Tick the bucket list and head to the Daly Waters Pub

For many travellers, the Daly Waters Pub is not just a bucket-list checkbox–it’s like a good friend. And when our convoy returned in April this year we were more than ready to relive the magic and exchange tales of ‘remember when’.


We camped up at the on-site caravan park, first registering at the bar before parking side-by-side in our three-van posse.

Inside, upon its crowded walls, overlanders still remarkably find room to peg a signed bra, international note or random momento–though you may struggle to find room to rest your headwear on the long-suffering moosehead.


Indeed, the collection here’s amazing. Even if it’s just for cheeky ale or lemon lime bitters you cannot come to this part of NT without calling in. The tropical beer garden is a true slice of Australian lore fitting for the Ezytrail adventurer. Or you can just sit out front alongside Australia’s most remote traffic lights–your pick!

During our stay the food was excellent, with a mean bacon and egg sandwich taking out our top lunchtime pick. But be aware, the kitchen closes sharp at 2pm.


Then, for a cost of a gold coin you can spare an hour or two browsing Tim’s famous Junk Yard a waddle across the road. Here, you’ll find treasures like airplane parts, vintage motor vehicles and even a stunt police car from a movie set.

Just be sure to heed the signs: you’re on your own if you touch the displays. We didn’t dare.


After an afternoon nap, the evening menu awaited with our crew opting for the Beef and Barra, Barra and Barra bites with a salad bar plate–thumbs up, all round.

Live music enhanced the ambience at this vibrant pub with an energy that hums like a well-oiled machine. https://www.dalywaterspub.com/

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