After leaving Adels Grove we travelled along the unsealed Gregory Downs/Camooweal Road on our way to the Northern Territory and to spend the night at the Barkly Homestead Roadhouse.
We had originally intended to spend the next night at Elliott but found a good recommendation on WikiCamps for a little place a bit further north and so we continued on to Dunmarra.
What a lovely place to stay – the staff were welcoming and friendly, the facilities were good (even if they are getting a bit old) and the bird life was amazing. We went to ‘happy hour’ at the local bar ($5 for a pot of beer!) where we got chatting to Graham, the guy who had shown us to our site. Turns out that Graham and his wife are from Tuncurry, NSW and spent a few weeks in Dunmarra on a trip north nine years ago. They have returned to Dunmarra every year since then to spend three months helping the owner out during the peak tourist season and he certainly had a few interesting stories to tell in relation to some of the travellers who pass through!
Our destination the next day was Katherine and on the way we stopped in at the Daly Waters to see the iconic Daly Waters Pub followed by Mataranka Springs and Bitter Springs for a refreshing dip or two (we thought Bitter Springs was much nicer and better than Mataranka Springs).
Our next stop was Darwin where we only spent a couple of nights before heading south again …