Northern Territory Outback Roadhouses
1. Daly Waters Hi-Way Inn
Famous for huge feeds and friendly pub atmosphere, Daly Waters Hi-Way Inn is a must to any outback experience. Regarded as the gateway to the Savannah Way, this is the perfect stop for refueling and re-energizing before tackling this tough terrain.
Location: Corner Stuart & Carpentaria Hwys, Daly Waters, NT 0852
2. Wollogorang Roadhouse
Offering a pleasant rest stop along the Carpentaria Highway, the Wollogorang Roadhouse is ideal to fuel up, buy a cold drink and chat to the owners about the road ahead.
Location: Carpentaria Highway, via Borrolloola, NT 0854
3. Wycliffe Well Roadhouse
One of the Stuart Highway's legendary roadhouses, Wycliffe Well is famous for being the 'UFO Capital of Australia' and also boasts one of the largest selections of beer in the Northern Territory.
Location: Stuart Highway, Davenport, NT 0852
4. Sand Palms Roadhouse and Tavern
Close to some of the Northern Territory's best fishing spots the Sand Palms Roadhouse is a popular stopping point for those heading to the coast. Offering a range of accommodation options and a friendly tavern, this is a must for anyone keen in indulging in a little luxury.
Location: Dundee Beach, NT 0840
5. Kulgera Roadhouse
The Kulgera Roadhouse offers a kiosk, service station, souvenir shop, restaurant and take-away and is the first roadhouse you will come to when crossing the border from South Australia into the Northern Territory.
Location: Stuart Highway, Kulgera, NT 0872
6. Heartbreak Hotel (Cape Crawford)
This roadhouse attracts travellers who are looking to party 'til dawn, with its vivacious female staff heating up the atmosphere to match the scorching temperatures. Relax in the beer garden with an ice cold beer and fuel up for the isolated roads ahead.
Location: Junction of Carpentaria and Tablelands Highways, Carpentaria, NT 0850.
7. Aileron Roadhouse
Boasting outback hospitality at is best, Aileron Roadhouse offers a great Aboriginal art gallery, BBQ picnic areas and some truly remarkable scenery. Chill out with a cold beer in the bar and listen to the stories and tales of the locals.
Location: Stuart Highway, Aileron, NT 0871
8. Renner Springs Roadhouse
Located in the golden heart of the Barkly Tablelands, the historic Renner Springs Roadhouse is home to a friendly atmosphere and bright outback folk. The building is actually an old army hut, so soak up a bit of WWII history while visiting.
Location: Stuart Highway, Renner Springs, NT 0862
9. Tilmouth Well Roadhouse
Regarded as an oasis along the Tanami Highway, Tilmouth Well sits on the edge of Napperby Station and offers a refreshing break from the usually dry outback scenery.
Location: Tanami Highway, Alice Springs, NT 0870
10. Ti Tree Roadhouse
If you are travelling from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs, Ti Tree is the perfect place to stop. Cool off in the garden or air-conditioned bar and enjoy a hearty, home-cooked meal, before you refuel and head off again.
Location: Stuart Highway, Ti Tree, NT 0872
11. Docker River Roadhouse
The roads out here are tough so taking a break from the terrain is a must. The Docker River community will welcome you with open arms and let you in on a few secrets about the river and how to tackle the hard roads ahead.
Location: Main St, Docker River, NT 0872
12. Barkly Homestead Roadhouse
Much like the temperatures around these parts, your welcome to the Barkly Homestead will also be a warm one. Browse the well stocked souvenir shop and leave with mementos of your time spent in this remarkable part of Australia.
Location: Junction of Barkly Highway and Tablelands Highway, Tennant Creek, NT 0862
13. Mary River Roadhouse
Located just outside Kakadu National Park, the Mary River Roadhouse is run by its traditional owners and is the perfect base for exploration of Kakadu and the Mary River Region.
Location: Kakadu Highway, via Pine Creek, NT 0847
14. Rabbit Flat Roadhouse
Rabbit Flat is a 'must visit' to have a drink, refuel and relax while travelling in the Northern Territory as it is one of Australia's most remote roadhouses.
Location: Tanami Track, Rabbit Flat, NT
15. Stuarts Well Roadhouse
Located just 90 kilometres south of Alice Springs, Stuarts Well Roadhouse is the ideal place to stop to meet friendly outback locals and uncover the history of tourism in central Australia. Dinky the Singing Dog is a definite draw card for the roadhouse and will entertain and delight you.
Location: Stuart Highway, Stuarts Well, via Alice Springs, NT 0870
16. Threeways Roadhouse
Named 2008 Best Roadhouse in the Northern Territory, Threeways Roadhouse is a must visit while in the top end. Offering fantastic camping facilities, a well stocked bar and a hearty restaurant, this roadhouse will be a definite highlight of your trip.
Location: Corner Stuart and Barkly Highway, Tennant Creek, NT 0860
17. Top Springs Roadhouse and Caravan Park
Known as one of the territory's frontier roadhouses, Top Springs also has one of the area's most remote locations, making it an essential stop while travelling in this location. Take a break and relax in an atmosphere that blends the past with the present, while taking some time to appreciate the vastness of the surrounding outback.
Location: Junction of Buntine and Buchanan Highways. NT
18. Victoria River Roadhouse
This pleasant little roadhouse is ideally situated in the Victoria River region, which will no doubt be a highlight of your Northern Territory adventure. Offering great food and a friendly atmosphere, this roadhouse is sure to please.
Location: Victoria Highway, Victoria River, NT 0852
19. Erldunda Roadhouse
Erldunda considers itself a smart accommodation alternative for those who do not want the expense of staying in Uluru National Park. Offering a wide range of facilities and reasonable prices, this is one roadhouse you will not want to pass up.
Location: Stuart Highway, Erldunda, NT 0872
20. Emerald Springs Roadhouse
Freshly renovate, the Emerald Springs Roadhouse is in the perfect halfway spot between Darwin and Katherine. Close to some stunning natural attractions, this is the ideal spot to refuel and re-energize before the real adventure begins.
Location: 133 Mile Stuart Highway, Pine Creek, NT 0847
21. Mataranka Roadhouse
The Mataranka natural thermal pools that this area the prefect rest stop. Refuel at the roadhouse before you head to the turquoise lagoons and relax in the cool, refreshing waters.
Location: 5 Roper Terrace, Mataranka, NT 0850
22. Barrow Creek Roadhouse
Positioned on the rod between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, the Barrow Creek Roadhouse contains a vast collection of historic memorabilia that is sure to please those of all ages.
Location: Stuart Highway, Barrow Creek, NT 0872
23. Warakurna Roadhouse, Kaltukatjara
An oasis of food, fuel and liquid refreshments, the Warakurna Roadhouse is somewhat of an Aussie icon and is a must while travelling this stretch of road.
Location: Giles Mulga Park Road, Kaltukatjara, NT 0872