Karlu Karlu Devils Marbles Driving To Tennant Creek
We called in to see Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles on our way from Barrow Creek to Tennant Creek. They are an incredible natural spectacle. You first see them from a distance and then as you get closer they become more and more unbelievable.
About Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles
Karlu Karlu are massive granite boulders sit balanced on top of other eroded granite boulders. It looks as if they have been put there by a playful, mystical giant millions of years ago. The outcrops are scattered across a wide valley.
Set in the lands of the traditional owners the Warumungu people the Devils Marbles are a sacred site known as Karlu Karlu in the language of the Warumungu. They were formed over millions of years.
The devils Marbles are continuing to crack and erode. Chances are high the next time you visit you will see something different.
Going For A walk Amongst The Devils Marbles
We spent over an hour wandering amongst the Devils Marbles at the first parking area you come to on the left. A track winds it way around them and there are many times that you just have to stop and look and wonder how on earth that particular one was formed.
At times you look at a boulder on top of another boulder and you think to yourself yeah nah that one’s going to fall off and roll down and squash us any second now so you move on a bit to get out of the way. The walk is very easy. It’s nice and flat and the path is very well formed.
Camping At Karlu Karlu
Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve offers bush camping with fireplaces. Stay overnight so you can see the area at sunset the most dramatic time of day. Camping fees apply and campsites must be reserved online ahead of time.
Getting To Karlu Karlu
Karlu Karlu is 100km south of Tennant Creek just off the Stuart Highway.