Old country pubs
We took a detour off the main highway to visit Newcastle Waters, which has a Drovers Memorial park and several historic buildings. It was a surprise when we crossed over floodwaters teeming with bird life and Mel and I spent quite a bit of time photographing the herons and other birds we found there.
That afternoon we arrived at Daly Waters, which was the birthplace of Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services (Qantas) and became the first inland international airport in Australia, as well as having the oldest pub in the Territory. Quite amazing when you consider that the Stuart Highway wasn’t even built yet.
On the road the following day, we stopped for lunch at the bright pink Larrimah Hotel, which has a zoo with heaps of birds and animals, including a couple of crocodiles, that you can visit for free. There is also a telegraph museum there with interesting things to see and read about. For lunch we bought one of their chunky and really yummy home made meat pies and that was just one more good reason for making a stop at the Larrimah Pub.