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Attractions

Driving through ‘The Barkly’? Allow plenty of time for some of the varied attractions spread across the region.

No matter where you’re heading make sure you stop in Tennant Creek. At Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Cultural Centre you can delve in to the rich cultural heritage of the Warumungu people who have lived in the region for thousands of years. Take one of the tours with local legend Jerry Kerry.

For a more recent perspective on local history, the Battery Hill Mining Centre is a ‘must-see’. Gold was discovered just north of the town in 1926. The gold rush of 1932 helped build the town, and by 1935 the population grew to over six hundred. The mining centre has daily underground tours and a museum profiling life during the era and other artefacts relating to the town’s mining history.

More local history can be found at Tuxworth-Fullwood House, home of the Tennant Creek National Trust. The building was an Australian Army camp hospital during WWII and later housed the outpatients department.

Beyond the town the Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, built in 1872, provides an insight to the Overland Telegraph that connected Australia to the outside world. From here it is a short drive to Kunjarra / The Pebbles, a fascinating granite formation and sacred site for the Warumungu people.

Newcastle Waters Historic Township

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Newcastle Waters is a ghost town that attracts large flocks of water birds after rain. Explore the remains of the 1960s buildings.Newcastle Waters has a rich, vibrant his... show more

Bill Allen Lookout

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
For sweeping 360-degree panoramic views of Tennant Creek and this unique, Central Australian district, make a stop at Bill Allen Lookout, named after a well known local i... show more

Jajjikari Cafe

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Tennant Creek NT
The Jajjikari Café is a thriving café which is located at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Cultural Centre. With a high quality, al la carte menu, the café can cater for your n... show more

Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve

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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

Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

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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

Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre was officially opened in June 2008 in Ali Curung, Northern Territory. Ali Curung has a small population of 500 people. The art centre operate... show more

Battery Hill Mining Centre

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Tennant Creek's unique gold mining history is brought to life. Heritage equipment and vehicles in the grounds. Three Museum exhibits - Social History, Borella ANZAC story... show more

Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

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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

Attack Creek Historical Reserve

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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

Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Nyinkka Nyunyu (pronounced ny-ink-a ny-oo ny-oo) is a fascinating and unique art, culture and interpretive centre, which offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Ab... show more

Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre is your one stop shop for information on Tennant Creek and the Barkly region. Offering a range of information about accomm... show more

Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve

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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
Jones Store

Jones Store

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region 0871
Museum depicting life of the outback drover in one of the oldest structures in historic Newcastle Waters. show more

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