Situated about 250 km north of Tennant Creek, Elliott is the halfway point between Darwin and Alice Springs. With a population of 600 residents Elliott is the main administrative centre of the desert region.
The town was originally established as a camp for World War II troops and was so named after Captain Elliott, the camp commander.
Today, the town is still divided into North Camp and South Camp areas, but also has a school, police station and a large number of service stations!
Image: Driving the Stuart Highway - Australia's Outback Northern Territory
Things to do:
Elliott Nature Walk - area behind the town with an interpretive walk that explains local flora and traditional uses by Aboriginal people
In the area:
Newcastle Waters - 23 km north of Elliott , an uninhabited, historic droving town, with preserved historic buildings Jones's Store and Junction Hotel
Stockman statue - bronze, roadside statue in the Drover's Memorial Park