Barrow Creek is situated 283 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway. Set against the backdrop of the Forster Ranges, Barrow Creek's proximity to a freshwater spring made it one of the outback's more pleasant stops for pioneers. Many travellers stop at Barrow Creek to visit the Telegraph Station completed here in 1872. Wander around the old Telegraph Station, examine artefacts at the blacksmith's hut and be transported back to the pioneer days.
The Barrow Creek Hotel is also a welcome pit stop. Frequented by friendly Territory characters, the Hotel contains an interesting collection of memorabilia gathered over the years. The Hotel also provides basic accommodation, fuel, meals and refreshments.
Temperatures for Barrow Creek
Barrow Creek has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Barrow Creek is approximately 35 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 21 °c.
Barrow Creek has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Barrow Creek is approximately 20 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 15 °c.
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Destinations within Red Centre
|Other Red Centre Destinations|
|Aileron||Alice Springs||Barrow Creek|
|Eastern MacDonnell Ranges||Hermannsburg||Kata Tjuta|
|Kings Canyon||Simpson Desert||Ti Tree|
|Wauchope||Western MacDonnell Ranges|