Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park - NT

  Caravan Park


DEG: -14.51844 132.197403
DMS: 14º 31' 6.38" S 132º 11' 50.65" E
UTM: 53 L 8393082mN 197930mE
Altitude: 102.89m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Caravan Park


271.49kms SouthEast of Darwin - Driving 323 km (3 hours 21 mins)

Address & Contact

Cossack NT 0822
Phone: +61 (8) 8972 15
Email: N/A


Manbulloo Homestead is a working cattle property situated on the banks of the Katherine River, nine kilometres along the Victoria Highway west of Katherine. This unique hideaway offers large grassed shady sites, rooms and a cabin set amid tropical gardens. Activities include fishing, bird watching, animal feeding and nature walks along the river.
The Australian Army constructed the Manbulloo Abattoir near the Katherine River on Manbulloo Station during WW2 as part of their strategy to feed the troops in the area by slaughtering local cattle. They erected 46 buildings, including two mess huts used by the engineers who serviced the abattoirs. There were chilling rooms, barracks, mess halls and poultry yards.
Aboriginal stockmen would drive cattle to the abattoir from the Pine Creek area, Mataranka and Manbulloo. By the end of 1944 up to 700 head per week were being slaughtered at the abattoir.
The 2/3rd Australian Field Butchery Platoon was one of the units that operated the abattoir. The meat was chilled on site prior to dispatch the the three services serving in the Northern Territory.

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Tindal at 01/11:00pm CST
Distance from Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park 19.93km E
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Katherine Aviation Museum
Distance from Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park 11.68km NE
Mean Max. °C34.633.934.
Mean Min. °C24.223.923.120.816.813.813.014.620.123.724.624.5
Mean Rain mm261.9243.7207.345.

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