The Pebbles Campsite, NT (17km N of Tennant Creek)

Day 156 – 22nd July 2011
The Pebbles Campsite, NT (17km N of Tennant Creek)

Today was a travel day. Along the way we stopped at Larrimah to have a look in the museum in the old telegraph repeater station and the Larrimah “Pink Panther” Pub. Next we continued on to Daly Waters where we visited the historic Pub which has walls covered in a collection of memorabilia such as banknotes, bras, business cards etc. We also stopped at the Stuart Tree, a tree where explorer Stuart carved a large letter ‘S’, and the Qantas hangar, in the early 1930’s Qantas used Daly Waters as a refuelling stop on the Singapore leg of its Sydney-London run. Further along the drive we made a detour to the ghost town of Newcastle Waters, once a former droving town at the intersection of northern Australia’s two most important stock routes – the Murranji and the Barkly. We camped the night at The Pebbles (Kundjarra), a formation of granite boulders and an Aboriginal sacred women’s Dreaming site.

Larrimah Museum

Larrimah Pub

Pink Panther Pub

Daly Waters Qantas Hangar

Ready for take off

Daly Waters Pub

Daly Waters Pub

Funny stand opposite Daly Waters Pub

Stuart Tree

Scenery along the long drive

Newcastle Waters' Drover Statue

Newcastle Waters Pub

Who wants a beer?

Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters Store

Andrew having a chat to a local

Newcastle Waters

The Pebbles

Sunset at the Pebbles

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