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Aug 23, 2016 - Pine Creek

Have added extra to the previous page on our Darwin Stay. Left Bobbie's home at 1020 on 23rd, after 5+1/2 weeks. As always, loved my time back in the Top End, but it was soooo humid!!! Very unusual for this time of the year and the last day or so, we have seen very dark clouds forming, so they may be in for an early Build Up to the Wet, which will make for a very uncomfortable 6 months or so. We have pulled in to Pine Creek, 200kms south of Darwin for a few days, for a look around. Only 99 kms to go when he move on to Katherine on Friday...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Pine Creek

Up the centre 22.7.16 Pine Creek Only needed a sheet on last night, and still hot today, used the air conditioner on cool for the first time for an afternoon rest. This morning we went for a drive, stopping first at Lake Copperfield Dam. Not much there, but the water was very clear, could see many tiny fish and tadpoles. Have been passing many really tall ant hills, and they are such interesting shapes, almost as if they have been individually designed. Noel thinks I take photos of everything, of course I don't!! But a really red dragon...

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Jul 21, 2016 - Mataranka to Pine Creek

Up the Centre 21.7.16 Mataranka to Pine Creek 220km HAPPY 60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY KEN and JUNE, Pray you had a wonderful day. Left Mataranka this morning, stopped at Katherine to do some shopping, then got here at Pine Creek about 1pm. We are at a park beside the service station, it is very basic, and would tell others coming this way to stay at one of the other parks here. Pine Creek has three caravan parks, police station, school, service station, pub, motel, railway museum, and another museum. Just drove around and looked through...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Douglas daly

Clare had arranged to camp with friends at the Douglas daly hot springs, but it was in a national park so I couldn't stay there with panda, so I camped around the corner at a caravan park on the Douglas river. It was beautiful and quiet and there weren't many people there as they were all packed into the small area at the national park! I dropped in on Clare a couple of times and just left panda in the car while I had a brief dip in the hot springs. It is an interesting spot, there are two shallow streams that meet together and one is...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Robin falls

Robin falls is a lovely place not far from mount bundy station, so Clare and I did a day trip there. We probably should have camped there as the campsite was free and absolutely lovely. It's a good example of some of the lovely places you can go with your dog in Australia . We took Mateo swimming in a lovely clear stream. The track to the falls involved climbing over rocks so Clare and Mateo could only go part of the way. Panda and I climbed to the top pool for a swim. Panda jumped straight in while I was trying to take my shoes off. To...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Pine creek

Pine creek is a great little mining town with great mining displays. I stayed at a random place across the highway called pussycat flats. It's the golf course and race track, and get this- you can camp wherever you want, even on the green or the track itself. $8 camping - and you have to pay at the bar - so I ended up staying for a $24 surf and turf

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Oct 27, 2013 - Kakadu NP and beyond

Up early again to repeat our Yellow Water boat ride. Great views of many of the same birds from last night and better views of many. Again we saw many, many saltwater/estuarine crocodiles and heard a number of stories about why they are so feared...they are man-eaters. As we traveled through Kakadu NP we learned even more about the local aboriginal culture, history, and rock art. We visited Nourlaingie Rock to see more rock art and the Warredjen Cultural Center, both of which were fabulously informative. The local aboriginal landowners...

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Jul 31, 2009 - Darwin to Pine Creek

Friday 24th to Monday 27th July Selina (special guest blogger): For five sun drenched days I left the July chill of Sydney far behind and was warmed by the brilliant winter sunshine of the Territory. I was also warmed by being with Lorraine and Gary, my dear friends who made me feel welcomed from the first moment and embraced me into their lap of Australia adventure. Loz & Gaz were so hospitable that Gaz even put one of the seats back into the 4 wheel drive for me and then Loz let me sit in the front seat the WHOLE WAY. From careering...

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Jun 25, 2009 - Pine Creek

PINE CREEK: 24th June. We headed south again on the Stuart Highway stopping along the way at the town of Adelaide River to visit the Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct. Construction of the Palmerston to Pine Creek Railway in 1888 was part of the great dream for a north-south transcontinental railway. Adelaide River, midpoint on the railway boasted tea rooms and the largest bridge on the line (500 feet long). During World War II the town was a major forward supply base and hosted a large military presence and it was during this time...

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May 22, 2007 - Gagudju Lodge Cooinda to Pine Creek Northern Territory 20 April 2007

Sylvia's Comments Disappointed I had not been able to persuade Jeff to get up early for the dawn cruise, having seen so many sunsets here in Australia, I thought a sunrise would be nice. We were up and waiting for the bus to transport us the short distance from the lodge to the Yellow Water where the boat went from. The road had a barrier across it and we soon discovered why, the car park was under a foot of water and I thought we might have to wade out to the boat. However the driver managed to get the bus close enough to the boat ramp...

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Jul 4, 2006 - Umbrawarra Gorge NP

Headed north from Edith without a definite destination in mind. Stumbled across Umbrawarra Nature park at Pine Creek info centre - Pine Creek being a renowned gold mining town. We decide to head out, have lunch and go from there. It was about 30k off Stuart Highway on a dirt track. Our nice easy lunch turned into a bit of an arduous journey. With only around 10Kms to go we get our first flat tyre of the trip. With the trailer hitched and the bike rack on the spare, it was a fair bit of work getting the swap done, but we got there. Lunch was...

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