Tennant Creek, with a population of 3,500 people, is the only town of any size in the centre of the Northern Territory.
Tours & Attractions
About Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek – Golden Heart of the Northern Territory
Tennant Creek, is in the Golden Heart of Australia’s Northern Territory, situated 23 km south of the junction of the Stuart and Barkly Highways. As Australia’s last Goldrush town of the 1930’s the spirit of the early days still lives on. The Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre is at Battery Hill, 1.5 kms east of the town.
Tennant Creek's Aboriginal Culture
Nyinnka Nyunyu multi-award winning Art and Culture Centre is an opportunity to experience the culture of the Warumungu people, with a gallery and gift shop. Enjoy the ‘best coffee along the track’.at the café.
Tennant Creek Mining History
The Battery Hill Mining Centre has magnificent views from the picnic area overlooking the township. The site echoes the spirit of the early miners with the self-guided Underground Mine tour and the original Gold Stamp Battery ten stamp gold ore crushing plant.
The extensive McLaughlin Minerals Museum comprises spectacular specimens from around the world, and at the fascinating Social History Museum, you can relive family memories of the goldfields
The Pebbles – Kunjarra, a sacred site of the Waramungu people are smaller versions of the Devils Marbles.
Step back in time at the historic Overland Telegraph Station, built in 1872.
Cool off, swim or boat at Lake Mary Ann
Home to many water birds, the dam is a cool and shady spot for a picnic or a swim.
- Medical Centre
- Dump Point
- Mechanical Repairs