The traditional owners of the area surrounding Tennant Creek are the Warumungu people and their culture is very much alive and well. Their stories are showcased in one of Australia's finest cultural centres, Nyinkka Nyunyu, situated in Tennant Creek.
Mining is another large contributor to what makes this area unique. It all started in the 1930’s when gold was discovered, setting off Australia’s last gold rush. The history of this area remains and is encaptured at the Battery Hill Mining Centre. There is still plenty of gold to be found, and mining remains an vital part of the region’s economy.
The Aboriginal culture, cattle stations and mining shaped the people and lives of those that reside in the Barkly, and it’s the people that will make your journey such a memorable one. Stay a while and discover the local’s passion for this special place.