Barkly Region

Barkly Region

Barkly Region - Northern Territory

A road trip through the Northern Territory's Barkly region will take you on a path of discovery long held dear to many a traveller along this stretch of highway. Golden, grassy plains swaying beneath endless blue skies are the embodiment of true outback Australia, an ambience that will not be lost on those who travel this track. The awesome sight of massive granite boulders as you approach the Devils Marbles, its traditional name is Karlu Karlu, will be embedded in your memory for a long time to come.

One of the most significant drawcards for the Barkly region is the earlier mining town of Tennant Creek sitting right at the very heart of it all. Visit Battery Mining Centre for a first hand account on the difficulty of obtaining gold in this prosperous area, many years ago. Veer off the well worn track for a much needed rest from the weary road and visit the beautiful Davenport Ranges, east of the Stuart Highway. You can even camp at one of the basic campsites and watch water birds glide in for some relief from the heat at one of the many large waterholes.

The Tennant Creek Overland Telegraph Station is 11 kilometres north of the township where it plays host to an incredibly triumphant story of early Australian communication or for some respite from the suns rays take a detour to Lake Mary Ann, 7 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. Enjoy a relaxing picnic on the lush, green grass under the prolific, shady trees surrounding the lake. The Barkly region is a stunning way to explore the nature of this bountiful, unspoilt country.

Barkly Region Towns

Barkly Region

Barkly Region