Karlu Karlu Walk

Northern Territory
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Karlu Karlu translates as 'round boulders', or the Devils Marbles, is a living cultural landscape and traditional country of the Warumunga, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people. These granite boulders, many of which are precariously balanced on top of one another are scattered across the wide shallow valley that makes up the Reserve.

Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Arid or Desert
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Travel north 393km on the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs, or 100km south from Tennant Creek and turn in to the signposted day use car park (not the campsite area).


Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve

Route/Trail notes:

Starting from the car park day use area, this short walk (signposted) loops around the nearest bouldered outcrop and back to the car park.



Other References/Comments:

The town of Wauchope is just 9km south of the Reserve, where overnight accommodation is available, or you can camp onsite.

There are several walk to enjoy, including Nyanjiki Lookout providing panoramic views of the Reserve. The 4km Nurrku Walk provides visitors with a longer opportunity to experience the wider Reserve, togerther with the Yakkula Loop.


What a great way to spend a morning having camped at the Marbles Hotel the night before. Visiting the world renowned Devil's Marbles, we thought there was just one walk around the stones. Turns out there were four, so we tracked them all, but did roll Yakkula Walk and the Nurrku Loop together.

F.A.B. on 12 Jun, 2019


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