Things to do around Tennant Creek Northern Territories

Things to do around Tennant Creek

Things to do around Tennant Creek Northern Territories Australia

There is plenty of adventure to be had in Tennant Creek, from fossicking for gold and bushwalking to 4 wheel driving, fishing, wildlife spotting and cattle station stays. Get out there and have some of the best outback experiences in this region!

1. Wildlife Spotting

Visit the Connells Lagoons Conservation Reserve that is extremely rich with animal and plant diversity.  Train your binoculars on the endangered Flock Bronzewing Pigeon, PictorellaMannikin Finch, Red-chested Button-quail and the Australian Bustard.  Admire the native mammals such as red kangaroo, Long-tailed Planigale and several native rodents that call this region home too!

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2. 4 WD Tours

Discover fascinating nooks and crannies along the way as you safari through the rugged terrains in Tennant Creek, which is a veritable playground for 4 wheel drivers!  Take the Frew River Track in the Davenport Range National Park.  

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3. Gold Fossicking!

There is apparently still plenty of gold and gemstones to be found in the hills!  So grab your free fossicker’s permit as well as the necessary equipment and get going! Join a tag-a-long fossicking tour to look for your lady luck at a spot 15 kilometers outside the small mining town of Warrego.

4. Visit Cattle Stations!

Experience life on working local outback cattle stations such as the vast Banka Banka Station for an exciting outback experience!  The Banka Banka is a massive 11600 sq. km. working cattle station.  Set up camp, enjoy a cold beer at the campfire of the historic mud-brick homestead before getting ready to tend to cattle!

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5. Walking!

Numerous walking trails throughout Tennant Creek allow travelers to explore an abundance of plants, bird and animal life as well as the rugged beauty of the landscape. Walk through the Honeymoon Ranges along the track to Lake Mary Ann, swim and have a great picnic!

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