Daly Waters and the Daly Waters Pub

Daly Waters and the Daly Waters Pub

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/21/2017

Reading time: 3 mins

This small outback town has made it on the map thanks to their ripper local pub.

Daly Waters is a small town set around 620 kilometres from Darwin in the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory. There isn’t much here, but is a fantastic pit stop for your journey between Uluru and Alice Springs. There’s a service station for you to fill your car with fuel, and a range of accommodation. There’s no info centre, but bar staff are more than happy to help over an icy beer.

The Daly Waters Pub

Perhaps the most iconic attraction in town is the Daly Waters Pub, an historic watering hole with tonnes of character. Dating back to 1930, it has a turbulent history peppered with shoot outs, witnessed murders, and cattle stampedes – not to mention the odd drunken bar brawls over the years.

It is best-known for its wall of memorabilia, though, which is thought to date back to the 80s when a drinking bet between a coach driver and his female passengers ended in the ladies leaving their bras behind to hang from the ceiling. Today, you can find so much more than bras decorating the interior as travellers continue to leave their belongings and their mark in the pub.

The pub is the perfect place to refuel with a cold beer after a harsh day venturing through the arid outback. There is usually a range of six beers on tap, all served below freezing so you can feel refreshed and relaxed.

Food at the Daly Waters Pub

Food served at the pub is a traditional Australian fare. As well as your usual pub grub dishes, you can tuck into local favourites, like kangaroo and crocodile.

Accommodation at the Daly Waters Pub

If you want to bed down for the night at the Daly Waters Pub, you have plenty of options. For a true outback adventure, stop at the campsite where you can sleep beneath the stars. If you’re after a roof there are caravans, cabins, and budget rooms for all sorts of travellers. So whether you’re looking to relax in style or keep your purse strings tight, there’s something for you.

If you’re passing through the outback and are looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat and cool off with an ice cold drink, the Daly Waters Pub is the place to go. Not only will you be served Aussie treats, but you’ll be soaking up regional history as you go. Don’t forget to take a souvenir with you to leave your mark on their iconic memorabilia wall.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.