Alpurrurulam - NT



DEG: -20.98552 137.84913
DMS: 20º 59' 7.87" S 137º 50' 56.89" E
UTM: 53 K 7676816mN 796227mE
Altitude: 200m


Place Type

Population - Town


946.39kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 1732 km (1 day 0 hours)

Address & Contact

Aherr St
Alpurrurulam NT 0872
Phone: 08 8962 0000


Alpurrurulam, also known as Lake Nash, is a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia located in the territory's east about 1,206 kilometres south-east of the territory capital of Darwin and about 600 kilometres east of the municipal seat of Tennant Creek, about 220km west of Mt Isa and about 17 kilometres from the border with the state of Queensland.

The town is at the end of the Sandover Highway, which floods each year during the wet season and cuts all road access to the community.

The Alpurrurulam Community Government Council has now been dissolved, with the town now part of the Barkly Region. The town boasts the only school in the area, a health clinic, and a store (known as Warte Store), as well as a small Australian rules football club.

Mostly the town is referred to as "Lake Nash" in everyday speaking and for mail delivery (via Mount Isa) and "Alpurrurulam" for all official matters, such as a census. Alpurrurulam was established in the early 1980s as a 4.0 square kilometres excision from the 12,000 square kilometres Lake Nash Station. The main language group in the area is Alyawarre.
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Closest Weather Station

Camooweal at 21/11:30am EST
Distance from Alpurrurulam 121.48km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Alpurrurulam 84.6km SE
Mean Max. °C38.537.135.632.427.524.324.026.831.335.137.438.8
Mean Min. °C24.023.321.016.711.
Mean Rain mm62.866.342.913.112.29.310.24.46.314.322.238.9

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