Newcastle Waters Historic Township

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Newcastle Waters is a ghost town that attracts large flocks of water birds after rain. Explore the remains of the 1960s buildings.

Newcastle Waters has a rich, vibrant history as a gathering place for drovers on their gruelling overland cattle drives. It is located at the junction of three major overland stock routes, and was an important source of provisions and a place to rest before drovers continued on their way.

The township has become a ghost town, but you can safely explore preserved historic buildings such as Jones’s Store and the Junction Hotel – both reminders of the pioneering era. The Drover’s Memorial Park, featuring a bronze statue of a drover, is also a must see.

Access is through Newcastle Waters Station. Please observe all station rules that apply.




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Newcastle Waters Historic Township, Tennant Creek Area, Northern Territory, Australia

Newcastle Waters Historic Township

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Newcastle Waters

Jones Store

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