Destination - Tennant Creek and Katherine & Surrounds

About this Destination:

The Barkly Region is located between Alice Springs and Katherine with Tennant Creek at its centre. The region stretches from the old Telegraph Station at Barrow Creek in the south, to the historical droving township of Newcastle Waters in the north, and east to the Queensland border. The traditional owners of the land surrounding Tennant Creek are the Warumungu people. You can experience their culture and hear about their stories at the Nyinkka Nyunyu cultural centre, situated in Tennant Creek. You can camp out at the Karlu Karlu Devlis Marbles and see the marbles glow red and change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Enjoy a walk or a hike in the Davenport Range National Park, or get adventurous with self-drive touring across the Barkly Tablelands.

The Katherine region is where the outback meets the tropics, stretching from the Gulf of Carpentaria near the Queensland border towards the Kimberley in the west. The region is full of gorges, waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures where you can experience fun and adventure through driving, fishing, camping, kayaking and trekking. See the mighty Katherine River flowing through Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park), go camping in the Elsey and Gregory National Parks, or fishing in the Daly River. Or you can visit the Never Never Museum and learn the customs of the local Mangarayi and Yangman people.


Day-21: Tuesday 1st May 2018. Overnight in Tennant Creek

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Visit Devils Marbels on the way to Tennant Creek

Accommodation at Renner Springs Desert Inn north of Tennant Creek 


Day-22: Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Overnight in Mataranka

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Accommodation at Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort next to the famous Mataranka Hot Springs


Day-23: Thursday 3rd May 2018. Overnight in Katherine

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Accommodation confirmed for Katherine River Lodge Motel with dinner at Barrel & Cruise Bistro


Day-24: Friday 4th May 2018. Overnight in Katherine


Visit Katherine Hot Springs today

Accommodation confirmed for Katherine River Lodge Motel