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Tennant Creek & Barkly Region

Map showing the Tennant Creek and Barkly region in the NT

Take a trip to the real Australia, a vast land of brilliant blue skies and boundless horizons broken by kangaroos darting across the highway, remote pubs, ancient rock art and outback characters.

Break your journey along the Stuart Highway at Tennant Creek and the Barkly Tablelands, known for its million-acre cattle stations, gold mining heritage, iconic rock formations and Aboriginal culture. This is genuine Outback Australia.

Top 10 region awarded to The Red Centre, Australia. Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019

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A lot of people take the #DevilsMarbles for granite, but we think they're marble-ous! 😜 A drive through our country’s heart is definitely a must for every Aussie, especially with so many amazing stops along the way. Karlu Karlu, as the boulders are called by the traditional owners, were in fact formed naturally, slowly eroding over millions of years into their strange and sometimes gravity-defying shapes. Follow the walkways and read how the granite formations have withstood the forces of wind and rain, unlike the surrounding sandstone. These geological wonders are located just one hour from #TennantCreek. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@kendallbaggerly.  ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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We hope our posts allow you to take a break and dream about the places you will be able to explore in the future...cue, the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu)! ​ ​These piles of huge, and some not so huge, granite boulders can be found strewn across a wide valley, 100 kilometres south of #TennantCreek. Sunrise and sunset are magical, when the sun drenches the outback landscape in a blanket of orange, red and yellow 💫 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @imlukemackenzie. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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A marble-ous view of the moon in @VisitCentralAus! These huge granite boulders, one of the NT's many geological wonders, can be found scattered across a wide valley, 100 kilometres south of #TennantCreek. The #DevilsMarbles or Karlu Karlu, as they’re called by the traditional owners, were formed naturally, slowly eroding over millions of years into their strange and sometimes gravity-defying shapes. Camp at the conservation reserve overnight to see the large boulders change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @imlukemackenzie! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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The star-studded line up is pretty impressive at the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu)! 🤩 These large granite boulders are located an hour south of #TennantCreek in the traditional country of the Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people. They call the Devils Marbles 'Karlu Karlu', which literally translates as ‘round boulders'. With no artificial light in the area to interfere, it's one of the best places in the world to stargaze. There are a number of camp sites within the conservation reserve if you'd like to sleep under the stars. Campers should be well equipped and carry their own water. Alternatively, you'll find the Devils Marbles Hotel just nine kilometres down the road! ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @mitch.toft. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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We definitely don’t take for granted, or should we say ‘granite’ the fact that we have the unbelievable #DevilsMarbles in the Northern Territory. Karlu Karlu, as they’re called by the traditional owners, were formed naturally, slowly eroding over millions of years into their strange and sometimes gravity-defying shapes. Follow the walkways and find out via the information boards how the granite formations have withstood the forces of wind and rain, unlike the surrounding sandstone. These geological wonders are located just an hour drive from #TennantCreek. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @amyrcooper. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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