Newcastle Waters - NT

  Historic Site


DEG: -17.37776 133.409668
DMS: 17º 22' 39.94" S 133º 24' 34.8" E
UTM: 53 K 8077954mN 331045mE
Altitude: 212.98m


Address & Contact

Pamayu NT 0852
Phone: 1800 500 879


Newcastle Waters is a small settlement on the Stuart Highway named after the river which runs through the town, Newcastle Waters was named after The Duke of Newcastle by the famous Australian explorer John Stuart in 1861 and the town is a good rest area with some heritage status buildings - of note is the bronze 'Drovers Statue'.

The nearest petrol station and accommodation is to be found some 20 miles south at Elliott. Newcastle Waters is within the Katherine region and further north the vivid reds of the 'Red Centre' gradually give way to the more fertile environment found in a tropical monsoon climate. Near Newcastle Waters there is a large cattle station with over 40,000 head of cattle.

Newcastle Waters includes historical buildings including The Jones Store. Constructed by Fred Ulyatt in 1934 to service the Drovers overlanding cattle along the Murranji Track and beyond. The Jones Store was operated by Arnold Lindsay (Jock) & Mrs Michaele Jones from 1936 - 1949. The building is now operated by the National Trust.

Nat Buchanan's original droving route left the Stuart Highway from Newcastle Waters, following Buckett Creek before turning north-west.
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Closest Weather Station

Elliott at 22/09:00am CST
Distance from Newcastle Waters 23.84km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Newcastle Waters 23.84km SE
Mean Max. °C37.636.735.634.431.328.428.331.335.438.039.138.6
Mean Min. °C24.123.822.219.515.912.311.213.217.420.823.424.3
Mean Rain mm133.2159.486.623.

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