Photo of the Day: Devil’s Marbles, Australia 14


On my long, incredibly long, road trip from Brisbane to the Alice Springs/Uluru, I  turned off the main toad to see the Devil’s Marbles, which are a few hundred miles north of Alice Springs (but right off the main highway, so not difficult to see).

Really interesting and beautiful area to photograph. I wish I’d had more time to hang out there — camp overnight — and take some sunrise and sunset photos.

devils marbles australia balanced red rocks


About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.


14 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: Devil’s Marbles, Australia

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      They are very odd. Reminded me a bit of the rocks balanced on top of things in Cappadocia.

  • Amanda

    The Devil’s Marbles are great… but camping there SUX.

    It has to be the noisiest, busiest camping area in the Northern Territory Partying backpackers, SUVs with generators, big buses with generators running til late at night. Not my idea of a peaceful outback camp!

    There’s a couple of much, much better places to stay that are within 10 min drive of the Devils Marbles…

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Ahhhh, would have been good when I was there. NO one in the campgrounds. Then again, it was dead middle of summer and hot as hell. LOL.

      • Amanda

        I’ve camped there in summer (have camped there or nearby on many occasions for work), and was quieter … but still had noisy feral backpackers! The Parks & Wildlife Service is trying to do something about the campground because they get so many complaints about noise nowadays. It gets extremely busy in the winter time and overflows into the day-use areas across the road!

        Camped just up the road on Aboriginal land with Aboriginal Elders who hold the Dreaming Stories for the Marbles was my favourite experience here. (I’m an anthropologist).

        Everyone should come and see it at sunrise or sunset. It’s a magic place!

  • Luci Muscara

    I am just so in ore of the australin out back but never been able to travel in fact I would love to see all of Australia I think I have missed the bus as I am getting on in age so I live my yearnings by reading about all you out there who have been doing just the very thing I dream about keep it coming thankyou Luci

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