You might expect to see only a few tourists around the Top End at this time of the year, as the weather starts to get hot and sticky.

But it seems they are staying longer than usual in some parts of the Territory.

Lindsay Carmichael from the Daly Waters Pub says there have been plenty of travellers around all season, and they don't seem ready to go home just yet.

"The whole season has been really, really good," he said.

"There has been a massive number of caravans on the road this year, and we've had a lot of people using our accommodation.

"In the last six years we've managed to keep the caravan numbers at a reasonable level at this time of year, and it's actually extending each season by about two or three weeks."

Mr Carmichael and his wife, Robyn, have owned the iconic outback pub for the past 11 years.

He says although the tourist season will soon come to a close, the couple still have a busy few months ahead of them.

"It will be quiet, as far as the customers go, but it is also our repair and maintenance period," he said.

"We will start re-seeding grass at the caravan park, pruning and planting more trees, and we'll paint the pub.

"There is heaps to do."

 

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