This tiny town has a significant amount of history. Explorer John McDouall Stuart stopped here during his north–south journey across Australia and carved an S on a nearby tree. Ten years later the Overland Telegraph Line came through. The famous Daly Waters Pub was a supply point for drovers. Today it is a major tourist attraction and part of the historic Stuart Trail. Amazingly the town also boasts Australia's first international airport and the Larkin Hangar can be explored along the heritage trail.
Daly Waters Pub, Stuart St; (08) 8975 9927
Nearby national parks
Daly Waters Pub Known as one of the great authentic Australian pubs with characters to match. Read More.
Daly Waters Aviation Complex: display on local aviation in the oldest hangar in the NT (1930). Key available from Daly Waters Pub; off Stuart Hwy; 1km NE.
Tree: marked with an 'S', reputedly by explorer John McDouall Stuart; 1km N.
Dunmarra: roadhouse and accommodation; 44km S.
Historic marker: commemorates the joining of north and south sections of the Overland Telegraph Line; 79km S.
Larrimah: remains of historic WW II building at Gorrie Airfield, and museum with relics of WW II and the local transport industry; 92km N.
Cafes & restaurants around town
Daly Waters Historic PubAs the oldest pub in the Northern Territory, Daly Waters Historic Pub has perfected the art of Aussie outback hospitality. Award-winning food, including freshly caught wild barramundi, homemade burgers and premium beef... Find out more
Campsites around town
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Dunmarra Wayside Inn 47 kmIt’s a bit of a wildlife experience when you stay at Dunmarra Wayside Inn, conveniently situated halfway between Katherine and Tennant Creek. On the Stuart Hwy, 8 km south of the Buchanan Hwy intersection, the... Find out more
Caravan parks around town
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Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town
Rest areas around town
Amungee rest area 91 km
178km W of Cape Crawford (L) or 92km E of Daly Waters (R)
Secluded among a few trees well off the highway.
What's on around town
B&S Ball and rodeo: Easter.
Campdraft and rodeo: May.