Gateway to the Outback

Distances from Devils Marbles Hotel

  • Airstrip (500 m)
  • Karlu Karlu/ Devils Marbles (8km)
  • Tennant Creek (113 km) 
  • Alice Springs (395 km) 
  • Davenport National Park (60 km)

The great outback offers an array of experiences for all of the senses.

Whether it be a 4wd adventure, a bush walk or bike ride, a spot of bird watching or just relaxing by the pool. 

The region boasts idyllic oases and imposing gorges, tucked between the expansive desert plains and khaki scrublands. Be sure to catch a darting emu around the scrubby areas or a wallaby bouncing off into the distance.

Ride your bike to Karlu Karlu

Only 8km from the hotel, the majestic Karlu Karly or Devils Marbles are a site to behold. Pack plenty of drinking water, some snacks and head out for an early morning ride or in the cooler weather pack a picnic and take your time.

Bush walking

Once inside Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve you will find short self-guided walking tracks which you can enjoy at your own pace. Further afield is Davenport National Park (60km) you can find out more about things to do and see at https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/iytwelepenty-davenport-ranges-national-park


In the warmer weather, the Old Police Station waterhole inside of Davenport National Park is worth the drive to cool off. Pack a picnic and plenty of water and refreshments and head over there for the day. Closer to home you can put your feet up and chill by the hotel pool with a snack or beverage within arm’s reach.

Four-wheel driving

There are excellent 4WD options in the Tennant Creek and surrounding areas. The Barkly Tableland, Davenport Ranges, Karlu Kalu and Tennant Creek all have their own tracks you can discover. Head over to https://northernterritory.com/tennant-creek-and-barkly-region/see-and-do/self-drive-touring to check out what’s on offer.

Bird Watching

The Davenport Range National Park is an important refuge for fauna, especially water birds, due to an extensive network of waterholes. Stroll around the park and listen for the squawk of little Corellas or search for a variety of duck such as the Hardhead and Grey Teal. Other varieties such as the little eagle, and red-tailed black-cockatoo at The Old Police Station Waterhole may be seen regularly. Also nestled in the Davenport Ranges, and part of a greater network of waterholes, Whistle Duck is a serene spot for bird watching. Some birds in this area include the sacred kingfisher, Black-chinned Honeyeater, straw-necked ibis and whistling kite. Source: https://northernterritory.com/tennant-creek-and-barkly-region/see-and-do/nature-and-wildlife/bird-watching