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Published November 1st 2017
An old Aussie pub with great history
It's not a spot that you can visit for the weekend, but if you, like many Aussies and tourists from overseas, set off to see the outback, and travel along the Stuart Highway between Darwin and Alice Springs, you will pass Barrow Creek.
There's not much there – a dinky-di historic Aussie pub (you couldn't call it a hotel!), a roadhouse, and caravan park and the historic Barrow Creek Telegraph Station to explore. The caravan park is basic and very inexpensive. The pub serves food – and is the only place for miles (or should I say kilometres) to get any food, drinks or petrol!
The Telegraph Station was open (though I understand sometimes one needs to collect the keys from the pub), and I wandered around the empty rooms, taking photos, trying to imagine what life was like when it was a working station.