Postcard From The Northern Territory

Headed north on the Stewart Highway, Northern Territory

There’s several ways to get to Darwin in the Northern Territory, but only one direct route by road – straight up the Stewart Highway from Adelaide to Alice Springs, to Darwin. This is the heart of our travel – a road trip that keeps us close to the ground where we get to meet people and learn about how they live.

The Barrow Creek Hotel (pub) and roadhouse.

It’s 1,100 miles from the border with South Australia to Darwin, through a sparsely populated countryside with small towns and cattle stations (ranches) scattered across the 522,000 square miles of the Northern Territory.

Rod at the Larrimah Pink Panther Hotel where the bull shit is free….

There are long distances between fuel stops and you’re not absolutely sure that there’s going to be fuel at the next roadhouse, though there usually is. And it’s hot out here, but the funky little roadhouses offer a place where you can stretch your legs, fuel up, get a cold drink, and enjoy the character(s!). Many are old historic bars where drovers and sheep shearers stopped for a cold one before moving on down the road.

Daly Waters Pub.
A giant sculpture next to the Aileron roadhouse.

About rkcaton

We like to travel and even spent nine years roaming around North America in a 40 foot motorhome. We're now back in a home in Washington state roaming by car, air, and boat.
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6 Responses to Postcard From The Northern Territory

  1. Laurel says:

    What an adventure! Love those quirky little pubs. Makes for a very colorful trip.

  2. rkcaton says:

    Why decorate when everyone that stops by leaves something on the walls or ceiling? They really are something.

  3. BoCat says:

    I am loving your photos, guys!

  4. Alan K Weiss says:

    We’re enjoying all your postings. What a different and interesting country you are exploring in your little RV, which looks nice by the way. We’re back in Indio and it is hot also. Take care and keep the photos coming…

  5. Cindy says:

    Love the Pink Panther Hotel sign. Cold beer, free b.s….can’t beat that! And the giant sculpture at Aileron Roadhouse is stunning!

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