Day 3. Mt Isa - Tennant Ck

 

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Arrive Wednesday 2nd May - Depart Thursday 3rd May - Accommodation details below.

 

Mt Isa to Tennant Creek - 681klm

 

WHERE MOST WILL GO:

Tennant Creek Caravan Park/Outback Caravan Park 
Dinner Memorial Club – Courtesy bus available.

 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION EARLY SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT

 

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ACCOMMODATION 

Tennant Creek Caravan Park - 208 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek
Phone (08) 8962 2325
www.tennantcreekcaravanpark.com.au

$25pn unpowered site (includes 2 people)
$32pn powered site (includes 2 people)
$100 Budget cabin (includes 2 people)
$140-$155 Ensuite cabin (includes 2 people)
Bookings required after christmas.


 


Outback Caravan Park - 71 Peko Road, Tennant Creek
Phone (08) 8962 2459
www.outbacktennantcreek.com.au

 

THINGS TO DO AT TENNANT CREEK

Telegraph Station


 
The actual ‘Tennant Creek’ was named after John Tennant. Tennant partially funded the trips of the original explorer, John McDouall Stuart who opened up the centre of Australia for the Overland Telegraph Line. Built in the traditional style of the times 1872, the repeater station was all that originally stood in this area, alongside the creek. Located 11 km’s north of town, it was from this site that men searched for gold in the hills leading to the gold rush that made the town. Get a key from the Battery Hill Mining Centre Visitor Information Centre or your accommodation provider and explore the buildings and their surrounds at your leisure. Gain an insight into life at such a remote outstation, over 130 years ago. The Overland Telegraph Line provided Australia with essential contact with Europe and the rest of the world.


Battery Hill Mining Centre


 
1.5km east from town centre along Peko Road. Magnificent views overlooking township and the surrounding Honeymoon Ranges. The site echoes the soul and spirit of the early miners and is named after the original ten-head stamp battery.
Underground Mine Tour - hands on and dedicated tour guides conduct an excellent mining experience. Access the mine with hard hats and ear muffs. Witness working machinery and hear the stories.
Accredited Tourism BusinessGold Stamp Battery Tour - a static historic presentation of the rare ten head stamp ore crushing plant.
Minerals Museum - The extensive, spectacular McLaughlin Collection comprises specimens found overseas, interstate and in the Territory.
Social History Museum - Relive family memories of the goldfields during the formative years.
Gold panning What you find is yours!
Barkly VIC (Visitor Information Centre) - On site staff extend old fashioned service and dispense information on the region and beyond. Inspect souvenir outlet & displays throughout. Open Daily.



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