In the heart of the Northern Territory lies an Australian gem that tourists and locals alike simply must visit. Venture off the beaten track and experience the unique Daly Waters Pub. It’s a watering hole unlike any other in the land, and as true-blue Aussie as you can get.
This established pub and accommodation possesses a rich and colourful history. Built in the 1930s amid the outback settlers, the Daly Waters has an exciting past; it has witnessed shootouts in the main street, cattle stampedes through the town centre, the odd drunken brawl or two and a few murders along the way. These days the only excitement you’ll find is the good kind – loud laughter, top beer and fun nights. That is, unless you receive a visit from Sarah, the Daly Waters’ resident ghost, who has haunted the pub since her jealous husband murdered her many years ago.
Along with this rich history, the Daly Waters offers an award-winning restaurant that features its immensely popular ‘beef ‘n’ barra barbie’, as well as dishes such as kangaroo loin, crocodile sliders and chicken schnitzel – all complemented by fresh damper and salads. The food alone is worth the trip! And with six premium beers on tap all poured at minus two degrees, the ice-cold amber nectar is the perfect remedy to the scorching Australian desert heat.
Soak up best of this iconic NT experience by staying a while in the Daly Waters lodgings. There are a variety of types to suit all tastes and budgets – camping and caravan options for a rustic outback experience, and budget rooms through to deluxe cabins.
The Daly Waters Pub, with its intriguing history, lively characters and unique ambience, is an Aussie pub with a difference and should not to be missed.
Lot 102 Stuart Street, Daly Waters 0852
Tel: +618 8975 9927
Images courtesy of Daly Waters Pub