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Sep 29, 2014 - Daly Waters

Our navigation this morning said turn left in 540klms. It's a big country. We called into Daly waters. It's a very small place but the pub and caravan park is iconic. There are all sorts of things hanging around plus a bush stage and a bower to sit under. We decided to stay for their beef and barra dinner and stay overnight. The pool is cold and very refreshing. The beef and barra dinner was great. Accompanied with salad. This has been a lovely stay here.

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Jun 26, 2014 - Tennant Creek to Daly Waters

A long drive today of 425 km in quite blustery conditions but most of the time the wind was in the right direction. It’s not quite shorts weather but definitely short sleeves & sandals. I found lots of places to see so with all the stops I didn’t arrive here until about 3:30. I was going to stop at Renner Springs but it was only noon, so too early. The next possible stop was Elliott which is about halfway between Tennant Creek & Mataranka, but the town has really deteriorated since I was through there in 2009. I was breath-tested on my way...

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Jan 4, 2014 - New Years Eve at the Daly Waters Pub

We made it to the Daly Waters Pub for New Years Eve. We did a bit of photo swapping and then started our glam up for the party. The theme was Fluro/neon. We all looked pretty spectacular. We had a nice meal and a fun night. We mainly played cards while the young ones partied on. At midnight there was a fantastic fireworks display. There were people there from Darwin, Katherine and Elliot. They certainly travel a long way for a party, but not as long as us!

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Dec 14, 2013 - Daly Waters

Dec 14 Saturday Today we left Litchfield and travelled to Adelaide River, where we decided to take the scenic route, and visit Robin Falls, this was a good camping area, no problems getting the van in. We completed the 300 meter?? walk to the Falls but we didn't do the last little climb over the rocks to go into the pool even though it looked inviting. After returning to the van and continuing on this narrow, roughish sealed rough, we hit Stuart Hwy at Hayes Creek Roadhouse and heading into Katherine, did a bit of a shop and checked with...

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Nov 4, 2013 - Darwin to Daly Waters

We made our way back to Katherine in no time and went to Woolies to stock up on supplies for the next few days. I had to go to the toilet while we were there and I couldn't believe I had to pay $1 to enter the toilets! I thought the guy was joking! We were also hoping to grab a couple of bottles of scotch but discovered the bottle shops don't open til 2pm, so we jumped back in the car and headed east. I'd heard a few good things about the Mataranka thermal swimming holes so I was excited to go there and have a swim. We went to the first one...

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Sep 6, 2013 - Daly Waters

06/09, 07/09,08/09 Stayed at Daly Waters overnight but we stayed at the Hi-Way Inn caravan park instead as we thought being Friday night it will get rowdy at the pub. The management gave us a voucher for a free beer and wine at sundown, which was very nice we also decided to stay for tea and since we can’t catch Barra, we decided to order it instead and it was beautiful. In the afternoon we called over at the iconic Daly Waters pub to have a beer and check it out. It is everything people have been saying about it. Quirky, unusual and a must...

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Aug 22, 2013 - Darwin Disaster

We arrived in Darwin from Kakadu with a couple of stops along the way at West Aligator River (I think) and a servo that had a few animals. The buffalo sucked my fingers like a poddy calf. Our accommodation left a lot to be desired. We stayed on Mitchell Street the nightlife hot spot, above a nightclub that played dus dus music till all hours, until it ended in a fight. We went on a double decker bus tour around to see the sights. We visited the Defence of Darwin Military museum. It was amazing with interactive displays. So 22nd century....

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Aug 16, 2013 - Daly Waters - Oh what a night!

We said Goodbye to Aleysha in Tennant Creek and we were on the road again heading for Daly Waters. The Daly Waters pub is the oldest in the NT. It is a tin shack in the middle of nowhere, where hundreds of travellers come together every day - campers and vanies and cabin dwellers like us come from miles around to see this iconic tin shack. Each night they cook barra and beef on the Barbie, the best I've had in a long while. The crowd are entertained by musicians and comedians, certainly not what I was expecting. If you are after doudy...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Daly Waters

(Ben) Daly Waters is not far up the highway from Newcastle Waters and so even after spending an hour looking around the ghost town of Newcastle Waters, we still got into Daly Waters before midday. Apart from the pub, with attached caravan park, there really isn't much current action happening in Daly Waters. Like a lot of these places it has some interesting and unusual (white) history. Daly Waters seems very proud of the fact that it was Australia's first international airport - it was a re-fuelling stop for QANTAS international flights...

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Aug 7, 2012 - Mataranka

Back in a Telstra reception area! After we left the Barkly Homestead, it was down the road to "Threeways", turned right. It was along here that we ran into the verge mowing crew. A couple of big green tractors (John Deere) with slashers going over the road verges. Even had 2 blokes with whipper snippers going around the white posts. Only about 3,000 or more kms. God knows how many white posts. Hey Bruce, don't let them whinge about going around the post and ropes along the cart paths. Tell 'em you'll get them a job out here! The first photo...

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May 16, 2012 - Newcastle Waters/Daly Waters

12th May After watching a beautiful sunrise at the Marbles we are on the road again.Our plan is to travel to Elliot.Spend a couple of days at the Longreach waterhole.A very hot travelling day, the surrounding scenery is very lush and lots of wattle in full bloom. A lunch break at Renner Springs we were told by the locals that the road into the waterhole is in poor condition.At Elliot we refuelled very glad we are not spending the night told again that conditions are not good very rough and dry.A group meeting was called and it is decided...

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