For anyone driving in from Queensland, on the black-stuff anyway, you will come in along the Barkely Highway across to Three Ways, Just North of Tennant Creek. This is the informal division between Birding the Top End and Central Australia.
At the Barkley Homestead ther is a turn-off up the Tablelands highway upto Cape Crawford and Heartbreak Hotel. This is a vast open landscape comprising treeless plains and lots of grassland, ideal for grazing, hence you are driving along a road among vast cattle stations.
I chose to go up this path as there was a report in 2004 that some Yellow Chat (Epthianura Crocea) had been observed. I didnt have an NT Yellow Chat on my life list so the choice was easy. My first stop at the Platford River crossing, where I thought was going to be successful was dissappointing. There had not been enough rain to fill the river or the surrounding plains and a 2hour walk around the area producedn some Crimson Chat, Brown Falcon, Peaceful and Diamond Dove, Singing (Horsefields Bushlark) and Masked Woodswallows. List for Playford River Crossing
Unfortunately I could only manage this heavily cropped image of Yellow Chat Race Crocea, due to the very muddy surrounds (I sank up to my knees trying).