|: Access driving via the sealed Stuart Highway south from Darwin or north from Alice Springs.|
|Tennant Creek historic site and township with tavern and caravan park.|
Tennant Creek Stuart Highway Northern Territory
Tennant Creek in Central Australia sits on the Explorer’s Way, 500 kilometers north of Alice Springs and 1000 kilometers south of Darwin.
To the east of town is the Barkly Tablelands - an expanse of land that supports some of Australia’s premier outback cattle stations.
Tennant Creek’s history is shaped by gold mining, Aboriginal culture and pastoralism. The region's rich mining history can be explored at Battery Hill Mining Centre, the site of Australia's last major gold rush in the 1930s. Visitors can even try fossicking for their own gold.
Aboriginal culture is strong in Tennant Creek. The award-winning Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal life, history and land. The mysterious rock spheres of nearby Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) are said to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent - a creature of a Dreamtime story.
Adventure lovers have plenty of options in the Tennant Creek area. Four-wheel-drivers in particular are spoilt for choice with moderate to challenging four-wheel drive tracks available to test skills and vehicles. Stop at character-filled outback pubs, explore the historic Overland Telegraph Line, or experience star-filled nights in a swag.
Tennant Creek Caravan Park
Tennant Creek Caravan Park offers a range of accommodation from unpowered camping sites and van sites, to fully equipped cabins with ensuite. Our friendly staff are always available to provide assistance and information to help make your stay enjoyable.
Caravan Sites - Shady with drive thru sites available. Motor Homes and RV's welcomed.
Cabins - Budget, Standard and Ensuite available.
Campers - Shaded and grassed sites available.
Our facilities include; a campers kitchen, shaded salt pool and coin operated laundry. We welcome tour and school groups.
Yes we also welcome your pets.
Fuel Stop in Tennant Creek
• United Tennant Creek Service Station. Service Stations. 222 Paterson St, Tennant Creek, NT 0860. (08) 8962 2282
Motels in Tennant Creek
National Trust Museum - Pine Creek Information
Pine Creek is the only original mining town remaining in the Top End from the gold rush era of the 1870s. The National Trust Museum building is the oldest surviving prefabricated structure in the Northern Territory. Originally the home of the Mining Warden in Burrundie, it was later moved to Pine Creek in 1913 and over the years it served many purposes such as; a doctors residence, clinic, dispensary, military hospital, and post office and exchange. Today the building houses the National Trust museum and town library. A browse through the building and its contents sheds light on the gold rush, local Chinese history, buffalo hunters and the Overland Telegraph Line. Pine Creek Railway Precinct Information Explore the Pine Creek Railway Precinct. The initial terminus of an uncompleted 19th century transcontinental railway system, the railway’s contribution to the development of the mining boom in the late 19th century was profound, enabling companies to transport machinery and equipment with greater ease to the mine fields than had been possible previously. It was also a catalyst for the opening of new mines in the area. Its contribution to the development of Pine Creek and other towns along its route was also important.
Pine Creek Water Gardens Information
Other local attractions in Pine Creek
• Mine lookout
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Thinking of a family self drive hire vacation in
the NT then why not stop at The Lazy Lizard Tavern in Pine
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Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide. 1500 klm a jouney to remember and you have never really known Australian until you visit both Uluru (Ayers Rock), Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Kakadu.