Pine Creek off the Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide

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Pine Creek

: Access driving via the sealed Stuart Highway south from Darwin or north from Alice Springs.
The town of Pine CreekAustralia

Pine Creek township

Situated 90 kilometers north of Katherine with a population of 600, the colourful mining town of Pine Creek is at the junction of Stuart & Kakadu Highway.

Address: Stuart Hwy, Pine Creek, NT, 0847, Australia

Gold was first discovered in 1871 by workers building the Overland Telegraph Line. The town still possesses the original buildings constructed back in the heady gold days and it is great to soak up some of that old pioneering spirit still evident at Pine Creek. Gold mining still continues to this day with one of the biggest open cut gold mines in the Territory. Just north of Pine Creek you can turn onto the sealed Kakadu Highway and it is just 60km to the southern boundary of Kakadu National Park. This gateway is a bonus when travelling north from Katherine, as it allows the traveller to include Kakadu en route to Darwin.

Lazy Lizard Caravan Park - Pine Creek Caravan and Camping
Lazy Lizard Caravan Park
Address: Millar Terrace Pine Creek 847
Tel: +61 (0)8 8976 1019 Fax +61 (0)8 8976 1244

http://www.lazylizardpinecreek.com.au/
• Restaurant •Tavern •Bottle Mart •Camping •Visitor Information •Arts and Crafts •Fuel •Freight Services

Accommodation:
Diggers Rest Motel, 32 Main Terrace Pine Creek NT 0847
Tel: +61 (0)8 8976-1442 - +61 (0)8 89761458

National Trust Museum - Pine Creek
Entry fees apply
Address Railway Terrace Pine Creek Northern Territory 0847 Australia
Telephone +61 (8) 8981 2848 Fax +61 (8) 8981 2379

Pine Creek is the only original mining town remaining in the Top End from the gold rush era of the 1870s. The National Trust Museum building is the oldest surviving prefabricated structure in the Northern Territory. Originally the home of the Mining Warden in Burrundie, it was later moved to Pine Creek in 1913 and over the years it served many purposes such as; a doctors residence, clinic, dispensary, military hospital, and post office and exchange. Today the building houses the National Trust museum and town library. A browse through the building and its contents sheds light on the gold rush, local Chinese history, buffalo hunters and the Overland Telegraph Line.

Facilities
• Car park
• Public Toilet
• Shaded Area
• Sheltered Area

Lake Copperfield and the Mine Lookout are worth visiting.

Map of Pine Creek region

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Darwin to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway travel information for self drive visitors guide. 1500 klm a jouney to remember and you have never really known Australian until you visit both Uluru (Ayers Rock), Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Kakadu.

  • Travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park back track to the Arnhem Highway onto Jabiru and then down the Kakadu Highway onto Pine Creek then Katherine and straight through another approximate 1200klm to Alice Springs stopping at Katherine and Katherine Gorge, Tennant Creek, Devils Marbles and the many road houses, wayside inns, hotels and fuel stops along the way and really enjoy true outback hospitality and the flavour of our territory. Option 2 do the reverse from Alice Springs to Darwin and which is better the choice is yours.


  • • Tropical Darwin capital city

    Once a sleepy outback town now a small city now a thriving industrial and tourism hub. Darwin city sits on a peninsula, next the outer city of Palmerston 30klm away and outer Darwin small farm lots of 5 acres to 320 acres agricultural lands.

    Darwin Australia


  • • Kakadu National Park

    Visit Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. 2 different access sealed highways into Kakadu it's a desintaion for tourists on vacation seeking a 5 day experience. Visit pristine waters, wildlife cruises and ancient Aboriginal rock art.

    Kakadu National Park


  • • Litchfield National Park

    Visit Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. Visit nearby Litchfield National Park and see stunning waterfalls and amazing termite mounds – and swim safely in crystal-clear swimming holes such as Buley Rock Holes and Lower Cascades.

    Litchfield National Park


  • Katherine Gorge Nitmiluk

    Visit Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park,Northern Territory, Australia. The most comfortable months to visit the Park are from May to September. The wet season causes flooding of the Katherine River and restrictions on some of the activities available.

    Katherine Gorge
  • Katherine south of Darwin

    Visit Katherine in Northern Territory, Australia! With a population of over 9,804 people Katherine is a modern thriving regional center and excellent town to setup your camp at with it's caravan parks in the town and at Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.

    Katherine
  • Mataranka Thermal Springs

    Visit Mataranka township and just off Stuart Highway in Elsey National Park.the famous Mataranka Thermal Springs is fed by spring water from the Daly and Georgina basins ata volume of 30.5 million litres per day. Surrounded by a palm forest 34C degrees.

    Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • The Devils Marbles

    Karlu Karlu known Devils Marbles. The Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve, stretches 1,802 hectares and is home to a wide variety of desert flora and fauna, including goannas and finches. Located just approximately 100 kilometers south of Tennant Creek.

    Devils Marbles
  • Town of Alice Springs

    Alice Springs known just as Alice has both western and Aboriginal influences. The town's central Todd Mall has numerous Aboriginal art galleries. Alice Springs desert lifestyle has several unique events such as the Camel Cup and Henley-on-Todd Regatta.

    Alice Springs
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Tourism

    Uluru Kata Tjuta Park

    Uluru wasn't always known as Uluru actually it was named Ayers Rock and the same for Kata Tjuta was The Olgas. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park though around 6 hours comfortable 2wd drive from Alice Springs is 452km away southwest of the town.

    Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park