A small service town on the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and
Darwin. One of the first features in the area to be named was Ti Tree
Well No. 3 (still to be seen on the western side of the highway just
south of the township) which was developed during the construction of
the Overland Telegraph Line.
Location: 193 km north of Alice Springs; 1289 km south of Darwin on
the Stuart Highway, it is the closest town to the geographical centre
Much of the land surrounding Ti Tree is Aboriginal land, owned by
the Anmatyerre people. Their art can be viewed within the town and
there are several interesting sites in the area surrounding the
township. The town serves as a service town to surrounding Aboriginal
Communities. Ti Tree has developed with many modern conveniences to
meet the needs and wants of locals and visitors.
Ti Tree is a large producer of fresh vegetables and fruit for
Territory markets, and is the largest community between Alice Springs
and Tennant Creek. Visionary farmers have put Ti Tree on the map as a
valuable horticultural area where the annual table-grape harvest alone
reaps $10 million.