The town of Pine Creek is located 90km north of Katherine at the junction of the Stuart and Kakadu Hwys. Local Aboriginal peoples of the area are the Wagiman, Mayall, Arigoolia and Jawoyn.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOverland Telegraph line construction worker Sidney Herbert named Pine Creek in 1870. Herbert noted, “This creek was by no means large, but was remarkable for the pines growing there.”replacenewlinereplacenewlineDuring construction of the Overland Telegraph Line, posthole diggers discovered traces of gold and this led to the gold rush of 1871. Pine creek became a busy little mining town and around the year 1885 there were about 200 Europeans and 4000 Chinese working the goldfieldsreplacenewlinereplacenewlineToday, Pine Creek is a small friendly town that has food, fuel, accommodation and health services to cater visitor’s needs. Local attractions include the collections of historic buildings and sites from the mining days, gorges and swimming holes.replacenewlinereplacenewlinePine Creek holds the Gold Rush Festival annually in June, featuring the local gold-panning championships. The Pine Creek Races are held annually in May at Pussy Cat Flats Racecourse.replacenewlinereplacenewlinePine Creek is an ideal spot for birds watching, with the largest number of bird species in the Northern Territory – including the elusive Hooded Parrot.

Images around Pine Creek NT 847

Around Pine Creek NT 847

Our Picks on what to Do in Pine Creek NT

Miner's Park

Pine Creek Railway Station and Railway Museum - NT

Water Gardens

Our Picks on where to Stay in Pine Creek NT

Lazy Lizard Tavern & Caravan Park

Pine Creek Digger's Rest Motel

Pine Creek Railway Resort

Our Picks on what to Eat in Pine Creek NT

Pine Creek Hotel

Pine Creek

Mayse's Cafe

Shopping in Pine Creek NT

Location Information 

  • Population: 328
  • State electorate(s): Daly
  • Federal Division(s): Lingiari
  • Established (yr): 1889
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Adelaide River NT 846 (113 km, 1 hr 7 mins)
Jabiru NT 886 (212 km, 2 hrs 14 mins)
Katherine NT 850 (92.3 km, 55 mins)

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