Destinationsin Tennant Creek & Barkly Region
Stop off in the real Outback on a trip from Darwin to Alice Springs. Discover the gold mining history, Aboriginal culture and rich desert landscapes.
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 strong Aboriginal culture. This vast land of brilliant blue skies, boundless horizons and plains of golden grasses dissects the Territory between Alice Springs and Darwin and is genuine Outback Australia.
Tennant Creek is a charming town with historic roots in the Overland Telegraph Line, the gold rush and long, dusty cattle routes. Drive through the Davenport Range National Park and visit permanent waterholes, teeming with native waterbirds. Experience the culture of local Warumungu people at the Nyinkka Nyunyu Cultural Centre before taking a trip out to the glowing Devils Marbles in the day’s last light.