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Newcastle Waters Historic Township

Newcastle Waters is a ghost town that attracts large flocks of water birds after rain.

Explore the remains of the 1960s buildings.

Newcastle Waters has a rich, vibrant history as a gathering place for drovers on their gruelling overland cattle drives. It is located at the junction of three major overland stock routes, and was an important source of provisions and a place to rest before drovers continued on their way.

The township has become a ghost town, but you can safely explore preserved historic buildings such as Jones's Store and the Junction Hotel - both reminders of the pioneering era. The Drover's Memorial Park, featuring a bronze statue of a drover, is also a must see.

Access is through Newcastle Waters Station. Please observe all station rules that apply.


Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

  • Information

    Entry cost

    Free entry

    Facilities

    • Carpark

    Accreditation

    • National Trust
  • Map

    Map

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