Hitting the goldmines at Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
Tennant Creek (22.07.2012): We left the lovely Daly Waters Pub at 8am heading 400km to Tennant Creek with a stop at Renner Springs for fuel. We arrived at Tennant Creek around 1pm. The town is very strange, it felt like we were back in the 1960s. We parked up to get some lunch before heading for the Battery Hill Mine and partaking in a tour of an old goldmine. Sporting hard hats and ear mufflers, we were able to use some of the old machinery. The tour was pretty interesting, more so for Adam.
After the tour we headed to the Bill Allen look-out for great view over Tennant Creek. With not much left to do in such a small town we decided to head to Devil's Marbles for sunset (we had planned to go there first thing tomorrow). 130km later and just before sunset, we arrived at Devil's Marbles. The rocks that make up Devil's Marbles are a geological oddity. The aboriginals believe they are eggs of a rainbow serpent. I think Adam was in his element surrounded by huge rocks and was taking photos until 11pm.
Tonight, rather than roos, we were surrounded by dingos. They all seemed pretty harmless. It's getting much colder in the night now we are getting further south. I think we will need to go on a hunt for some thermals soon.