Alice Springs & Tennants Creek Attractions - Tennant Creek, NT

Alice Springs & Tennants Creek Attractions

Principal features of this region include Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve, Ryan Well Historical Reserve, Dulcie Range, Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve, Nobles, Stuart’s Memorial, Warrego Mine, Attack Creek Historical Reserve and Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

The 240,000 square kilometre Barkley Tableland is the main geographical feature as it slopes down to the edge of the Tanami Desert.The table lands were named in 1861 by explorer William Landsborough whilst he was searching for missing explorers, Burke and Wills, who disappeared on their trans-Australia crossing from north to south. Burke and Wills were found dead near Innamincka, marking the end of a story of heroism and extraordinary tragedy arising from a simple mistiming.


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Features

Attractions
A must-see in this region is the massive granite boulders, piled one upon the other in the last stage of the weathering process of a single 1,500 million year-old granite outcrop, known as Devil’s Marbles.

The Tanami is characterised by sandy and tufted spinifex and stretches from Tennant Creek to the Western Australian border and beyond. In the 1930s, gold lured hearty souls into this inhospitable place, and mines still operate here.

Location

Tennant Creek, NT, 860