Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve
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Karlu Karlu, otherwise known as the Devils Marbles, are a collection of gigantic round boulders many of which are precariously balanced on top of one another. they are found easily on the Stuart highway near Wauchoupe which is approximately 100 kilometres from Tennant Creek. There are some walking tracks through the reserve and camping is available.
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TravellingQldlanders
Morayfield, Australia902 contributions
May 2021
Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)
We drove from Tennant Creek to be at Karlu Karlu for sunrise – about an hour’s drive. It was well worth the effort to see the colours change as the sun came up. We stopped at the day centre car park and did the easy walk around the Mayijanku Walk about 30 minutes return to the caravan park and back.
Written May 8, 2021
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia2,449 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
It was highly recommended to us to check out Devil’s Marbles on way to Darwin & we are so glad we did! There’s more to it than what you see from the road driving past. Plenty of parking spots & toilets near car park. The Rocks are all different shades & shapes, each very unique. I’m glad we had our hats on with the fly nets coz the flys were sticking to us!
I imagine it would be a beautiful spot to stop during sunset too.
Written October 21, 2020
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia273 contributions
Jun 2022
We drove over 400 kms from Alice Springs just to see Devils Marbles. It was a long trip but it was worth the drive. There are numerous trails around and through the Marbles and all fairly easy walks so you could spend quite a while here just wandering around.
Written August 7, 2022
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G P
South Pacific142 contributions
Sep 2020
Most has been said in the previous reviews about the serenity of this place and the option to camp here on the long journey between Alice Springs and the North.
It is a calm, spiritual place while at the same time offering spectacular rock formations. Sunset is particularly nice as the birds flutter around and the atmosphere is so peaceful.
Our end of day experience was spoilt by one person and his rather large drone. The birds took off in flight and the rest of us had to endure the loud mechanical noise and the sight of the drone crossing in front of what should have been a very special experience.
This is no place for drones.
Written April 3, 2021
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Jason R
Darwin, Australia81 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Good place to get some memorable sunset photos. Not the best place to be during the middle of the day as the heat and flies can get a bit much, especially with small kids. Would be worth a sunrise visit as well. Has free camping but there are no showers or shade.
Written October 10, 2020
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Kirsten and Henk
Brisbane, Australia267 contributions
Feb 2021
Was a nice sight to see. After seeing casts of nothing for Klms this was a lovely stop. Amazing how all these lovely weird shape rocks balancing all in one area. Has tracks to walk, camping sight, toilets and picnic areas. We had driven to camp but as no one else there, wife was little scared lol as camping sight right at back away from road, so we drove on after little look around. Very cheap camping with payment to be left in honesty box.
Written February 10, 2021
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gillg
Perth, Australia1,870 contributions
Jul 2021
Post Larapinta Trail road trip.

Camped overnight at the campsite. Brilliant spot. Lucky to fit in as the place was fully occupied. A kind couple made space to I could squeeze in the hire car and pitch my tent. There is no booking system- first come first served. Honor box payment.

Being at the site in the day, the evening and the next morning was special. Some good little trails to walk. Drop toilets did the job. Friendly atmosphere around a communal campfire.
Written June 27, 2022
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Belinda F
Townsville, Australia129 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
About 100 klms out of Tennant creek on the way to Alice Springs. Definitely worth the stop. These rocks are a sight to be seen, beautiful. Loved the walks on both sides, an easy walk. Can be seen from the highway but definitely worth the stop, you won't be disappointed. Lots of information on the walks and fabulous photo opportunities.
Written May 6, 2021
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,198 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
One of the top places to visit or camp at if you are heading to either Alice Springs or Darwin along the Stuart Highway. We have stayed a few times here during our travels.

Camping fees are minimal with toilets available.
There are no fees however to enter the park, see the views or climb the rocks.
Ensure you visit on both sides of the road.

Some eerie winds can form during the night and also some distant dingo howls.
Be self-sufficient here as there is nothing else, although Wauchope roadhouse is only 8km away which do some big pub meals.

The best photos are available in the evening with the rocks a fiery glowing red.
Written March 3, 2014
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aLandofMarvels
Brisbane, Australia133 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
Spent a night here in July. Not long enough!! Could easily have spent another night/day here exploring and just soaking up the atmosphere.The whole conservation area is magical, and well worth a visit. The different colours as the sun rises and sets have to be seen to be believed. The camping area fills up pretty quickly in the cooler months, so best to get there before 3pm. We camped on the eastern side of the ground, lit our fire and watched the moon come up. Saw a dingo or two but they are quite timid and nothing to be concerned about. Make sure you have enough firewood on you as it is illegal to collect wood there. Payment for camping is an honesty system, and cost us $7.70 for our family of four. If you don't have time to camp though, the area is free to enter and explore. No showers, just toilets.
Written August 11, 2012
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