Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)

North of Wauchope, strewn among scrubby acacia and golden spinifex in a shallow valley, lie hundreds of boulders teetering precariously on top of one another, known as the Devils Marbles. In Aboriginal mythology, they are the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. The Devils Marbles boulders were once part of a single block of stone that lay below ground level. Over millions of years, water has seeped through and the stone has eroded along fault lines, breaking into giant slabs. Gradually the soft soil and rock have weathered away, leaving smooth, round shapes. At sunrise and sunset they are bathed in a golden-red glow. Birdwatchers can look for pretty zebra finches, painted finches and fairy martins.

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