The oldChinese bakery in Pine Creek

Pine Creek - Places to See

Pine Creek
Fascinating historic town full of unusual buildings and memories of the old railway and telegraph line.
Located 248 km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway Pine Creek was named after the local creek which was crossed in December 1870 by the teams constructing the Overland Telegraph Line. The creek was notable, as the name suggests, for the many pines on its banks. One of the OTL workers, Sydney Herbert, noted 'This creek was by no means large, but was remarkable for the pines growing there'.

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The Larrimah Hotel

Larrimah - Places to See

Larrimah (including Gorrie Airstrip)
Tiny township on the Stuart Highway south of Katherine.
The small settlement of Larrimah is located 184 metres above sea level on the Stuart Highway 534 km south of Darwin and 177 km south of Katherine. Originally the terminus for the infamous North Australian railway - 'the line to nowhere' - it was, in fact, 8 km to the north of the real terminus at Birdum. Today Larrimah is just another stopover point on the Stuart Highway with a roadhouse, a caravan park, budget accommodation and a delightful outback pub, The Larrimah Hotel, which was actually the pub at Birdum until it was moved to Larrimah in 1952. There are now no relics at all of the railway line which was closed down in 1976.

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Crossing the Calvert River near Wollogorang

Wollogorang

Wollogorang
Huge cattle station on the Gulf of Carpentaria near the Queensland border.
It would be hard to imagine a place in the Northern Territory where the elusive 'spirit of the Territory' is more persuasively captured than Wollogorang Station. This is outback Australia, with all its rough edges showing, at its most authentic.

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Wangi Falls, Litchfield Park.

Batchelor

Batchelor (including Rum Jungle and Litchfield Park)
The entrance to one of the Northern Territory's most beautiful and untouched parks.
Batchelor lies 98 km south of Darwin. It came to prominence with the discovery of uranium at Rum Jungle. Today it is the entrance to the magnificent Litchfield Park with its series of spectacular spring-fed creeks and falls.

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Bathurst Island - Fast Facts

Bathurst Island
Bathurst and Melville Islands are known as the Tiwi Islands. They are both popular destinations for one and two day trips from Darwin.
Bathurst Island lies 80 km to the north of Darwin across the Beagle Gulf and covers an area of 2 600 sq. km. The home of the Tiwi Aborigines (it is now an Aboriginal Reserve) for thousands of years the island was first sighted by Europeans in 1644 when Abel Tasman passed by on his way from Batavia.

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Bathurst Island - Culture and History

Bathurst Island
Bathurst and Melville Islands are known as the Tiwi Islands. They are both popular destinations for one and two day trips from Darwin.
Bathurst Island lies 80 km to the north of Darwin across the Beagle Gulf and covers an area of 2 600 sq. km. The home of the Tiwi Aborigines (it is now an Aboriginal Reserve) for thousands of years the island was first sighted by Europeans in 1644 when Abel Tasman passed by on his way from Batavia.

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Bathurst Island - Places to See

Bathurst Island
Bathurst and Melville Islands are known as the Tiwi Islands. They are both popular destinations for one and two day trips from Darwin.
Bathurst Island lies 80 km to the north of Darwin across the Beagle Gulf and covers an area of 2 600 sq. km. The home of the Tiwi Aborigines (it is now an Aboriginal Reserve) for thousands of years the island was first sighted by Europeans in 1644 when Abel Tasman passed by on his way from Batavia.

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Batchelor - Fast Facts

Batchelor (including Rum Jungle and Litchfield Park)
The entrance to one of the Northern Territory's most beautiful and untouched parks.
Batchelor lies 98 km south of Darwin. It came to prominence with the discovery of uranium at Rum Jungle. Today it is the entrance to the magnificent Litchfield Park with its series of spectacular spring-fed creeks and falls.

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