The Pebbles Near Tennant Creek

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We spent several nights in Tennant Creek, we needed to catch up on laundry and just stay put for a couple of days.  While we were there we visited the Pebbles, the aboriginal name is Kunjarra.  There’s about six kilometres of unsealed road on the way there.  Look how red the dirt is! The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? There’s a path winding through the Pebbles, and due to the sacredness of the site you are supposed to stay on the trail and not climb the rocks.  No matter how tempting they look, and they can be very tempting to kids. :)  The area was beautiful with the grasses blowing in the breeze and the redness of the rocks. The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? After wandering the short trail our 10 yr old drove the car around the car park for us to get it turned in the right direction.  Lucky kid. The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? These signs explain the significance of the site to the Waramungu people, it is a women’s dancing place for the Munga Munga dreaming.  You are allowed to free camp here and we did see a motorhome set up near these information signs.  I’ve seen plenty of recommendations to camp outside of Tennant Creek, and having stayed there I understand why. The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? The sign talked about how one of the large rocks had been moved at one point to a park in Tennant Creek.  There was an outcry and it was eventually moved back. The Pebbles/Kunjarra | How Many More Minutes? We stayed at a caravan park on the north end of town in Tennant Creek.  The caravan park was fine, the kids enjoyed a ride on the golf cart the day we arrived.  But it was hard to feel completely safe there when you’ve got police coming through on patrol and people yelling and chasing each other through the nearby neighbourhood.  Not to mention all the people roaming the streets of the town.  Not too high on our list of places to say again!

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