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|AliceSprings Desert Park: A spectacular showcase ofCentral Australia's flora & fauna|
Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre
Our Centre is a fully owned and operated Aboriginal enterprise,established by Pwerte Marnte Marnte Aboriginal Corporation, A Southern ArrernteTribal group. Why not come and share our culture today. French and GermanTranslation Service
Adelaide House Museum
Situated in the Todd Mall adjacent to the John Flynn Memorial ChurchAdelaide House was built as the first hospital in Central Australia.
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Alice Springs Desert Park showcases the landscapes, animals andplants of Australia's deserts and their traditional use and management byAboriginal people.
Alice Springs School of the Air
Listen to a live broadcast of day to day classes and see the children'swork and hobbies. View an informative video of the history of the School of theAir.
Anzac Hill Memorial
A superb view of Alice Springs and the surrounding ranges. Sunrise andsunset are especially beautiful when the hills are fired up under a golden glow.Drive up by turning off the Stuart Highway or just walk up via the Lions Walk onWills Tce.
For the best view in town. Walk it before breakfast. The most visitedlandmark in Alice Springs, Anzac Hill is an excellent place to get yourbearings. You can look over the town down to the MacDonnell Rangers in thesouth.
Araluen Arts and EntertainmentTel: +61 8 8953 3111
It's galleries, craft studios and theatre presents a showcase for the vibrantartistic community of Alice Springs. Araluen is home to a 500-seat theatre andimportant galleries that feature Albert Namatjira and other Central AustralianAboriginal artists.
Billy Goat Hill
In the early days of Alice Springs goat herds were kept in yards at thebase of this hill and allowed to roam across it. Hence the name Billy Goat Hill.
Central Australian Bushwalkers
There is an informal group of bushwalkers, visitors arewelcome. A Schedule of walks is released and available at most touristinformation centres
74 Palm Circuit, Alice Springs NT 0870
P.O. Box 2110, Alice, Springs NT 0871
Tel: +61 8 8952 2111
Freecall: 1800 669 111
The Date Gardens is an oasis in the Desert. Savour the fruit, enjoy afreshly ground coffee & learn the history of this ancient fruit. Australia'soldest date plantation, The Date Garden continues to produce juicy dates you cansample in ice-cream and muffins, or au naturel.
Larapinta Drv AliceSprings NT 870
This is the final resting place of Rev. John Flynn. Flynn was the founderof the Royal Flying Doctors Service which services the outback areas ofAustralia. The origins of the RFDS started in Cloncurry in northern Queensland.The ashes of Mrs Flynn share this monument with her husband
Frontier Camel Farm
Short rides, visitors can explore the Camel Museum and discover theexciting range of camel souvenirs in the Camel Shop. Guided tours at 10.30am 2pmdaily peak season, and 10.30am daily low season.
Old Hartley Street School
This building is of great social significance and was the first officialschool building in Alice Springs. The old school now houses the office of theNational Trust. At it's peak in 1950s, it catered for over 400 students and wasthe transmission point
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Wallace Rockhole and the many Aboriginal art and craft galleriesintroduce the visitor to some of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and traditions.
Has it all for the gambler. A fun place to rub shoulders with the locals,lively nightclubs and a variety of restaurants and cafes which offer acosmopolitan range of food and refreshments. Nestled at the foot of theMacDonnell Ranges, next to one of the best desert golf courses in the world.
Murray Cossons AustralianOutback Flights
30 Giles St, Alice Springs NT 870Tel: +61 8 8952 4625
Fax: +61 8 8952 4625
Mob: 0419 80 4386
Corporate Charters, Scenic Flights, Charter Flights, Day Tours
Museum, Central Australia
Enquiries +61 8 8951 5332
This world class tourist attraction features a cosmological earth display, adisplay of fossils and evolution, a display of contemporary Central Australianlife forms and an Aboriginal culture display.
Old Telegraph Station
Via an attractive walk along the Todd River from Alice Springs towncentre, or 3km by road, the Alice Springs Telegraph Reserve is the site of, andpreserves, the history of the first settlement in the area. It features theoriginal buildings furnished in period style, including equipment used on theoverland telegraph line which is still in working order
Old Timers Museum
The Old Timers Museum is a collection of memorabilia and artefactsillustrating the life and industry of pioneer settlement of Central Australia.
A unique 360degree oil painting of the surroundings of Alice Springs
Pitchi Richi Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, NT 0870
P.O. Box 8099, Alice Springs NT 0871
Tel: +61 8 8952 7161
Fax: +61 8 8952 2977
The National Road Transport Hall of Fame is Australia’s monument to thetrials & tribulations of yesterdays truck, truck operators & theirfamilies
Royal Flying Doctor Service
The living legend of the Outback has to be the Royal Flying DoctorService affectionately know as the RFDS, providing a "Mantle ofSafety" to all who live, work or travel the vastness of Central Australia.This base was established in 1939 and is still fully operational today. Open.Mon - Sat 9am to 4pm. Sun & Public Holidays 1pm to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day/ New Years Day
This is one of the closest and well known of the "Gaps" nearAlice, a popular place to visit. There are barbecues and picnic areas at the carpark which is only a short walk from the "Gap". Simpson's Gap is about17km from the town, making it an ideal destination for cyclists and walkers whomake their way along the bicycle path.
This tourist destination is privately owned by the local aboriginalpeople. This chasm is the result of erosion of soft rock which was formed in anarrow vein in the harder rock of the ranges. There are some points in the chasmwhere a person with their arms outstretched can touch both sides.
Strehlow Research Centre
This display exhibits some of the the culture of the Aranda, theAboriginal people of this area; their homelands, their association with a newEuropean community and with Ted Strehlow, a man who studied and recorded theirculture, who became their friend and their "ingkarta" or CeremonialChief.
Ted Egan Outback Show
Book:+61 8 8952 9952
Tall tales and outback songs. Monday to Thursday 8pm. The Settlers FunctionRoom. (Heavytree Gap Area Next to Pitchi Ritchi) Or just turn up onthe night. Quality Budget meals available prior to show (6pm)
'The Palace in the Alice' refers to the use of the Residency forthe Queen's visit to Alice Springs in 1963.
Central Australia's first and only winery. Sample the wines and theSunday afternoon Jazz.
Transport Heritage CentreAlice Springs
Norris Bell Ave AliceSprings NT 870
Goanna Eco Tours
12 Elsinore Crt AnulaNT 812
Crocodylus Wildlife Cruises
Shady Camp ArnhemNT 801
Kakadu Park Connections
Cooinda Lodge ArnhemNT 801
Batchelor Caravillage MiniGolf
Rum Jungle Rd BatchelorNT 845
McMillans Rd BerrimahNT 828
Knuckey Equestrian Village
105 Secrett Rd BerrimahNT 828
North Australian MotorSports Club
Hidden Valley RdBerrimah NT 828
Mob: 0417 829 378
Tumbling Waters Deer Park
Tumbling Waters Rd.
Tel: +618 8988 6255
Territory Wildlife Park
Cox Peninsula Rd BerrySprings NT 837
Fishing & OutdoorAdventures
Casuarina NT 800
Stokes Hill Wharf, The WharfPrecinct Darwin NT 800
Darwin Pearl Lugger Cruises
P.O. Box 4209 Darwin NT 835
Tel: +61 8 8942 3131
Arkaba House 13 The EsplanadeDarwin NT 800
East Point Military Museum
East Point Rd DarwinNT 800
Framed-The Darwin Gallery
Cnr Geranium St & StuartHwy Stuart Park NT 820
Doctors Gully Rd DarwinNT 801
Sea-Cat Ferries &Charters
P.O. Box 1552 Darwin NT 801
Tel: +61 8 8941 1991
These areas abound in wildlife and are a naturalist's delight. There aremany opportunities to discover unusual species of birds and flora if you justtake a walk.
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park
Butterfly Gorge is 17 kilometres past the Douglas Hot Springs turn offand the final few kilometres are for four-wheel drive only. The road is closedfor most of the wet season. The scenic park was named after the masses ofbutterflies that gather in the cool, shady crevices.
Crab Claw Island BeachResort
Bynoe Harbour DalyNT 822
This mighty and beautiful fresh water river is tidal. it is famed forlarge barramundi and even lager saltwater crocodiles. You can hire a boat for arelaxing spot of fishing or just wander a long the bank.
Daly River Crossing
This is a popular fishing and boating area that is renowned for it'sBarramundi. Swimming is not recommended due to the presence of saltwatercrocodiles.
Douglas Hot Springs
These hot springs are located on the scenic route just north of HayesCreek, 182 Kilometres from Katherine. These springs attract a variety ofwildlife, including flying foxes, bandicoot and other nocturnal animals.
The Fenton Airfield is just off Oolloo Road and was used by theAustralian and Americans during World war II. There is interpretative signs witha map to help you explore the ruins and aircraft graveyard.
The Wayside Inn is halfway between Katherine and Darwin and is thegateway to the Douglas/Daly area and the Daly River. The valley behind thewayside inn has a natural spring and was the site for World War II market.
These are areas abound in wildlife and a naturalist's delight. There aremany opportunities to discover unusual species of birds and flora if you take awalk.
The remains of the Jesuit Missionaries buildings
can be seen at Mango Farm. The ruins are over 100 years old and are afascinating insight into life at the time.
Merrepen Arts Centre
Located in the Nauiyu Nambiyu Community the centre displays andsells art and craft made by members of the Aboriginal community.
The Arches and the Waterhole
The Arches, located near Douglas/Daly Caravan Park are an amazing naturalformation that allows you to swim right through the archway into the Waterhole.The Waterhole features a sandy beach and gentle gradient to the water.
A popular fishing spot the Daly river. Locals say it offers greatBarramundi fishing in the early dry with Black Bream throughout the year.
Barranyi National Park
This national Park is located in the Sir Edward Pellew Group of islands,15 nautical miles form the McArthur River estuary. It is the site for nestingturtles and many birds use the island. activities to enjoy there include,fishing, bushwalking and birdwatching.
Permission to camp on pastoral properties and Aboriginal land isrequired.
The old police station, built in 1886, has been converted into a museum. Thereis a collection of artefacts, documents and photographs that detail Borroloola'sinteresting past, including the influence of the Macassa contacts in the earlierpart of this century.
Cape Crawford features the famous Heartbreak Hotel and lies at theintersection between the Carpentaria and the Tableland highways. The gateway tothe Gulf Country, it is worth stopping for a while and taking a breathtakingscenic flight over the Lost city in the Abner Rangers.
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve
A Bushwalkers delight. This newly declared reserve is just 46 kilometressouth of Borroloola in the Bukalara Range just off the Carpentaria Highway. NoPets!!
Over the Queensland Border, just 48 kilometres, is the Savannah Guidestation is an oasis for the visitor. With your Savannah Guide you can explorethe Macassan Coast, geological formations and Aboriginal art.
Facilities; Camping ground, caravan park, rooms, fuel and store. The Barwas built in the early 1900's and marks the supply route for the OverlandTelegraph Line.
The Roper River is a major waterway that supports a wide range of plantsand wildlife. The largest stand of Livistona Rigida palms in the worldgrows in the surrounding area. The Red Lily Lagoon is amazing with its manyvarieties of birds and hundreds of waterlilies.
The Savannah Guide Stations are dotted across the Gulf Savannah Regionfrom the Queensland coast to the Territory inland. The Savannah Guides consistof a highly trained network of professionals with an intimate knowledge of thisGulf environment.
This station straddles the border with Queensland, 258 kilometres southof Borroloola. It provides an opportunity for visitors to experience stationlife. all facilities are provided at the station's fully licensed wayside inn
Barramundi Fishing Park
Stuart Hwy HowardSprings NT 835
Mob: 017 863 468
Hot Spot Fishing Tours
P.O. Box 571 Howard Springs NT 835
Tel: +61 8 8983 2167
Jenny's Orchid Garden
10 Niel Crt HowardSprings NT 835
Didgeridoo Hut &Urrdudu (Emu) Farm
1 Arnhem Highway Humpty Doo NT.0836
P.O. Box 1248 Humpty Doo NT. 0836
Tel: +61 8 8988 4457
Mob: 0409 283 364
Aboriginal owned. Artists work on site. Didgeridoos, fine Art,Weaving, Carvings. Close to Darwin, Kakadu & Litchfield NationalParks. Photo of artist and Dreaming stories provided. Emu farm - hands on (optional!)
Graeme Gow's Reptile World
Arnhem Hwy Humpty DooNT 836
Spectacular JumpingCrocodile Cruise
Lot 1615 Arnhem Hwy HumptyDoo NT 836
Lord Of Kakadu Tours
14 McGorrery Pl JabiruNT 886
Lord's Kakadu & ArnhemLand Safaris
3 Tuckier Pl JabiruNT 886
Kakadu Gorge & WaterfallTours
P.O. Box 195 Jabiru NT 886
Tel: +61 8 8979 2025
Magela Cultural &Heritage Tours
15 Harden Cl JabiruNT 886
The KakaduNational Park
covers approximately 20, 000 square kilometres and consists ofmagnificent contrast between landforms and ecosystems. To drive to Kakadu youtravel "Nature's Way" the tourism loop that goes through the town of Pine Creek, to Kakaduand Jabiru and then on to Darwin. The name Kakadu comes form the Aboriginalfloodplain language, 'Gagudju' which was the major language spoken in the northern park area at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Kakadu Farm ArnhemNT 801
Kakadu Fishing Tours
P.O. Box 195 Jabiru NT 886
Tel: +61 8 8979 2025
Katch Kakadu Tours
P.O. Box 134 Jabiru NT 886
Mob: 0417 848 165
Lord Of Kakadu Tours
14 McGorrery Pl JabiruNT 886
Lord's Kakadu & ArnhemLand Safaris
3 Tuckier Pl JabiruNT 886
Cutta Cutta Caves
26 kilometres south of Katherine, Cutta Cutta Caves formed over 500million years ago and they are still growing today. They are the homes to theHorseshoe and Ghost Bats. Entrance to the caves is by Guided tours only.
Part of the Nitmiluk National Park, access is via the Stuart Highway. Itis 42 kilometres from Katherine and only 20 kilometres are sealed roads. It ison the edge of Arnhem Land.
Far Out Adventures
5 Rutt Crt KatherineNT 850
Flora River Nature Park
The turn off to this Park is 86 Kilometres south west of Katherine. Theriver is spring-fed and features crystal clear waterfalls. Activities include,Fishing (lures only), bush walking, photography, camping and birdwatching.
Framed The KatherineGallery
34 Katherine TceKatherine NT 850
P.O. Box 2072 Katherine NT 850
Tel: +61 8 8972 2224
Katherine Art Gallery
12 Katherine Tce, Katherine 0850Tel: +61 8 8971 1051
Fax: +61 8 8971 1050
Mob: 0417 830 477
Specialising in Didjeridoos, Aboriginal Art & Crafts. Katherine InternetConnection, coin operated public internet access open 9.00am - 6pm. There are anumber of Art Galleries in Katherine and they range from Non- aboriginal toTraditional Aboriginal art. There are also rock sculptures, murals and hand madequilts around the town.
Katherine Country Club
Pearce Street, Katherine. NT.
Tel: +61 8 8972 1276
"Let the good times roll" Superb Dining, Lunch or Dinner, Golf, Bowls,Tropical Beer Garden, Air-conditioned Club House, Pokies, Keno, TAB. Open10.00am - 12.00pm. Visitors Welcome.
Katherine Hot Springs
The Hot Springs are located a short 3 kilometres form the town centre, onthe Banks of the Katherine river. It is ideal for swimming in the spring fed,thermal creek. Restrictions; Dogs on leash only.
The River that flows through the centre of town is accessible at a numberof locations. You can also swim and fish and birdwatching too, aswell as canoeing. This is a great way to exercise and sightsee at the same time.
Katherine Swimming Pool
It's a great place to cool off after a day sightseeing. It is located onthe southern edge of town. there is also a kiosk and wading pool.
3km from post office, watch for signs
Tel:+61 8 8972 3945
Clyde Fenton's Aircraft. Open Nov-Feb Monday to Friday 10am-1pm. Mar-Oct Mondayto Friday 10am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm
Katherine Orchid Nursery
The Nursery is just 1 kilometre from Katherine ,in Stutterd Street. Tourshighlighting the wide range of varieties, and the propagation are availablethrough this tropical splendour of close to 25,000 plants
This is the original crossing for exploration, the site of the OverlandTelegraph Station and the settlement of Katherine. Great place for fishing andcooling off and even evening picnic's and only 5 km's from town.
Nitmiluk (Katherine) GorgeTours
Katherine GorgeKatherine NT 850
NT Rare Rocks
1809 Zimin Drive, Katherine, NT 0850Tel: +61 8 8971 0889
Collector's Specimens. The Rare Rock galleries houses specimens oflocal gemstones and unusual rocks are located on Zimin Drive. Some of the rocksare carved into pieces ranging from jewellery to display ornaments. Oresand gems from around the Territory are on display.
This house was the original Sidney Williams Army recreation hut. John Olive O'Keeffe later lived there. Olive was a nurse for Dr Clyde Fentonduring the 1930's and 1940's. The hut is now owned by the National Trust and isopen for visits weekdays, 1pm-3pm, May-September.
Overland Telegraph Pylons
Only 1km from Knott's Crossing is one of the original OverlandTelegraph pylons can be seen, a second one is located across the river.The Overland Telegraph Line played a vital role in communications in the historyof Katherine.
The station was built between 1924-1926, it is now a museum and isproperty of the National Trust and is open weekdays1pm-3pm May-September.
School of the Air
School of the air is the largest classroom in the world. Children onremote outback stations are given lessons by radio. The students are hundreds ofkilometres away and in some cases overseas. You can learn about education inremote areas and tours are available.
Tea roomsTel: +61 8 8972 1454
Devonshire Teas, Drovers Lunch, Homemade Ice-Cream, Cold Drinks. "Featuringhourly stories from the past"
Katherine Gorge Heli ToursTel: +61 8 8972 3150
Fax: +61 8 8971 0715
Scenic Flights in Nitmiluk Gorge. The Ultimate way to see the Gorge, KakaduScenic's also available. 7 Days, All year round subject to weather conditions.
Nitmiluk Visitor Centre
At the Centre you can learn more about the diverse National Park. Visitthe unique playground for children of all ages and discover the hiding places ofmany local species.
28 Doctors Gully RdsLarrakeyah NT 820
Cullen Bay Diving &Fishing Services
66 Marina Blv LarrakeyahNT 820
Spirit Of Darwin
60 Marina Blv LarrakeyahNT 820
LitchfieldNational Park, is a premier destination for visitors. The spectacular spring fedwaterfalls, monsoonal rainforests and safe swimming, make for an excellentholiday experience. There are numerous activities which include, four-wheeldriving, birdwatching, bushwalking, historic sites, swimming and lookouts. Therestrictions are NO PETS ALLOWED.
Mataranka is 106kilometres south of Katherine, the town is in the heart of Never Never country,because it is said that people that live in the area can never, never leave.Jeannie Gunn made the area famous with her book, We of the Never Never, in whichshe describes her experiences of living at nearbyElsey Station.
Large Barramundi are hand fed each day at the Territory Manor at 9.30amand 1.30pm.
Elsey Homestead Replica
This Replica Homestead is located at the Mataranka Homestead TouristResort. It was constructed for the film We of the Never Never and is anauthentic copy of the original hand hewn cypress pine homestead. The buildingdisplays historic information and artefacts.
Elsey National Park
The Spring fed Roper and Waterhouse rivers are incorporated into thispark. The attractions here are numerous. Walking trails lead visitors to deepwaterholes, to tufa falls and along pandanus fringed water courses and throughpalm forests. The entrance is 4 kilometres down the Mataranka Homestead road,and turn into John Hauser Drive.
Goran (Bitter Springs)
Located 2 km from Mataranka amongst palms and tropical woodlands are thetropical, spring fed thermal pool. it is an ideal place to relax and unwind,swim or bushwalk.
Visitors can either walk or canoe into this area along the palm fringedRoper River. Tuffa falls provide natural spas, delightful after the 4km walkfrom the 12 mile yards.
The homestead located near the Thermal Pools were once the residence ofthe former administrator of the Northern Territory, Dr. Gilruth. The homesteadwas established in 1916 as an experimental horse and sheep station. A shortstroll through a tropical forest will take you to the Thermal and Rainbow Pools.
Mataranka Thermal Pool
The Mataranka Springs were dedicated as a reserve in 1967 to ensure thepreservation of the thermal springs and the palm forest which has survived froman earlier age. The pool is a constant 34 degrees Celsius and flows from RainbowSprings at an amazing 30.5 million litres each day. Activities are bushwalkingand swimming.
The Never Never Museum
Located behind the Council Chambers in the centre of the town. The museumdisplays information on Aboriginal history, the North Australian Railway,Overland telegraph Line construction and World War II. The keys are availablefrom the Council Chambers reception desk.
The Stockyard Gallery
Local knowledge is a specialty here and information is available forthose travelling up and down the 'track'. The Stockyard Gallery boasts a shadytea garden to enjoy lunch. Inside the gallery is a display of local art andsouvenirs for sale.
The Termite Mound
One of the world's largest termite mounds is located in the centre oftown. Recorded information available by pressing a button on the informationdisplay at the front of the termite mound, or tune into Radio Never Never on88Fm.
Bird's Bee's Tree's &Things
Gove Diving & Fishing Charters
14 Wuyal Rd, Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land, NT
P.O. Box 1630 Nhulunbuy NT 0881
The Gove Peninsula is situated on the North Eastern Tip of East Arnhem Land andis home to the best blue water & sports-fishing in remote and pristinewaters
Crocodile Farms N.T.
40 Km Stuart HwyNoonamah NT 837
Stuart Hwy NoonamahNT 837
40 Hudson Fysh Ave ParapNT 820
Hermannsburg PetermannNT 870
Pine Creek is theGateway to Kakadu. Visit the unique Gun Alley Gold Mine and pan for goldand listen to stories of the past. Visit the National Trust Museum andexplore the exhibits.
Copperfield Recreation Reserve
Copperfield Reserve is just 6 kilometres from Pine Creek, this reserveoffers a deep lake to swim in and a shady picnic environment. An ideal place toenjoy a break or a picnic lunch. Restrictions. Pets on leash only.
Grove Hill Historic Licensed Hotel is located in the heart of thenorthern Goldfields. It contains many historic artefacts and is a great placefor birdwatchers. Call in for a cool drink or stay a while this unique hotel.
Gun Alley Gold Mining
159 Gun Alley. Pine Creek. NT 0847.Tel: +61 8 8976 1221
Fax: +61 8 8976 1311
Open, April-September; Open daily, 8.30am -3.00pm. $5 pp. October-March; Dailyby arrangement. Step back in time and see resorted and operational steam engineand stamp battery.
Get great panoramic views of the lake in the pit of the open cutmine, from the lookout located in the middle of town. The sunset viewedfrom here is quite spectacular and is a must for photographers.
As a bicentennial project the Pine Creek community created a parkdedicated to the mining history. The park contains old mining machinery,photographs and historic information. The park is open 7 days a week and islocated next to the old station master's residence. Groups are welcome.
Northern Goldfields Loop
A journey on the Northern Goldfields Loop is a journey through time. Theloop is dotted with historic sites and ruins of days gone by. This intriguingplace is located against a backdrop of shady creeks, magnificent salmon gums andunusual rocky outcrops.
Pine Creek Bird Park
Gun Alley Rd Pine CreekNT 847
Bird Park is open daily and is home to parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets,finches and rosellas. It is a shady location is an excellent for a barbecuelunch or a relaxing morning tea.
Pine Creek Mango Winery and Distillery
Located at Kakadu Gateway/Park.
The unique flavour of the Territory is to be enjoyed. Experience the unique ofTerritory made Mango wine, taste kangaroo, crocodile and other Australian fareat the winery's restaurants.
Pine Creek National Trust Museum
This historic building was prefabricated in England and reconstructed inPine Creek in 1910. Displays include gold and gemstone collections, Aboriginaland Chinese history and historic equipment. Admission is $2, enquire locally foropening hours.
Railway Station Museum
Built in 1888, the station served as communications centre until 1986.Now a museum containing maps, photos and memorabilia of the North AustraliaRailway. The main attraction is a steam engine, inscribed 'Beyer Peacock &Co. Gorton foundry 1877, Manchester'.
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park
Only 22 kilometres from Pine Creek on a four-wheel drive track thisrugged gorge is a naturalist's delight. The first deep pools are just 15 minuteswalk from car park. Bushland abounds with bird-life including, flocks of nativeparrots, galahs and lorikeets.
This is an oasis of trees, shade and water running through the centre oftown. The water attracts many varieties of birds and is a relaxing spot for apicnic.
Tennant Creek Region TouristAssociation
Battery Hill Regional Centre, Peko Road, TennantCreek N.T. 0861
P.O. Box 601 Tennant Creek N.T. 0861
Tel:+61 8 8962 3388
Fax:+61 8 8962 2509
Tennant Creek Region is the fascinating Golden Heart of the Northern Territoryin Australia. Experience real outback with its famous Devils Marbles, gold minesand Overland Telegraph Station.
At Battery Hill, 1.5 kilometres from the centre of Tennant Creek alongPeko Road, you will find the Tennant Creek Information Centre and the BatteryHill Mining Centre. Here you’ll get all the information you need, see displaysand films, and enjoy the undercover picnic area and nature walk. Tours areconducted daily of the Battery Hill Mine and Gold Stamp Battery.
The Dot Mine
Discover the magic of an early gold mine by lamplight, and then enjoybush yarns and billy tea under a majestic canvas of stars when you take a nighttour at The Dot. Colin Bremner will capture for you the hardship of the earlyminers who dug the mine with hand held tools as you enter the mine, and listento Colin’s stories of the German tailor who searched for gold there in the1930’s.
A sunrise tour for the early birds with miner Paul, using gold detectorsand gold pans - detectors available but feel free to bring your own. Enjoy acuppa and a chat after your mining experience.
Gold Stamp Battery and Battery Hill Mine
The Gold Stamp Battery tour provides a demonstration of one of Australia’srare still working ten stamp gold ore crushing plants. Nearby the Battery HillUnderground Mine tour, with working machinery, special sound and lightingeffects will bring to life the story of how gold is recovered. A pour in thegold smelting room is demonstrated for large groups.
Cattle Drive and Trail Ride
At Juno Horse Centre and Outbush Campground, you can experience ahalf-day cattle drive on horseback or a trail ride. Tours are for a minim of 6people and must be booked one-day prior.
Mary Ann Dam
At this cool and shady recreation lake just north of the McDouall (‘Honeymoon’)Ranges you can swim, picnic, bushwalk or watch the kids play on the playgroundequipment or kick a ball on the grassed and landscaped park area. There’s afive kilometre concrete bike path to the lake from Tennant, and bicycles can behired in the town.
Overland Telegraph Station
The Overland Telegraph Station is 12 kilometres to the north. Thebeautifully restored original stone buildings of the 1870’s give an insightinto the history of the Overland Telegraph Line, completed in 1872, ten yearsafter one of Australia’s greatest explorers, John McDouall Stuart, explored aroute from the Southern to the Northern Australia coast. These buildings standas a memorial to the telegraph officers who provided a friendly island ofcomfort and conversation to those who travelled the long, lonely track besidethe Overland Telegraph line.
The Famous ‘Devils Marbles’ 106 kms south of Tennant Creek can beseen on your journey along the ‘Explorer Highway’ or accessed daily on atour from Tennant. These huge rounded boulders balanced precariously arebelieved by the aborigines to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. They owe theirshape to millions of years of erosion, and are a nature lover or photographer’sdelight.
Other attractions around Tennant include the Heritage Walk with plaquesof historic sites and buildings of interest such as the National Trust Museum - ‘Tuxworth Fullwood House’. The Celebrity Walk where famous Australians haveset their prints in the footpath, and the heritage drive routes to the once richNobles Nob Open Cut Mine, Bill Allen Lookout and other sites.
Shopping includes Aboriginal Art and Craft, souvenirs and gifts at mainstreet businesses, and seven day a week groceries. For a small town of about4,000 people there’s everything you may need to help you enjoy your stay.
Restaurants range from a-la-carte with choices from kangaroo tovegetarian, Italian, Chinese and take-aways. Social clubs and events provideopportunities to mingle with the locals.
Gardens Park Golf Links
Gardens Rd The GardensNT 820
Coolibah Crocodile FarmTel: +61 8 8975 0856
Fax: +61 8 8975 0649
Camping - $5/family/night. Admission : Adults $10. Children Free.
A Family owned and operated business situated 230kms west of Katherine and300kms east of Kununurra on the Victoria River. Just minutes form scenicphotographic walks and hiking tracks on Gregory National Park.
Located several kilometres west of the Crossing this km walk will providethe visitor with opportunity to view aboriginal art, the escarpment face andview of the Victoria River Valley from a totally different perspective.
Gregory's Tree is the campsite of Augustus Charles Gregory, the intrepidexplorer and one who left his mark. It is located 15 kilometres north west ofTimber Creek. The large boab tree stands as the campsite of his North AustralianExpedition, undertaken between October 1855 and July 1856. The tree is also aregistered sacred site, of the local Ngaringman Aboriginal people.
Gregory National Park
Access to the Gregory National Park is via the Victoria Highway fromeither Katherine or Kununurra and is in two separate sectors. The Park isapproximately 12,500 square kilometres of transitional zone between tropical andsemi-arid regions. It also boasts magnificent views and rare wildlife.
Joe Creek walk
Only 10 kilometres west of Victoria River Crossing this walk goesup to the face the escarpment. This is an ideal place for photography aswildlife abounds and the view is fantastic.
Keep River National Park
Keep River National Park covers an area of approximately 750 squarekilometres of spectacular scenery, varied ecosystems and plentifulwildlife. The park has some excellent examples of Aboriginal art by thetraditional owners the Mirriwung and Gadjerong peoples.
The damming of the Ord river in 1972 formed Lake Argyle. Covering andarea approximately 1 000 square kilometres, it is the largest constructed lakein Australia and is classed as an inland sea. The Lake supports a variety ofwildlife including crocodiles. The turn off to the lake is just 7 kilometresfrom the Northern Territory and Western Australian border.
Approximately 6 kilometres west of Timber Creek is a scenic lookout. Theviews of the Victoria River and surrounding escarpments and valley can beenjoyed and barbecue facilities are available. From a lookout in the afternoon abeautiful sunset can be enjoyed. Other lookouts exist in the area.
The first inhabitants of Timber Creek were Aboriginal people of theNgaliwurra and Nungali groups. Descendants of the group still live in TimberCreek. Timber Creek was named after the explorer, Augustus Gregory usedtimber from the banks of the Creek to repair his expedition's boat.
Timber Creek Police Station Museum
The former Timber Creek Police Station now serves as a fascinatingmuseum, which houses a collection of artefacts and photographs detailing thearea's fascinating history.
Victoria River produces some of the Territory's biggest Barramundi.'Barra' can be caught all year round, but the best time between late March tolate May, coinciding with the end of the monsoon season. It is importantto remember that Saltwater (Estuarine) crocodiles also inhabit these waters.
Victoria River Crossing
This Wayside Inn is located 213 kilometres west of Katherine on theVictoria Highway. Sitting on the bank of the Victoria River surrounded bymagnificent escarpment country this is a shady and scenic rest for travellers.
Winnellie Travel Shop
15 Winnellie Shopping CentreWinnellie NT 820
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Coming soon, other attractions not yet listed
Aboriginal Fine Arts
Alice Springs Yacht Club
Amateur Radio Club Exhibit
Anetyeke Arid Gardens Display
Arid Australia Reptile Display
Central Australian Aviation Museum
Charles River (Walking Track Bicycle Path
Charles River Allied Workers Council (AWC) Camp
Darwin International Guitar Festival
Festival of Darwin
Indo Pacific Marine
Injalak Arts and Craft
Kakadu National Park
Leichhardt/South Terrace Walk & Bicycle Path
Museums and Art Galleries of the NT
National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory)
Pioneer & General Cemetery
RSL War Museum
Sadadeen Power Station and Garden Display
Seven Mile Aerodrome
Simpson's Gap Bicycle Path
Stuart Memorial Cemetery
Todd River (Walking Track)