Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Nyinkka Nyunyu (pronounced ny-ink-a ny-oo ny-oo) is a fascinating art centre/gallery and culture museum, which provides visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in local Warumungu culture, to learn about Aboriginal life, history and land in the Tennant Creek region.

Located on Warumungu land, on the main street of Tennant Creek, the precinct includes the sacred site of the Nyinkka (spiky tailed goanna). Surrounding the sacred site are arid-zone gardens featuring local bush tucker and bush medicine plants. A visit through the museum shares uses of these plants, along with a selection of dioramas handcrafted by Warumungu artists to reflect their rich and diverse history. Museum entry includes an audio tour which also takes you out through the aridzone gardens, interpreting the plants and the landscape through Aboriginal eyes.

Follow your tour with a relaxing visit to Jajjikari Cafe, renowned for good coffee, then browse the local artwork, crafts, books and CDs in the retail area. One of the key benefits of a visit to our Centre is the chance to mingle with knowledgeable local Warumungu, who will take the time for a chat with you. We welcome you to learn about our ways, and look forward to meeting you!

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Pet Friendly Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Activities

Walks

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access

Indigenous Culture

Authentic Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Discover Aboriginal Experiences Indigenous experiences and/or cultural immersion Indigenous owned and controlled Indigenous themes and/or interpretation

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Nearby Things to Do

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Remnants of the well

Bonney Well

Tennant Creek, Barkly

The second, 3-roomed building at the site, showing evidence of vandalism and poor restoration techniques.

Powell Creek Telegraph Station

Tennant Creek, Barkly

The building depicts the Nyinkka lizard's head rising in greeting as you enter

Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Plaque on a rock describing Bill Allen

Bill Allen Lookout

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Davenport Ranges

Iytwelepenty / Davenport Ranges National Park

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Tingkarli Lake Mary-Anne

Tingkkarli/Lake Mary Ann

Tennant Creek, Barkly

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