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Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

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Address: Wauchope, Northern Territory, Australia
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Karlu Karlu, otherwise known as the Devils Marbles, are a collection of...

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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You may well think that these rocks have been placed in position by hand but it is the result of soil erosion that has exposed them. A remarkable sight.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You may well think that these rocks have been placed in position by hand but it is the result of soil erosion that has exposed them. A remarkable sight.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I strongly recommend arriving here before sunrise to catch the amazing light that floods across the marbles - great photo opportunity! Also, I imagine it gets quite busy, so by behind here early in the morning you have them all for yourselves apart from the ones who have chose to stay over night. They are in certain designated areas so... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to see this place , its great and the colors are fantastic, you can camp here as well , did not get to spend enough time here

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Thank Kate T
UK/IBZ
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped at the marbles on our way to Alice Springs from Tennant Creek. The Marbles are great to see. There are information boards at the parking area explaining the cultural significance which was interesting to read, and a gravel walking trail around the marbles themselves. There is also free Wi-Fi which is a bonus!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Super cheap camping in amongst the devil's marbles. Only pit toilets, but many of them and clean. No other facilities except tables. and fire pits. The information signs are good and the walks around the site are interesting.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped for the night at Karlu-Karlu on our way north from Alice Springs to Darwin. It was easily reachable in a day (about 4 hours drive) from Alice Springs. We camped in the camping area behind the rock formation - we were camped right at the base of one of the large rock areas, it was one of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Have done all the NT attractions and I reckon this place is right up there with the best. I didn't realise the magnitude of the area, truly amazing, should be publicised more

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stopped here briefly on our way north - there are some informative boards explaining the history, as well as how the rocks were formed. It's a relatively flat walk around the rocks. As others have noted, there's free wifi there.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stopped at the marbles for lunch and had a wander round. There are information boards at the parking area explaining the geology and cultural significance which was interesting to read, and a level, gravel walking trail around the marbles themselves. There is also free Wi-Fi which is a bonus!

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a marvelous place, to explore. Lots of fantastic stone "sculptures" a must see on the Stuart Highway.

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