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Devils Marbles or Karlu Karlu Wauchope

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Devils Marbles or Karlu Karlu
Tennant Creek
Wauchope
NT
0860
Tel: 1800 500 879

Where are we going today?

The Devils Marbles are known as Karlu Karlu in all four local Aboriginal languages. This remarkable site is a sacred place to Aboriginal traditional owners.

An enigmatic place of breathtaking scenic beauty, the precarious piles of huge granite boulders wide open skies and golden sunlight make Karlu Karlu an unforgettable place to visit.

Traditional Owners maintain their responsibilities for the site, an unbroken tradition that has continued since creation time. In a historic ceremony held here on the 27th October 2008 ownership of the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve was officially given back to the site’s Traditional Owners.

An easy short (15 minutes return) self guided walk commences from the carpark on the western side of the road (the day use area) with signs explaining the formation of the 'marbles'. Visitors can wander around the site along a network of informal walking tracks.

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When can we go?

Year round access available.

Any Top Tips?

Free Ranger guided activities are provided in this Park between June and July each year..

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    It is, quite literally, a bunch of rocks in the middle of nowhere. But it is absolutely worth seeing. The Devils Marbles (or Karlu Karlu) is a region where exposed granite has eroded away to leave impossible large boulders perched atop one another. It is an important site for indigenous people as a place of gathering, and considered to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. To really appreciate the view, see them at dawn or sunset. Or both, by camping overnight at the small campsite maintained by NT parks and wildlife. There are toilets and fire pits,...Read More

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    1.7 Billion year old Granite outcropping OR Eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. Whatever your beliefs 1800 Hectares of outanding and mindboggling Geology (Rocks). Mindblowing Rocks, great photos, beautiful nature. Basic Campground with toilets and firepits. Bring you own firewood and water. NO Generators or Dogs.

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by Pat Fogarty

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It is, quite literally, a bunch of rocks in the middle of nowhere. But it is absolutely worth seeing. The Devils Marbles (or Karlu Karlu) is a region where exposed granite has eroded away to leave impossible large boulders perched atop one another. It is an important site for indigenous people as a place of gathering, and considered to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. To really appreciate the view, see them at dawn or sunset. Or both, by camping overnight at the small campsite maintained by NT parks and wildlife. There are toilets and fire pits, but not much else - bring your own firewood, as you shouldn't gather any wood from the conservation area.

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