Humpty Doo Information
Humpty Doo is a small town in the Northern territory with a population of around 6,000 people. The town is also home to the one of Australia’s big icons the Giant Boxing Crocodile.
The funny name of the town is surrounded in mystery and the actual meaning has been lost over time. Many people in the NT argue that the name came from the famous explorer McKinlay’s who was marooned by floodwaters and one of his men called out “any hump’ll do”. Other points of view is the town may be a derivative of “Umpty Dumpty” meaning upside down or be named after “Umididu” which in the aboriginal language means resting place.
Many come to visit Humpty Doo, as it is has the flavour of a truly outback-Australian town that is located not to far from Darwin. A great place to meet and greet some locals is at the Humpty Doo Hotel or the Bark Hut Inn that also features stuffed Australian animals and reptiles in the bar and dining area adding to the ambience and enjoyment.
Avid golfers will also enjoy the Humpty Doo Golf Club. With a 18-hole golf course set amongst tropical settings it is definitely one of Australia’s best tropical golf courses to play at while visiting town. The course is located off Pioneer Drive in Humpty Doo.
While staying in Humpty Doo an annual event not to miss is the Freds Pass Show held every year around May. This rural showcase features competitions, events, music, fireworks, extreme motor cross alongside some great rural farming and livestock displays.
Although the town wasn’t actually named after the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty if you are coming to town with the family a great hit with the kids is to visit Humpty Park.
Someone famous coming from Humpty Doo is Peter Stilsbury the only Australian professional wrestler to make it to the WWF with his Outback Jack character based on the bushman of Crocodile Dundee.
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