Tennant Creek and Surrounds

Tennant Creek and Surrounds sits on the Explorer’s Way, 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs and 1000 kilometres south of Darwin.

Tennant Creek is home to a number of sacred sites belonging to the traditional land owners, the Warumungu people, including the region’s most famous landmark, the Devils Marbles, about 100 kilometres south of the town.

Visit the Nyinkka Nyunyu Culture Centre, an award-winning aboriginal attraction that showcases the people’s stories and art, or capture the gold mining history at sites around the town such as the Battery Hill Mining Centre.

Just east toward the Queensland border lies the Barkly Tablelands, renowned for some of the most important cattle grazing areas in the Northern Territory. Enjoy one of the beautiful camping sites or discover Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve.

Travel south to view the ruggedly beautiful landscape, wander through the Davenport Range National Park or stop in at Barrow Creek or Wycliffe Well.

North towards Katherine lies the Banka Banka Station, the first operational cattle lease in this region or visit Renner Springs, the original medical post for the workers constructing the Overland Telegraph Line in the 1870s.

Visit Elliott, the regions second largest town developed during World War II or explore Lake Woods nearby, a haven for many bird species.

Visit Tennant Creek and Surrounds for some of Australia’s natural wonders and gold rush history.

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Pictured Top; Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve (Karlu Karlu) Credit: Tourism NT.
Pictured below; Frew River waterholes, Davenport Ranges, Credit: Tourism NT.

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