Newcastle Waters is a magnificent 10,353 sq km breeding property in
the west Barkly region of the Northern Territory. Its open plains,
flood country and timbered sand hills carry 45,000 head of cattle
including 20,000 commercial Brahman breeders.
In 1930, the government sequestered a single square mile of land
from the station to create the township of Newcastle Waters. As it was
economically dependent on droving, the subsequent arrival of road
transport reduced the site to a virtual ghost town in the 1960s.
Located just 25 km north of Elliott and 3 km in from Stuart Highway,
remnants of this abandoned town are open for inspection and stand as a
museum and memorial to the life of the outback drovers.