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In open tropical woodlands 75 kilometers south of Mataranka, Larrimah is a former railway town good for a stopover. The town consists of three main establishments which provide a good variety of accommodation and services, and the nearby ghost town of Birdum is fun to explore.
The historic township of Larrimah, located 250 kilometers south of Katherine, is a pleasant stop along the Stuart Highway. Its traditional owners are the Yangman Aboriginal people, whose descendants live today in the nearby community of Wubuluwan and in other communities around the region. The Yangaman people believe Dreaming tracks of the Storm Bird (a Channel Bill Cuckoo) helped create the surrounding landscape.
Originally a staging camp for more than 3,000 servicemen during the Second World War, Larrimah is one of the Territory’s most historic towns with a memorabilia display at the old Police Station. Don’t pass up one of Fran’s famous home made pies, you can’t miss the signs.
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Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide. 1500 klm a jouney to remember and you have never really known Australian until you visit both Uluru (Ayers Rock), Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Kakadu.