Tennant Creek & Surrounds
The Attack Creek Memorial is situated on the Attack Creek Historical Reserve, located on the Stuart Highway 74 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. The memorial recalls that 'On 25 June 1860 John McDouall Stuart and his two companions William Kekwick and Benjamin Head reached Attack Creek the most northerly point of that expedition. Hostile natives and illness forced the party to return'. A short walk down the creek from the monument you can see where the old Stuart Highway once ran to the east of the current road.
‘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 these deep-spirited people. Hear live contemporary music performed by Aboriginal musicians. Their songs tell of stories of the land and the people, with songs sung in traditional languages and some in English. Visit the recording studio, which is managed and operated by Aboriginal musicians, and
The small Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve, approximately 212 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway, commemorates the discovery of the centre of Australia by explorer John McDouall Stuart in 1860. Overnight camping is permitted and water is available. Stop a while and stretch your legs at the rest area affording panoramic views. Central Mount Stuart is the approximate geographical centre of Australia. Stuart initially named it Central Mount Sturt after his companion explorer Charles Sturt, whose expedition he was part of in 1844. Later it became known as Central Mount Stuart on John McDouall Stuart's return to