Hit the road for Tennant Creek
Enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast before you hit the road again. Tennant Creek is just over an hour’s drive away. Tennant Creek has a rich gold mining and cattle droving history and has been shaped by its strong Aboriginal culture. It's a town that truly represents the real outback Australia. Apart from there being lots to learn about the Central Australian town, there is also plenty to see and do.
Step back in time to the gold rush
If you're feeling lucky, Battery Hill Mining Centre is the place you want to go, where you can noodle for your own gold. Learn about the outback gold rush of the 1930’s and get a glimpse of what it was like living in Tennant Creek during the era.
Check out the world-class minerals display and the museum display ‘Freedom, Fortitude and Flies', which looks at social life at the goldfields throughout that time. Join an underground mining tour where you'll get to see the machinery in action, as well as the Gold Stamp Battery, which has been fully restored and operates during tours. You can also check out the Borella Exhibit and learn the story of Albert Borella, the NT’s only Victoria Cross recipient.
Lunch by the lake
Relax with lunch today down at the popular man-made lake, Tingkkarli/Lake Mary Ann. This spot is a cool oasis 5 kilometres north of Tennant Creek and provides a great area for swimming or canoeing. If you're feeling active, check out one of the walking paths around the lake, one of which winds its way through the beautiful Honeymoon Ranges.
Take a drive to the historical Telegraph Station
Drop into one of the local bakeries or cafés for breakfast before making your way to the Tennant Creek Telegraph Station. The historic building played a significant role in the late 1800’s when the Overland Telegraph Line was being constructed, and provided a refuge for linesman and travellers alike from the harsh surrounds. If you want to explore inside the historic buildings make sure you ask for the key from the Battery Hill Mining Centre.
Take your pick for tonight's rest and dinner
Check into your accommodation and wind down for the evening. There are plenty of accommodation options to pick from, including motel style rooms, cabins and caravan parks.
For dinner there’s plenty of options, including tasty Asian menus, pizzas, meet up with locals at the Sporties or Memo Clubs, or cook up a BBQ under the stars.