Pine Creek is well-known for its gold history. Since 1871, when Darwent & Dalwood workers dug holes for the telegraph line near Pine Creek and found gold in the soil, gold fever swarmed this little town in Northern Territory. Until now, Pine Creek preserves its gold fever by holding Goldrush Festival every year. Gold and gold history is the things that attract a lot of people to Pine Creek, but actually, Pine Creek offers more than that. You need more than 1 day to reveal the hidden gems in Pine Creek and the surrounding areas.
Pine Creek children enjoying their time at Miners' Park
If you need an accommodation during your gold adventure, Pine Creek offers many to stay in. The newest resort style accommodation is Pine Creek Railway Resort. Open in 2009, Railway Resort offers stylishly furnished cabins ranging from single, queen, self-contained and family cabins. The room is decorated in red to preserve the Chinese miners' heritage. When you booked a room with Pine Creek Railway Resort, it will come with a complimentary continental breakfast for all guests. You can ask for their accessible room or camper site.
You can enjoy Pine Creek Railway Resort's lagoon-style during your stay with shaded swimming pool located just behind their restaurant. Pine Creek Railway Resort restaurants are using the replica of Leaping Lena. Leaping Lena is a train that operated during the 1930's. The restaurant not only offers its unique ambience with old photos in the room but also ready to go food. Another a la carte restaurant features poolside and alfresco dining, with over 40 items on the menu. For bookings and more information about Pine Creek Railway Resort, you can ring (08) 8976 1001.
There is another accommodation complete with swimming pool in town, The Lazy Lizard Tavern. This place has a unique outback ambience with buildings constructed from termite mound-mud brick and local ironwood. The self-contained room, cabin with en-suite and backpacker accommodation are all family friendly and welcome your furry friends. But the winner is their camping site that offers tropical surroundings with beautiful birds in the morning. If you are lucky enough, you might be greeted by endangered Gouldian finch!
The Lazy Lizard Tavern also has mini-mart and bottle shop, petrol station, rustic charm tavern and bistro providing a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as International and Australian cuisine. But Lazy Lizard Tavern bistro is well-known for its homemade rustic pizza. The Lazy Lizard Tavern and Bistro is completed with a beer garden, jukebox, karaoke on regular bases and local musicians that will entertain you. For updates of The Lazy Lizard Tavern events and other information, please visit this website.
Lazy Lizard is perfect place to host special function
Pine Creek Digger Rest Motel is located on the way out from the town. This family owned and operated business welcoming visitors with a cabin which sleeps up to 5. You can find the only coin-operated Laundromat here. You can give them a ring on telephone number (08) 8976 1442 for more information.
Another accommodation that you can find in Pine Creek is the Pine Creek Hotel. This hotel was owned by Northern Territory Pioneer Mayse Young and her husband, "Bogger" Young. Pine Creek Hotel is completed with a pub and cafe that serves a delicious menu. You can go to their website for full information.
Happy customer with her delicious homemade pizza at Pine Creek Hotel