Karlu Karlu/ Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

Tennant Creek Barkly Region Natural Attractions

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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 boulders, some precariously balanced and defying gravity, which are scattered across a wide, shallow valley, 95 kilometres south of Tennant Creek.

The Devils Marbles are a sacred site known as Karlu Karlu in the language of the traditional owners the Warumungu people. Formed over millions of years, they continue to crack and erode making for a unique view each time you visit.

Take your time to explore the region's most famous landmark. Follow the walkways and find out via the information boards how the granite formations have withstood the eroding forces of wind and rain, unlike the surrounding sandstone. The fascinating geological marvel can be explored through a short self-guided walking trail and interpretive signage.

The Karlu Karlu/ Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve offers a scenic bush camping area with fireplaces. Stay the night to ensure you're there at sunset, the most dramatic time to experience these impressive formations.

Spend the night at Karlu Karlu-Devil's Marbles Campground or Overflow Campground This structured campground is suitable for all styles of camping from tents to caravans. Camping here is a unique experience, you can sit and watch the sunrise or sunset light up the boulders with spectacular colour. Facilities include toilets, communal fire pits and sheltered picnic tables. No mobile coverage, however there is a WiFi hotspot in the day use area, located a short walk/drive away. Please only climb the boulders at the designated Nyanjiki Lookout Walk. Make sure you book your site online.


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Map & Directions

Stuart Highway, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860 Australia


Just 100km South of Tennant Creek, sitting right beside the Stuart Highway, it is well sign-posted and can be seen from the road.

Phone 89 518 250


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