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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters September 28th 2013

With our brief but rewarding stop over in Kakadu completed, we set off south east back to the Stuart Highway, stopping at a number of points of interest as we travelled. The roads here are generally excellent, but remembering some are through wetlands (a nice name for swamp) so there are areas that are uneven. Our first stop was a little off the highway at Edith Falls. There is a national park camp here and many had said this was a great place to camp. We were out of luck as far as getting a camp site suited to our long vehicle, so just went walk about from the car park to look at the falls and the stream that flows away. It is a great place to cool off in the lake at the bottom ... read more
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Edith Falls
Stream from Edith Falls

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters November 9th 2012

9TH November 2012, Arrived at Daly Waters with its famous pub and caravan park. Daly Waters Pub has been a licensed pub since 1938. Daly Waters was the site for the first international airport in Australia prior to the 2nd World War. Enjoyed a relaxing afternoon by the pool. The pub was historic and rustic, filled with memorabillia from the 2nd World War to present. We had the famous barra and steak meal for dinner and it was scrumptious!!! The night was a little cooler (thank goodness!!!) compared to the previous couple of nights, so we were able to get a better night's sleep.... read more
Daly Waters Pub
The girls
Toilet at the Pub

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters September 13th 2011

It is hard work being a traveller. It is particularly difficult if you are the passenger, with not a great deal to do for hundreds of kilometres of driving. Sitting in the warmth of the sun coming through the glass, a lot of napping takes place. The driver doesn’t get the same privileges. We have taken to stopping at almost all the Roadhouses to stretch our legs, and also, as we found out yesterday, they have so much to offer in regards to character and culture. Tennant Creek was our first stop for the day, where we purchased a few supplies. We noticed that the majority of the population was aboriginal, unlike Alice Springs, where they appeared to be a minority. It was a Sunday when we went through, so that may not be an accurate ... read more
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Interior - Daly Waters Roadhouse
Ladies Toilet

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters September 3rd 2011

DANES BIRTHDAY -Travel Tennant Creek(TC) to Daly Waters Lounge(????Pub)(DWL) (4473 km to 4864 km). Refuse to call it a Pub after being told to be quiet at least twice by retired brigade whilst sitting at a table catching up with camping neighbours from Port Douglas 1994. Only 4 beers and I would be quieter than 70 % of people I know, so don t go there expecting the pub atmosphere(I've been to a lot of pubs all over OZ in my time.) but food is good and lots of stuff on walls,roof etc. Dane had a good day and dinner even with fair bit of driving. CADES DIARY It was my brothers 5th Birthday and he got a Razor Pro Scooter, Hot Wheels watch and a DSi. For dinner we went to the Daly Waters Pub ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters August 23rd 2011

Sunday 21st August 2011 An early rise (for a Sunday), saw us on the road before 9am, after saying our goodbyes to Michael and Sharon before getting John and Rosemary out of bed for the same. First stop, Camooweal the place we almost got to 4 days ago. We refuelled there and continued a short distance up the road to the billabong or Mary's Lake. This is a popular free camping spot and we had planned stop there. There was plenty of bird-life there and it would have been a great spot to stay, except we were now ready to move on after our 4 day delay. We had morning tea there, took some photos of the birds there, and we were off. Lunch was in the Northern Territory at a truck stop, we continuing on, ... read more
Camooweal Billiabong or Mary's Lake
Bird on the Billabong
Zebra finches near water at a rest stop

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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters August 12th 2011

Winton was the next stop on our journey. We met a lovely couple also from Brissy heading in the same direction so decided to convoy with them for a few days. Kim a chef was great as he cooked us some lovely meals whilst we were travelling with them. Including a Pork Roast with all the trimmings. Thanks Kim! We decided to stay at the Matilda Caravan park in Winton as it come highly recommended. One of the highlights of our time in Winton was the free entertainment at the caravan park each night. Susie and Mel 2 Aussie bush poets. They were a great laugh and very talented and entertaining. Winton is a nice country town with 4 pubs for its small pupulation of only 900. The Bledisloe Cup was on in Auckland whilst we ... read more
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Roxy relaxing on the road
Banka Banka Station

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters July 28th 2011

Hello to you all again and isn’t time going by quickly. It’s the start of our third week on the road and there is so much to do and see. Unfortunately we didn’t get to Kings Canyon and a few other places recommended to us by other travellers but this just means that we will need to come back sometime in the future ( keep your long service leave accruing babe). Well in Alice Springs we’ve had a lovely time. The weather has been great during the day with tops of approx 20 degrees, beautiful sunshine and a limited amount of clouds with a dress code of tees and short pants, but the nights are BLOODY COLD!!!!!!!. Ski gear would be more appropriate at night, but I did listen to The GMan when packing (Na ya ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters July 28th 2011

41 photos to enjoy - sorry may be a little out of sequence as we're having a little trouble loading them.... read more
School of the air range
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Along for the ride

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters July 1st 2011

We've been playing tourists so not too much to report! In Darwin we took tours, saw sights and bought some prawns ($20 for 3 1/2 kilos - FOUR meals) From Darwin we headed east into Kakadu. (Now need a $25 permit to go there) Whilst there we took a tour into Arnhem Land and learned some "aboriginal stuff". Took a sunset cruise on some lagoons off the South Alligator River. Saw several BIG crocodiles. From there we headed south, but our plan to go back to Alice changed and we are now leaving from Darwin. Do you know the difference between a kangaroo and a wallaby? The Wallabies play rugby and the Kangaroos play league! In truth the kangaroo has a "fixed" bone at the base of its tail which means it can't put its arse ... read more
Black Cockatoo
East Alligator River
Bus tour

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Daly Waters September 26th 2010

Day 84 Katherine to Daly Waters (Sat 25th Sept) Up this morning in time to get some pics of the pre-dawn sky which was a beautiful red colour. Heather and I had to be ready to leave at 0645 as we were going for a helicopter flight over the Katherine Gorge. Our pilot was Scott, and he took us up in a little tiny yellow helicopter that looked like a bubble. He explained that while people said there were 13 gorges, there was really just one, but the low water levels meant it was divided into 13 separate pools of water. The flight was about 20 minutes long and well worth it, we even saw some water buffalo and some kayaks on the water. The others came by in the coach to pick us up at ... read more
Katherine Gorge
A bit of fun
Pink Panther Pub




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