Conveniently located close by to the main street and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops, this budget motel in Tennant Creek is the ideal location for your stay. The airport, local high school and hospital are also in very close proximity for your convenience.
There are 18 comfortable units available, including: single rooms, double rooms, queen rooms and twin rooms. All rooms feature opening windows, tea and coffee making facilities, split system air conditioning, ceiling fans, wireless internet, televisions, telephones, iron and ironing board, bar fridges and a separate shower in the bathroom. A DVD player can also be made available on request.
The Safari Lodge Motel also offers a laundry for guest use and tour booking services – please contact reception for information. There is also an onsite playground to keep the kids amused during your stay.
Ditch the dining room for an open-air market or the endless waters of the NT. Guaranteed fresh in the NT’s culinary hotspots with barramundi, prawns, squid and mud crabs commonplace on menus (prepared with Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Greek, Indian and traditional Aboriginal influences).
When staying at this accommodation in Tennant Creek, we would encourage you to explore the surrounding area, including: Three Ways, Warumungu, Ali-Curung, Pamayu, Tablelands and Wutungurra.
When staying at the Safari Lodge Motel, you will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of attractions and activities in the Tennant Creek area to keep you amused. Tourists of all ages will find something they enjoy.
Even though Tennant Creek is smack bang in the middle of the outback, there are plenty of natural and wildlife attractions to enjoy. Try your hand at birdwatching, visit one of the many national parks (including Karlu Karlu or the Devils Marbles, Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve and the Davenport Ranges) and explore the waterholes. You will have ample opportunity to see red kangaroos, dingoes, rodents and marsupials.
If you want to learn about the history of the region, there are plenty of ways that you can achieve this during your stay. Check out the Battery Hill Mining Centre (which houses two museums and an underground mine tour) to learn more about the gold rush that hit during the 1930s. You should also visit Jones Store, which is one of the oldest structures in Newcastle Waters. You can also pick up a Historic Walk guidebook from the Visitor’s Centre.
The region is steeped in ancient Aboriginal tradition, so Tennant Creek is the perfect place to learn more about the art and culture of the traditional owners of this land. We recommend visiting the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre (which showcases the ways of the Warumungu people via a gallery and museum), Julalikari Arts and Crafts program (where you can meet female Aboriginal artists), and learn more about the Dreamtime.
If you prefer to spend your time outdoors and don’t mind getting the adrenalin pumping, Tennant Creek is the ideal location for you. Take the 1.5km walking trail along the 52 original Oppenheimer posts that remain from the Overland Telegraph Line or the 45 minute interpretive walk in the Jim Rennie Memorial Park. Swim in Lake Mary Ann, go four-wheel driving along one of the many tracks or even try your hand fossicking for gold.
There are actually a number of festivals and events held in the Tennant Creek area each year, so be sure to check them out if you happen to be in town. Some of the more popular include: Ali Curung Traditional Dance Festival, Desert Harmony Festival (Anyinginyi Manu), Tennant and Districts Show, Two Cup Race Day, and the Brunette Races. Many of the local festivals and events revolve around showcasing the Aboriginal culture of the area.
We understand that travelling with the kids can be tiresome, particularly when they start complaining of boredom. Fortunately, there are plenty of family friendly activities in the area to enjoy. Kelly’s Ranch is a popular pastime, especially if you’re looking for the ultimate outback experience. You’ll receive a basic horse riding lesson before embarking on the iconic Bush Tucker trail. Go for a swim or take the kids on a hike to tire them out.