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National Parks & Reserves

From giant boulders to small birds, from grassy plains to hidden waterholes, there is so much to see in the National Parks, Conservation Reserves and Historical Reserves of the Barkly region.

When driving along the Stuart Highway north of Wauchope you can't help but be amazed by Karlu Karlu / The Devils Marbles; even from the road. A stop here really is worthwhile. Wander amongst the giant stones.  Find out about their sacred significance to local Aboriginal people.

Some of the other sites along the Stuart Highway have a more recent history. The Telegraph Stations at Barrow Creek and Tennant Creek helped connect Australia to Britain in1872.  A darker history is recognised at Attack Creek.

If you want to get off the beaten track, spend some time at The Old Police Station Waterhole in the Davenport Ranges.  Its a great place to camp, settle in and enjoy the wildlife. For a completely different nature experience, head to Connells Lagoon just north of Alexandria Station on the old Ranken Stock Road. A Parks and Wildlife survey of the Reserve found 9 mammal species, 19 reptile and 53 bird species, and 189 different plant species. And you prbably won't see another human while you're there!

 

Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The small Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve, approximately 212 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway, commemorates the discovery of the centre of ... show more

Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Located 640 kilometres south of Darwin and approximately 35 kilometres south of Dunmurra, is Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve. This heritage-listed att... show more

Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

Attractions
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Visit Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, once a remote refuge and supply point for travellers and an important part of the colonial telegraph system. Take the self-guided w... show more

Karlu Karlu/ Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Discover ancient formations that seem to have dropped from the wide blue skies of the Barkly Tablelands. Wander around the Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles, huge granite boulde... show more

Kunjarra/ The Pebbles

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Kunjarra/The Pebbles is an outcrop of mysterious granite boulders located 11 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. Known to the Warumungu Aboriginal people as Kunjarra, The ... show more

Attack Creek Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The Attack Creek Memorial is situated on the Attack Creek Historical Reserve, located on the Stuart Highway 74 kilometres north of Tennant Creek.The memorial recalls that... show more

Iytwelepenty/ Davenport Ranges National Park

National Parks
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
A place of quiet beauty, the Davenport Ranges National Park (Iytwellepenty) encompasses 1,120 square kilometres of the Davenport Range, North- East of Alice Springs.The p... show more

Tingkkarli (Lake Mary Ann)

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Tingkkarli/Lake Mary Ann is a cool oasis, located five kilometres north of Tennant Creek. This man-made lake was created to provide a water supply for the local town of T... show more

Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

Attractions
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
A beautifully restored Barrow Creek Telegraph Station is located in Barrow Creek, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Forster ranges. This historical reserve is o... show more

Native Gap Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Native Gap Conservation Reserve is a sacred site to Arrernte and Anmatyerr Aboriginal people. It also stands as a memorial to the Overland Telegraph Line, which was const... show more

Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve, situated in the heart of the Barkly Tablelands, is a haven for native wildlife, and is the only reserve in Australia established pri... show more

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