South to Elliott, Three Ways, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs

South of Katherine, the Barkly Region is filled with riches – mining legends, vast cattle country, deeply spiritual Indigenous sites, incredible skies, lovable characters, peace and tranquillity. 


Elliott, located 252 kilometres north of Tennant Creek is the second largest town of the Barkly and was named in 1947 after Army Captain Reginald Douglas Elliott, MBE. Elliott has accommodation, a golf course, the Longreach Waterhole and nature walks.

Three Ways

Situated 24 km north of Tennant Creek, the Barkly Highway from Mount Isa joins the Stuart Highway.

Construction of the Overland Telegraph Line opened up the region in 1872, linking Australia to the rest of the world via the ‘modern’ telegraph. Gold discoveries, spurred on the last gold rush of Australia and Tennant Creek, the hub of the Barkly, was made in 1934. Living history awaits you; experience remote timelessness at the Telegraph Station. For more information on the Barkly Region phone (08) 8962 1281 or visit the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre.

Connection to country
Connect with living culture at Nyinkka Nyunyu Cultural Centre by booking a cultural tour or seeing and perhaps purchasing artefacts from over 130 Barkly and Warumungu artists.

Tennant Creek

Today, the town of 2,949 is a friendly outback oasis where people still have time for a yarn, panoramic lookout views, self-guided town walks, picnics by Lake Mary Ann and bush poetry with the legendary Jimmy Hooker

South to Alice Springs and Central Australia

The Stuart Highway heads south for 508km to Alice Springs.

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