Wycliffe Well

About 100km South of Tennant Creek we made a brief stopover at the Wycliffe Well Roadhouse. The township itself boasts at being the UFO capital of Australia!

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It sure is big sky country out this way and although the stargazing is amazing, and despite our best efforts – we saw no extraterrestrial activity. No beam me up scotties, no probing, no crop circles, nothin! The Roadhouse itself though is photo worthy.

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On a historical note once the North-South stock route bore was built in 1937 Wycliffe Well became a growing hub.  Tomatoes, lettuces, watermelons and cabbages grew well in the rich red soil.  The vegies were at the time transported with no refrigeration along a 40km/hr track to various WWII camps along the way to Darwin.  Sure makes you appreciative of just how lucky we are to live in our times.

 

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