Tennant Creek Northern Territory
Tennant Creek allows visitors to step back in time to the early 20th Century and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of the gold rush in Australia. At the Battery Hill Mining Centre, activities such as gold panning and underground mine tours will give you a first-hand experience of this fascinating past.
A must-see is the Telegraph Station, which in 1872 sprawled from Adelaide to Darwin and beyond with 3600 kilometres of overland cables. The station was once a rest-stop for weary travellers passing through the area until the 1930’s. South of Tennant Creek is the eerie boulders known as the Devils Marbles - a visit to the Nyinkka Nyunyu Culture Centre is a good opportunity to learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of the boulders to the local Warumungu community. Other highlights surrounding Tennant Creek include the small Aboriginal village Ti Tree and Australia’s UFO capital Wycliffe Well.