The rich sprawl of the Barkly region epitomises the Australian outback. Bathed in the golden glow of the harsh sun and presenting landscapes that are deep reds and oranges in colour, it boasts a fascinating history set against a stunning backdrop.
Here, you can marvel at the impossibly blue skies of Australia, watch kangaroos hop across highways, and explore ancient rock art that has decorated the region for centuries. Along the way, stop off at the breath-taking Devils Marbles, a collection of natural monuments that have been carved into the landscape over time.
Tennant Creek is the largest town in the area, set almost directly in between Katherine and Alice Springs. Almost half the population of the town are of Aboriginal descent, giving it an interesting heritage packed full of spiritual narratives and traditional culture. You can break up a long road trip here and duck into one of the remote pubs to refuel along the way.