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Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles

Scoprite le formazioni rocciose tondeggianti di Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles, che secondo l’interpretazione della popolazione aborigena locale dei Warmungu, rappresentano le uova fossilizzate del Serpente Arcobaleno, figura centrale nella mitologia del Dreamtime.

I Devils Marbles sono un insieme di giganteschi massi tondeggianti di granito sparsi su una valle stepposa a circa 100 km a sud di Tennant Creek. Arrivano fino a 6 metri d’altezza e si sono formati nel corso di milioni di anni. Continuano la loro evoluzione oggi, cambiando e crepandosi.

Miti ancestrali

Scoprite gli ancestrali miti aborigeni che circondano questo spettacolo geologico attraverso una breve passeggiata intorno ai massi stessi.

I pannelli esplicativi narrano la storia del Dreamtime, legata a queste formazioni rocciose, dette “Karlu Karlu”, i quali, per la popolazione aborigena dei Warmungu rappresentano le uova fossilizzate del Serpente Arcobaleno.

Fantastici all’alba ed al tramonto

Accampatevi nella riserva di Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles per rimanere sbalorditi dai colori che questi massi assumono all’alba ed al tramonto, veramente spettacolari. Paradiso per i fotografi.

  • Informazioni

    Opening times

    Camere

    Costo d’ingresso

    Ingresso gratuito

    Strutture

    • Barbeque
    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Carpark
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet

    Attività

    • Camping
    • Walks
  • Mappa

    Mappa

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  • FAQs

    Can Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles be done as a day trip?

    Karlu Karlu is a perfect day trip from Tennant Creek.

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    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    Karlu Karlu is free and you won't need a permit. If you wish to camp on site, there's a small charge which can be paid via an honesty system.

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    How do I get around Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    Once there, the best way to see Karlu Karlu is by foot. There are no official walks, so take one or more of the informal self-guided tracks. Remember that the local Aboriginal community ask you to refrain from climbing on the boulders.

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    How do I get to Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    Karlu Karlu (The Devils Marbles) is one hour south of Tennant Creek by car (96 km). There are also companies that run tours over multiple days from Alice Springs or Darwin that include a visit to Karlu Karlu.

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    How far is Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles from the closest town?

    The closest town to Karlu Karlu (The Devils Marbles) is Tennant Creek, which is one hour north (96 km), while Alice Springs is 4.5 hours south (403 km).

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    What are the major attractions at Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    Tourists and travellers to Karlu Karlu are frequently surprised by just how many different rock formations there are! Make sure you have enough time to explore the whole area.

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    What should I bring with me to Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    Bring plenty of drinking water, a hat, sun-safe clothing and sunscreen. There is free wi-fi access at the site, so bring a camera and share your photos online.

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    When is the best time to visit Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    The climate around Karlu Karlu boasts blue skies for most of the year, so you can explore the region at any time, regardless of the season.

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    Where should I go next from Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles?

    Heading south from Karlu Karlu gives you the perfect opportunity to check out the Red Centre, including Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the West MacDonnell Ranges. If your appetite for ancient rock formations is strong, don't miss Kunjarra (The Pebbles), which is less than an hour south of Karlu Karlu.

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