The Devils Marbles are clusters of mysterious rock spheres located in the scenic Australian desert near the outback town of Tennant Creek, scattered in heaps throughout a wide, shallow valley. The boulders, which are often precariously balanced on top of one another, were formed by millions of years of erosion. The local Aboriginal people, the Warumungu, believe that the boulders are the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. The ancient Aboriginal mythology surrounding this fascinating geological marvel can be explored through a short self-guided walking trail and informative signage.
The Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, stretching over 1,802 hectares, is home to a wide variety of unique desert flora and fauna, including goannas and finches. The reserve is located approximately 400 kilometres north of Alice Springs or 100 kilometres south of Tennant Creek. The nearest town, Wauchope, offers a limited range of accommodation and facilities. Camping is permitted (fees apply), offering a great way to enjoy this ancient landscape. One of the best times to explore or photograph these unique formations is at sunrise and at sunset.
08 8951 8250
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, 0860
BBQ Facilities, Car park, Picnic Area, Public Toilet
Experiences you can enjoy at Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Cultural, Flora/Fauna, Outback