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Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Authentic Aussie Heartbreak Hotel quirky campsite for NT road travellers

Astonishing Heartbreak Burger.
Astonishing Heartbreak Burger.

You have got to love the Heartbreak Hotel and Caravan Park near Borroloola particularly as The Lost City is just down the road. As the address is authentic Oz, Cnr Carpentaria and Tablelands Highway, Cape Crawford, Northern Territory what’s not to love?

So it is only 106km south-west of Borroloola. In NT terms that’s “near”.

But it takes special people to love this hotel. The Heartbreak is a Northern Territory icon. It does not ask for, it demands respect. Fall short and the hotel will break heart and will. So don’t mess with this frontier experience.

A steady flow of caravanners, fishermen, tourist, backpackers, ringers and miners spend time at the Heartbreak. It is a roadhouse, it has motel style accommodation, a restaurant, a Dinki Di Outback bar, a beer garden with its own pool and of course a Caravan Park and Camping area.

Tour buses are always welcomed and accommodated.

Over the last 11 years the new beer garden with a swimming pool has been built. Four new luxury cabins have been started to compliment the Heartbreak’s standard hotel rooms.

Quirky Heartbreak Hotel NT.
Quirky Heartbreak Hotel NT.

Mate it just gets better. It has been about 10,000 years since Cape Crawford saw the sea.

Hit the frog and toad from Darwin and the Hotel is 275km East of The Daly Waters Highway Inn. At Highway Inn turn off the Stuart Highway and head down the Carpentaria Highway towards the hotel which is on the corner of the Carpentaria and Tablelands Highways.

From Barkley Homestead travel up the end of the Tablelands Highway 375km.Heading west down the Carpentaria Highway the hotel is 110km from Borroloola. Cape Crawford is one of the most magnificent wilderness eco areas ever designed by Mother Nature. The hotel is perfectly positioned to capture spectacular views of the landscape. A remarkably civilized place amidst absolute wilderness.

There are 30 hotel rooms, four amenities blocks on site, all with hot showers and toilets which are signed Mangoes or No Mangoes. There are 44 Powered sites in operation, all with taps nearby for clear drinking water. Enjoy the green lawns and park under the shade from one of the many trees to be found in the caravan site.

There are heaps of spots to put tents down for the night and an endless sky of stars at night.

Heartbreak does not allot slots on the powered sites, so early arrivals get greater choice.

Heartbreak Hotel has helicopter flights to the Lost City, and it tak