Emerald Springs Roadhouse from Darwin to Alice Springs
No fuel at Emerald Springs -
Fuel stop at app. 20km north at Hayes Creek
Fuel stop at app. 30klm south at Pine Creek
I rang to get this update 06.09.2016 from Emerald Springs direct.
The Emerald Springs Roadhouse was renovated in 2008 and is now
once again the perfect half way spot from Darwin to Katherine.
Bar Restaurant Beer Garden Outdoor undercover deck area
Sixteen En Suite Motel Rooms Fifteen Powered Caravan Sites
Fifteen Un-powered Caravan Sites Coach & Road Train Parking
Public Toilets & Showers Pet Friendly areas Sixty carparks
Services Food available from 6:00am till 10:00pm daily Access
to clean public showers & toilets A range of accommodation
Easy parking for Road trains, coaches, caravans and cars Hydro
bath for washing of pets
Emerald Springs also has conference facilities, a convenience
store (with 12 flavours of home-made ice cream), wireless Internet,
special needs facilities and parking for coaches and roadtrains.
For visitors travelling with their pets the Caravan Park is designed
as a pet friendly area which includes an off the leash run
area. This area allows dogs to run off the lead, have a swim in
the dam and roll around on grassed areas. A hydro-bath is also
on site where owners can keep their pets clean for the journey
ahead. A range of pet food will be available in the Convenience
A bushwalking track weaves its way down to the water and swimming
is possible in most of the pools. Only go after checking with
A Backpack picnic can be provided which includes lunch, energy
bars, juice, water & fruit.
First Aid Kit & Safety Equipment such as flares are also contained
in the backpack. o The Gorge offers not only spectacular photo
opportunity views but a chance to swim in a natural stream and
waterfall which is not overcrowded.
Gold Rush Fever Self Discovery Tours
All you need is a Map, a Metal Detector, a hat & sunscreen and
a touch of the Gold Rush Fever and you are on your way to maybe
discovering your superannuation!
Metal Detectors can be hired at the Roadhouse and detailed maps
will be provided with previous gold findings marked on the map.
Bird Watching trails
With the spring fed waterways that surround Emerald Spring it
is a haven for native wildlife and birds. You will see an array
of birds from Jabirus to Finches.
The trail follows the waterway and covers a region of 19 square
A Picnic basket can also be provided ranging from a standard
sandwich lunch to a gourmet selection, including local made jams
Hiking trails around mountain
This hiking trail is situated at the top of the hill and takes
in panoramic views of the valley below.
The trails ability rating is moderate and walkers can expect
to finish in approximately 2 hours.
Breathtaking views are at the peak of the mountain which is
123.44 above sea level
. A Backpack picnic lunch can also be provided along with First
Aid & Safety Equipment.
World War ll sites
The area is prevalent with World War ll sites including old
machinery, dug outs & old telecommunication devices.
These sites are well signposted where visitors will find interesting
facts about the area and the people who were on duty during the
The Emerald Springs Bar also has an extensive display of photographs
of the area during the war.
Butterfly Gorge National Park Self Drive tours
This 17km 4WD track is an excellent 4x4 experience which takes
you to the picturesque Butterfly Gorge where visitors can experience
the Northern Territory eco system at its best.
The extensive varieties of butterflies are plentiful all year
and swimming is allowed in the rock pools. o Standard and gourmet
picnic hampers are available from Emerald Springs.
Goldfields Heritage Loop
With Emerald Springs being only km from Grove Hill Heritage
Hotel it is an excellent day trip for exploring the area for crystal
and gold and interacting with the locals.
Douglas Daily Hot Springs
The Douglas Daily Hot Springs are a short drive from Emerald
Springs (20km) and offer the tourist the unique experience of
swimming in a natural fed spring that has hot and cold pockets
of water rising to the surface, where the temperature can reach
60 degrees in some sections.
Visitors can also see Aboriginal artists at work at the Merrepin
Standard and gourmet picnic hampers are available from Emerald
Springs or if preferred Barbeque meats and salads can be provided
for guests to cook their own barbeque lunch at the Hot Springs
on the Barbeques provided in the picnic area.
Barramundi Fishing in Lake Emerald
The natural spring fed Lake Emerald is the perfect place for
visitors coming to the Territory who are hoping to catch themselves
the Territory prized Barramundi.
Catching a Barra whilst in the Territory is on the priority
list of most travellers and here the experience wont cost anything
and it wont take all day!
The catch is limited one fish per person with a strong incentive
for the lucky angler to Catch and Release in the breeding season.
Mountain Bike trail along the old Stuart Highway
The old Stuart Highway makes and excellent Mountain Bike Trail
as not all sections of the highway are still intact therefore
providing some off road travel to keep the ride interesting.
The trail is 16km long and can be used by visitors of all ages.
A range of Mountain bikes can be hired from the Roadhouse.