Renner Springs, Tourism NT

Population 353

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.

Visitor Information

Elliott Hotel, Stuart Hwy; (08) 8969 2069.

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In Town

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

Renner Springs Desert Inn 89 km

Ideally located between Darwin, Alice Springs and Mt Isa, 160 km north of Tennant Creek, the camping area is beside a bird-filled lagoon. There are 15 powered and 60 unpowered sites. A 4 km return walk to the lookout at... Find out more

Dunmarra Wayside Inn 98 km

It’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

Dunmarra Wayside Inn Caravan Park 97 km

Part of a roadhouse complex, this park is fine for an overnight stop. The roadhouse has a good restaurant and a licensed bar.... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Newcastle Waters rest area 22 km

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.

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