Barrow Creek is situated 283 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway. Set against the backdrop of the Forster Ranges, Barrow Creek’s proximity to a freshwater spring made it one of the outback’s more pleasant stops for pioneers. Many travellers stop at Barrow Creek to visit the Telegraph Station completed here in 1872.
The Barrow Creek Hotel has real outback character and contains an interesting collection of memorabilia gathered over the years. The hotel also provides basic accommodation, fuel, meals and refreshments.