Elliott is a shady one-street town that is used as a cattle service stop. Stock being transported from the north are given a chemical tick bath here to prevent infection of herds in the south. The town was named after Lieutenant Snow Elliott, the officer in charge of an army camp on this site during World War II.
Elliott Hotel, Stuart Hwy; (08) 8969 2069.
Nature Walk: interpretive signs introduce native flora and its traditional Aboriginal uses; details from visitor centre.
Renner Springs This roadside stop on the Stuart Hwy is thought of as the place where the tropical Top End gives way to the dry Red Centre. It was named after Frederick Renner, doctor to workers on the Overland Telegraph Line. Dr Renner discovered the springs when he noticed flocks of birds gathering in the area. Fuel, supplies and meals are available, and there are pleasant picnic and barbecue facilities. 91 km S.
Newcastle Waters: a once-thriving old droving town featuring historic buildings and a bronze statue, The Drover; 19 km NW.
Campsites around town
Dunmarra Wayside Inn 98 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
Rest areas around town
23km N of Elliott (R) or 81km S of Dunmarra (L)
Adjacent to the highway among a couple of trees.
What's on around town
Mardi Gras: Apr.