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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.

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We're losing our marbles over this photo! 😜 Formed by erosion over millions of years, the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) are made of granite, which surfaces like an island in the desert. They vary in size, from 50 centimetres up to six metres across. They continue to crack and erode today, creating an ever-changing landscape, only an hour south of #TennantCreek! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @susan_segal_photography! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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The balancing act that took 1.5 billion years to perfect 👌 We're talking about the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) of course! These granite boulders, all varying in size, are scattered across a valley about an hour south of #TennantCreek. You'll find yourself doing a double take as you make your way along the Stuart Highway and glimpse these giant marbles seemingly defying gravity. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @mitchells_misadventures! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Just a pile of rocks? No way, the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) are so much more! Travellers on the Stuart Highway (the main road connecting #Darwin and #AliceSprings) can expect to see a range of the Territory's amazing natural landscapes, including these gigantic granite boulders scattered across a valley an hour south of #TennantCreek. There's a bush campground and several walking trails to check out so you can stay and witness these geological wonders at sunrise and sunset 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @cleocohen! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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We're losing our marbles over this unique perspective of the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu)! This collection of massive granite boulders can be found scattered across a valley an hour south of #TennantCreek. Standing up to 6 metres high and formed over millions of years, they continue to crack and change. You can learn about the ancient aboriginal beliefs surrounding this geological marvel on the walking trails around the reserve. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @anaantonovna! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Can we all just take a second to appreciate how magnificent this view is? 🙌 While the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) can sometimes be overlooked in favour of the NT's more well-known rock formations such as Uluru or Kata Tjuta, we guarantee you'll be in awe of these gigantic granite boulders an hour south of #TennantCreek. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @anaantonovna! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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The Northern Territory is full of the unexpected and one place that definitely fits that description is the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu). These huge granite boulders, some precariously balanced and defying gravity, are scattered across a wide valley an hour south of #TennantCreek. There's a bush camping area where you can stay overnight and witness the best times to view this unique natural wonder: sunrise and sunset! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @laurenepbath. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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If you're not planning a stop at the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu), you must have rocks in your head! Travellers along the Stuart Highway can expect to see a diverse range of NT landscapes, including these unique gigantic boulders scattered across a valley an hour south of #TennantCreek. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @idoiasansa!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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You'll be bowled over by the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu), a unique stop along the Stuart Highway, only an hour south of #TennantCreek. Karlu Karlu translates to 'round boulders', a name shared by the traditional owners of the area. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @pauline_matt!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Marvel, or should we say marble, at these geological wonders scattered across a valley an hour south of #TennantCreek. Formed by erosion over millions of years, the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) are made of granite and vary in size from 50 centimetres up to 6 metres wide. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @planet_pixels!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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