Daly Waters is a small town set around 620 kilometres from Darwin in the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory. Traditionally owned by the Jingili people, it is thought that the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and Sun made their way through the spot where the town now is as they ventured to the south of the region.
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 the loin of kangaroo and crocodile slider.
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. As well as a campsite where you can sleep beneath the stars, there are caravans, cabins, motels, 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 traditional Aussie treats, but you’ll be soaking up a bit of regional history as you go – just don’t forget to leave your mark on the memorabilia wall.