Attack Creek Historical Reserve

If you're travelling along the Stuart Highway and want to stretch your legs then Attack Creek is a good place to stop.

The site is a wayside stop that pays homage to explorer John McDouall Stuart.

Attack Creek commemorates where Stuart turned back from his 1860 expedition to cross Australia after a hostile encounter with Warumungu Aboriginal people.


Ranger Station phone: 08 8962 4499

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Attack Creek Historical Reserve Open   -

Travel 74km north of Tennant Creek along the Stuart Highway.

You can camp at Attack Creek Historical Reserve.

The facilities include:

  • toilets
  • bins
  • shelters.

When visiting the park, remember all of the following:

  • stay on designated roads and tracks
  • historic, cultural items and wildlife are protected
  • fires are not allowed in the reserve
  • bins are not provided, so take your rubbish with you
  • you need a permit to use a drone - you must get it before you arrive.

You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Attack Creek Historical Reserve by doing all of the following:

  • observe park safety signs
  • carry and drink plenty of water
  • wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, suitable clothing and footwear
  • avoid strenuous activity in the heat of the day.

Last updated: 23 November 2018

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