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Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

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by Fiona (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer currently travelling Australia. We all have to see the land we call home.
Published August 13th 2013
When travelling Oz don't forget the Marbles
Devils Marbles, Karlu Karlu
Some granite boulders are split due to water in the cracks reacting with the minerals in the rocks.


Known by the Aboriginals as Karlu Karlu the Devils Marbles are a collection of interesting granite rock formations resembling massive boulders or marbles.



Covering more than 1800 hectares this reserve is easily located along either side of the Stuart Highway about 9 km north of Wauchope or 114km south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. The area is easy to explore on foot with a self guided tour compete with informative plaques around the reserve.

The reserve can prove to be breathtaking especially at sunset as the huge granite boulders light up against the sprawling blue sky.

The reserve also offers picnic area and un-powered bush camping areas. Campers will need to come well prepared as no water or firewood is provided.

Devils Marbles, Karlu Karlu
A panoramic view of the Devils marbles from the car park complete with wild dingo.


Dogs are allowed in the main car park and camp grounds, however, it isn't very advisable to camp with them there as the area is frequented by wild dingos amongst other wildlife.
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Why? Impressive rock formations
When: All year around
Where: Wauchope
Cost: Nothing
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