Throughout this vast
Barkly region there are many wonderful discoveries and varied accommodation to be experienced
and enjoyed from your roadhouse facilities and outback stations, through to your
up market resort style accommodation.
With Tennant Creek
at the heart of the region, stretching south to Alice Springs,
this is the route of the famous explorer John McDouall Stuart (after which the
Stuart Highway is named), on his journey from Adelaide to Darwin. Visitors that
travel this stretch can still visit three of the Telegraph Stations located at
Tennant Creek, Barrow Creek and Alice Springs.
Traveller from Townsville to Tennant Creek will travel through the heart of
the Northern Territory and the vast grasslands of the Tablelands. This is the
original stock route where our Australian stockmen drove their cattle from the
East Kimberly region to the east coast of Australia.
For those travelling north from Tennant Creek to Katherine,
this provides an insight into our magnificent landscape, changing from the
semi-arid terrain, through grasslands and then into the vegetation synonymous
with the tropics. From dry river beds to big rivers, flat grassland to gorges
and ranges, townships, and natural attractions such as bird haven of Lake Woods
near the town of Elliot and the hot springs of
The Gulf region, takes its name from the Gulf of Carpentaria, a shallow sea
between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Access to the region can be via the
Savannah Way from Bourketown, the Tablelands Highway from Barkly Homestead, or
along the Carpentaria Highway from the Hi-Way Inn on the Stuart Highway. This
remote region is a magnet for those wanting to enjoy 4 wheel driving and
fishing. With coastal rivers and national parks, there are great opportunities
for bush walking and bird watching.
You can also follow the links to view our listed range of
Northern Territories Outback accommodation,
check out our South
Australia Outback accommodation or select any one of our popular destinations.