Tennant Creek & Surrounds
Discover ancient formations that seem to have dropped from the wide blue skies of the Barkly Tablelands. Wander around the Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles, huge granite boulders, some precariously balanced and defying gravity, which are scattered across a wide, shallow valley, 95 kilometres south of Tennant Creek. The Devils Marbles are a sacred site known as Karlu Karlu in the language of the traditional owners the Warumungu people. Formed over millions of years, they continue to crack and erode making for a unique view each time you visit. Take your time to explore the region's most famous landmark. Follow the walkways
Take an epic journey on the Northern Territory’s newest four-wheel drive route, the Binns Track. Running from Mount Dare on the South Australian border to the township of Timber Creek, the track covers 2,191 kilometres and winds through many of the Northern Territory’s lesser-known nature reserves and national parks. You’ll pass through the outback towns of Alice Springs and Tennant Creek and traverse some of the Northern Territory’s most interesting landscapes in the western Simpson Desert, East MacDonnell Ranges, Davenport Ranges National Park and Gregory National Park.
Built in 1872, it is easy to underestimate the significance of the once remote Tennant Creek Telegraph Station. Early travellers welcomed the refuge from the harsh and unforgiving surroundings they had travelled through. Weary linesmen slumped on the cool veranda escaping the heat of the day. Imagine the excitement caused by an approaching camel train and travellers bringing news and letters for the lonely inhabitants. The discovery of gold by a linesman in 1925 quickly led to the establishment of the present Tennant Creek township. By 1935 a post office was opened which quickly led to the closure of the