Pine Creek

We pulled into Pine Creek to fill up with water. The town, although small has a long history. Gold was discovered in the area in 1870 and it the town received its name because the area was covered with Cypress pines. (The pines have long gone as they have been cut down for building.) The town did have a railway station but it closed in 1976 and the new line from Adelaide to Darwin, which was completed in 2004, didn’t add a siding for the town. Now days the town is a great stop off point for Kakadu, Nitmiluk or Litchfield National Parks. Pine Creek has a lovely cafe that looks like a train. We grabbed morning tea here when we first come through. This time after we filled up with water we had lunch at the local pub then we were on our way.

 

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