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    Northern Territory Major Routes and Roads

    Explorers Way
    The journey through the heart of Australia - from Adelaide to Darwin on the Stuart Highway - is one of the nationís greatest driving adventures. The Stuart Highway is, in every sense, Explorerís Way. It follows the route of intrepid explorer John McDouall Stuart, who in 1862 became the first person to traverse the continent from south to north. These days the trip is infinitely easier, with a high-quality sealed highway following Stuartís 3,245-kilometre journey through South Australia and the Northern Territory. Youíll accomplish the route in seven days of relentless driving, but two weeks are recommended for a real insight into this breathtaking wilderness http://www.darwintoalicesprings.com/ Courtesy of Tourism Sourth Australia and Tourism Northern Territory


    Overlander Way
    The Overlander's Way tourism drive links Tennant Creek and Townsville via the outback towns of Camooweal, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, and Charters Towers. Otherwise known as the Barkly and Flinders Highways, it retraces the footsteps of pioneering cattlemen who drove their herds across the vast inland through the Barkly Tablelands. Barkly Homestead is located 210 kms from Tennant Creek at the junction of the Barkly and Tablelands Highways. The homestead is a popular stopover on the way to and from Queensland and offers fuel and supplies, motel accommodation, camping sites and a licensed bar and restaurant. The Barkly tablelands run east from Tennant Creek towards the Queensland border and are among the most important cattle grazing areas in the Northern Territory.


    Stuart Highway
    The Stuart Highway is one of Australia's major roadways. In the past it was often known simply as The Track. The highway is named after the explorer John McDouall Stuart one of the first European to cross Australia from South to North, and this highway more or less follows his original route. The highway was finally only fully sealed in the middle 1980s as part of the Australia's bicentenary roadworks programme. The entire highway is part of the current Australian National Highway system. It forms part of Highway 1 from Darwin to Daly Waters in Northern Territory and is assigned National Route 87 for the remaining 1243 miles (2,000km) south to Port Augusta in South Australia (Redesignated as National Route A87 in South Australia). The Stuart Highway covers approximately 2,800km (1700 miles), connecting Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory, via Alice Springs. Its proper routing is from Port Augusta to Darwin. http://www.darwintoalicesprings.com/


    Arnhemland Highway
    Arnhem Highway from Darwin to Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory Australia is 253klm. They say it takes 3 hours, when we travelled it took 7 hours. The reason is there was so much to see and do. There was Fogg Dam, Windows to the Wetlands, Jumping Crocodiles Cruises, Termite Mounds, Bark Hut Inn, Mary River and more. Courtesy of http://www.darwintokakadu.com/


    Savannah Way
    The Savannah Way is one of Australia's 4wd adventure self drive routs in Australia if not the region. The Savannah Way links Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia. The road actually passes via the small Northern territory town of Katherine some 332klm south of Darwin the Capital of Northern Territory and a further 253klm from Kakadu National Park Courtesy of http://www.savannahway.com.au Tourism Western Australia, Tourism Northern Territory and Tourism Queensland. http://www.darwintobroome.com/

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