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  • ENTRANCE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
    ENTRANCE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
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  • THE ENTRANCE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
    THE ENTRANCE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
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  • BEWARE OF THE CROCODILES WHEN SWIMMING
    BEWARE OF THE CROCODILES WHEN SWIMMING
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Batchelor Things to Do

  • Litchfield National Park – Part 1

    Tip posted on both Darwin and Batchelor ‘things to do’ Our reason for staying in Batchelor was the nearby Litchfield National Park. Our brief look at the Top End included Kakadu, Katherine for the gorge and return to Darwin. It was easier staying one night in Batchelor rather than back tracking when staying in Darwin.The entrance to the park is...

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  • Litchfield National Park – Part 2

    Tip posted on both Darwin and Batchelor ‘things to do’ The only other part of Litchfield that we explored was the Buley Rockholes and Florence Falls area and combined that with a walk through aptly named Shady Creek walk. The rock holes were a spectacular collection of bathing areas completely safe from crocs, however not from the human morons who...

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  • Batchelor public loo's

    As I said in the introduction to Batchelor, it is not a very big town. However it does have a unique attraction for those 'busting' to spend their time.Seems in many small towns the locals look for something, ANYTHING to fill in their day. Seeing that this town does not have traffic lights where the locals can linger and watch the passing parade of...

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Batchelor Restaurants

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    by sirgaw Written Aug 4, 2012

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    The small town of Batchelor was originally named Rum Jungle and according to legend, a cart carrying rum for the miners and locals in the area overturned. The 2 men on board decided to consume the entire cargo resulting in one very long bender (Oz slang for drinking session. Seeing Northern Territorians have a well-deserved reputation for drinking, this story probably tops all others.

    There is very little choice for eating in the town (there maybe 3 or 4 places to eat evening meals) and what is on offer is expensive; except at the Rum Jungle Tavern where we found the meals to be a great standard at reasonable prices with plenty of drinks on offer.

    We choose to eat in the beer garden where it was a bit quieter away from the din of other drinkers and the all pervading racket of both a large screen TV and smaller TV screens blaring out the latest races from where ever.

    The pool tables and gaming machines (slot machines) complete the ambience of the seemingly well managed establishment.

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    • National/State Park
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Batchelor Warnings and Dangers

  • Lock your car

    Although the sign above was photoed at Litchfield National Park, the warning is relevant for all other area of Northern Territory and Australia.It would be so easy for a thief to sit in his or her car pretending to be map reading, napping or whatever and is actually watching you and if you lock your car. He or she would be well versed in locking...

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  • I ALWAYS CARRY THESE NECCESITIES

    When travelling in the tropics and excessively hot area I ALWAYS carry these essential items.. not many but they are ALL handy when needed.. Firstly I carry a small backpack that carries my Digital camera gear (out of sight). I make sure that I have more than ENOUGH FRESH WATER for my journey for the day. A good reliable Insect and Mosquito...

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Batchelor Sports & Outdoors

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    Tennis Courts

    by skatzcatz Written Jul 27, 2007

    If your staying in Batchelor for a fw days you may be able to use the local tennis courts for a game or 2. Details at the courts for booking.

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Batchelor Favorites

  • Visitors Centre

    Across the road from the Batchelor General Store. Drop in for a chat and to ask any questions about the

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  • Batchelor Homemade Takeaway

    Next door to the General Store in Batchelor is the takeaway. Offering pies, chicken, etc its a nice place to stop for a bite if your hungry on the way home from Litchfield.

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  • Batchelor General Store

    It the middle of Batchelor is the Batchelor General Store. Offering a small range of supermarket items and as a Fuel stop when entering or leaving Litchfield Park. Also good as a break and icecream on the way up to Darwin.

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