Things to Do and See (Surrounds)
Lake Mary Ann
6km north of town via Stuart Highway
A short drive north of town is Lake Mary Ann. Built in 1981, this man made lake has shady trees providing a great place to picnic with a children’s playground nearby.
Read more…. Relax or enjoy a swim, nature walks surrounded by flora and abundant birdlife. No Kiosk or camping. For the adventurous, take the 5km Ted Ryko bicycle path through the Honeymoon Ranges to reach the lake.
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station
11km north of town on the Stuart Highway
Step back in time as you experience the ‘untouched beauty’ of one of the oldest buildings in the Northern Territory. Embedded with communicative links and pastoral history
Read more….from 1872 the solitary stone buildings were a welcome sight for the traveller of yesteryear. Strategically placed signs help guide visitors around the site while an information sheet together with a key enables entry into the buildings. Displays inside include photos and historical data. Refundable deposit ($20.00) for key; collect from the Visitor Centre.
11km north of town, turn left, 6km unsealed road
On the gravel road travel the first 4km then turn left at the junction for the further 2km. This Aboriginal women’s dreaming site
Read more……consists of a miniturised granite boulders similar to the Devils Marbles. There are bush toilets and shaded areas. Strictly NO camping allowed on the road reserves
Bill Allen Lookout
Peko Road, 2km east of Battery Hill
A 360° panorama vision of the region and ranges that embace the township. An excellent place to get bearings with plaques
Read more….indicating direction of Tennant Creek mines and other pionts of interest, a sealed road, ample turning and parking. The big white tank contains the towns main water supply. At Two Tank Hill (no access but they can be viewed from Visitor Centre) is the other town’s water storage area.