01 Apr 2012 . BY
Where is it?
Just off the Stuart Highway, near Davenport, 395km north of Alice Springs and 760km south of Katherine
How to see it for yourself?
Known as Karlu Karlu and a sacred site to the traditional Aborginal owners, the Devils Marbles can be explored on foot after a short drive off the highway. There is a 15-minute self-guided walk commencing at the car park, as well as a network of other tracks. During the cooler months, guided walks and talks are available – contact the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre for details.
Why I love it
“As a strange collection of boulders strewn across a spinifex valley in imposing, sometimes impossible positions, the Devils Marbles is unlike anything else. Made of granite and rounded by erosion, its official name implies a diabolical origin – as if the devil had thrown them down with mischievous carelessness. I prefer to think of them as the handiwork of a Creator who does nothing haphazardly.” – Ken Duncan