What an amazing landscape this Devils Marbles – Karlu Karlu what means „round boulders“ in the language of indigenous people (Aboriginals). The Devils Marbles are amongst the most famous Australian rocks, right up there with Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Kata Tjutas (Olgas) in the Australian Outback. The stones are a holy place of the Kaytetye, Warumungu, Anmatyerre and Alawyrre Aboriginals (Indigenous People) and yet they can be visited free of charge and even climbed partly. But all of this with caution, it is a nature reserve.
The Karlu Karlu are especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset, when the colours of the stones are really highlighted and you can see orange, ochre, red and yellow colours on the stones, which then turn slightly violet at dusk.
According to the tradition of the Aboriginals, the Karlu Karlu are the eggs of the rainbow serpent from the Dreamtime. The site plays an important role in Aboriginal ceremonies and legends. These are still secret knowledge of the rituals and stories of the Arboriginals, which is not made accessible to outsiders. Only it is known until today that the Aboriginals are convinced that beings from the dream time live in the caves under stones.
The journey to the Karlu Karlu on the Stuart Highway is easy, you automatically drive past it. The Karlu Karlu are 412 km north of Alice Spings and 770 km south of Katherine.
And here some pictures of the awesome Karlu Karlu$