Remote NT roadhouse is a welcome stop for truckies

The remote Aileron Roadhouse, which is located 134km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, is a welcome and popular stop for truckies.

Numerous drivers have told me they like stopping off there because the staff are friendly, and the food is tasty and reasonably priced.

Located along the Stuart Highway, the only buildings at Aileron are the roadhouse and a nearby station.

I spoke to worker Kylie Malone there on January 29 and she said about 30 trucks stop there regularly.

“One just pulled up out the front now and many are repeat customers,” she commented.

I asked her what the favourite food for hungry truckies was, and she said many who stop off in the morning opt for the big breakfast.

“They can have a variety such as bacon, eggs cooked how they want, and hash browns. During the day some like steak and onion sandwiches or rump with veggies or salad,” she said.

The roadhouse is open from 6.30am until 7.30pm seven days a week.

Many of the drivers are travelling from Adelaide or Melbourne to Darwin and stop there for a free shower and to use the toilets.

You can’t miss the Aboriginal sculptures standing on the hilltop next to the roadhouse.

These are sculptures of the Anmatjere Man and Anmatjere Woman and child.

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