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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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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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The #DevilsMarbles are one of the most impressive places in the world to stargaze. With no artificial light in the area to interfere, the night skies are unbelievably bright here 🌟 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'. The only accommodation in the conservation reserve is bush camping 🏕️ Campers should be well equipped and carry their own water. Alternatively, you'll find the Devils Marbles Hotel nine kilometres down the road 👍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @we_who_roam! #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 in fact 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, @mwjhvisuals! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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What a marble-ous sight! 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. Stay overnight at the nearby campground to see the large boulders change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @savvy_social!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Camping under the stars... it doesn't get much more outback than this! With no artificial light in many parts of the NT to interfere, our night skies are unbelievably bright 🌟 Without a doubt one of the best spots for star-gazing are the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu). These natural large granite boulders are located an hour south of #TennantCreek in the traditional country of the Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people. If you're driving along the Stuart Highway from either Darwin or Alice Springs, it's well worth staying a night in the nearby campground - that way you can get the full experience... sunrise, sunset and THIS 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @mooski_adventures!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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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, @carmenhuter! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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The #DevilsMarbles are one of the most impressive places in the world to stargaze. With no artificial light in the Aussie outback to interfere, the night skies are unbelievably bright 🌟 These large granite boulder 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'. The only accommodation in the conservation reserve is a simple camping area with fireplaces - campers should be well equipped and carry their own fuel and water. Alternatively, there's a small hotel nine kilometres down the road 👍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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We're losing our marbles over this gorgeous #sunset captured by @melissafindley at the #DevilsMarbles! These huge granite boulders, one of the NT's many geological wonders, can be found scattered across a wide valley, 100 kilometres from #TennantCreek. Karlu Karlu, as they’re 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 find out via the information boards how the granite formations have withstood the forces of wind and rain, unlike the surrounding sandstone.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Melissa! #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, @parky.au!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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