Barkly Homestead - Tablelands Highway - Cape Crawford
The Barkly Tablelands are well suited to cattle grazing and economically it is one of the most important areas for pastoral production in the NT. The Mitchell and Flinders grasses provide excellent feed on the rich black soils. The largest lease (Brunette Downs) is over 12,000 square kms and runs around 65,000 head of cattle.
This afternoon we pass through Cape Crawford and take the Savannah Way north to Lorella Spring Station. This one million acre station sits adjacent to the newly declared Limmen National Park and stretches all the way to the shores of the Gulf. We spend the next two nights here in various styles of accommodation, including permanent tents and cabins. All accommodation is relatively new, with some rooms featuring private en-suite bathrooms. (B, L, D)