Tennant Creek to Darwin (subject to being updated)
Long distances between ‘watering holes’ is the endearing feature of the Stewart Highway. Officially starts in Adelaide and finishes in Darwin, or vice versa. Bustout joined the Stewart Highway at Tennant Creek. That was after joining the Barkly Highway at Cloncurry. The Barkly Highway has its beginnings in Townsville.
Sprinkled along the highway are small settlements, historic and scenic landmarks, and slowly changing vistas. These short stops help makes the trip a little more pleasurable than it might have been. There is very little traffic so the odd road train and upcoming landmarks helps to look forward to the next thing.
For us 100k per hour, at 2,500 revs and cruise control. Then sit back and relax.
After Tennant Creek there are the Pebbles. Some 5k of gravel to negotiate, but worth the visit.