owned motel located in the heart of Tennant Creek. The motel is a great choice of accommodation in Tennant Creek, particularly for those who are travelling between Darwin and Alice Springs. Offering 65 rooms, the motor inn aims to provide a comfortable and relaxed away from home experience through [...]

The Borella Ride

In 1915, Albert Borella journeyed through 1,000 kilometres of Northern Territory’s outback from Tennant Creek to Darwin to enlist in World War I. He fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front; was wounded, commissioned on the battlefield, and was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest honour for valour in combat. 100 years later, in February [...]

Bootleggers Bar and Grill

Bootleggers is foremost a family friendly restaurant and a great place to dine after a busy day spent exploring Tennant Creek. Conveniently located in the middle of town right on the main street. The menu is ‘Aussie cuisine with a twist’, all the usual fare you would expect in an outback pub, with the addition [...]

Winanjjikari Music Centre

‘Winanjjikari’ in Warumungu language means – ‘Singing for Belonging’. The Winanjjikari Music Centre offers a profound cultural exchange with authentic, traditional Aboriginal people. You’re welcome to come and see the daily life of the musicians, have a chat with them and even join in a song. Witness the gentle humour and the laconic nature of [...]

Goldfields Hotel Motel

The Goldfields Hotel Motel is centrally located, offering you the convenience of close by shopping, a post office and banking. Within the complex, are two pubs, a dining room and bottle shop, all open seven days a week (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). Offering some of the best value in town and newly refurbished [...]

Brunette Downs Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana

View amazing skills between man and horse, and experience the true outback. The Brunette Downs Campdraft, Rodeo and Campdraft attracts jackaroos, jillaroos and novice’s from all around the area, to attend this entertaining and fun weekend. Activities during the day range from barrel races to flag races, calf scruffing to station buckjumping, teams relay campdrafting [...]

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