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Known as Jurnkkurakurr in the Indigenous Warumungu language, Tennant Creek is located on the Northern Territory’s Stuart Highway and with a population of approximately 3000, it’s the state’s seventh-largest town. 500km north of Alice Springs and 1000km south of Darwin, this town is the beating heart of the Barkly Tableland, a vast cattle grazing region which is equivalent in size to the entire UK. The Overlander and Explorer’s Ways also meet here, therefore it’s a gateway to the outback where pioneer spirit meets rich Indigenous culture, while there are selfie opportunities aplenty at natural attractions like the Devil’s Marbles, The Pebbles and Lake Mary Ann.

Tennant Creek is served by a regional airport which makes it accessible from the rest of the nation and it’s an awesome area to explore by car. Enjoy Travel makes car hire in Tennant’s Creek a breeze, with a tough Mitsubishi Outlander costing just A$74.21 to hire a day if you book ahead of time a full-size Holden Commodore costing A$81.16 a day. Enter your dates and details in our swift search engine, then just click & collect your car on arrival. Tennant’s Creek car hire from Enjoytravel.com is hassle-free and you’ll always find bonzer deals.

Guide to Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek has been the traditional homeland of the Waramungu people for millennia and it takes its name from the creek situated north of the settlement, which in the 1860s European explorer John McDouall Stuart named after John Tennant, a wealthy farmer who sponsored his expeditions. Over the next few years it was connected to the rest of Aus and the world by the Australian Overland Telegraph line, as well as roads and rail lines, but it also boomed thanks to Australia’s last gold rush, in the 1930s.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Karlu Karlu (The Devil’s Marbles) are a must-see. Believed to be the fossilised remains of the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent (an Aboriginal Dream Time deity), these 6m high granite boulders are an hour’s drive south of Tennant Creek and glow a gorgeous shade of red in the sunrise and sunset. 5km north of Tennant Creek, Lake Mary Ann (Tingkkarli) is another lovely spot ̶ a man-made lake where you can chill out with locals, swim, fish and canoe.

What to eat in Tennant Creek

Foodies are left licking their lips in Tennant’s Creek, with Anna’s restaurant offering terrific cooked breakfasts, Wok’s Up serving classic Chinese dishes, and Sporties Steak & Grill satisfying meat lovers.

Transport in Tennant Creek

There’s a bus service connecting Tennant Creek to Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Airport (TCA) is the ideal car hire pickup point if you’re flying in from Alice.

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Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Tennant Creek

The distance between Melbourne and Tennant Creek is of 2,766 km.
The distance between Sydney and Tennant Creek is of 3,003 km.
The distance between Perth and Tennant Creek is of 2,990 km.

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