- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
I went there as part of a fairly quick visit and stopped where the road finishes, faced with two neighbouring rocks where the tourists lend themselves to traditional photos in equilibrium between the two granite spheres.
The lunar scenery is quite impressive. However, this natural park, apart from the small road which forms a gap in the reserve, seems to be difficult to access without appropriate equipment and materials. The site is naturally fascinating, but it perhaps doesn't merit a large detour from your itinerary if you are based at Alice Springs, otherwise, if you have a real desire to explore the park on foot over several days, accompanied by a guide.
Devils Marbles is another fairly well-known sacred Aboriginal site which takes on a great importance in mythology ceremonies of indigenous populations.
From the molten lava that eroded over millions of years according to scientists, this is what is known as the Devils Marbles. But I preferred the Aboriginal belief that explains that the Rainbow Serpent laid its eggs here, letting your imagination run wild.
What really surprised me in this area of Australia was the landscape. Indeed, after hours on the motorway in the Australian outback where everything is flat and dry, you can see the outline of dark masses, as though it were the end of the world. Then, as you approach, you discover that these reliefs are immense red balls, from a unique natural beauty, as if someone or something, perhaps the Rainbow Serpent (who knows?), had left them there, in the middle of nowhere.
The Devils Marbles are truly impressive, but in my opinion, you don't cross the whole Australian desert just to see them, as one would for Ayers Rock. However, if you go to Uluru or Alice Springs, on Stuart Highway, the never-ending road, I strongly urge you to stop there and enjoy some hill walking between the rocks. There are many of them, scattered on an average surface, there are always some that are more spherical and stranger than others. Some are even split in half, as if the egg had cracked open, or lightning had struck it. A mystic and majestic place. In addition, when I visited this site, a storm appeared on the horizon: the red Marbles pierced the deep blue sky, I was in another world.
I loved this sacred place. You can take magnificent photos, touch these smooth, round rocks, like eggs, and appreciate the contrast of colours between the sky and earth. This is what I aspired to do during Australian trip: a raw, pure nature that I dreamed about. I recommend this stop-off.