"Arltunga Crossroads Area" Macdonnell Ranges Off The Beaten Path Tip by AlbuqRay

Macdonnell Ranges Off The Beaten Path: 17 reviews and 75 photos

  Looking East at the Arltunga Crossroads
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  • Looking East at the Arltunga Crossroads - Macdonnell Ranges
      Looking East at the Arltunga Crossroads
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  • Looking West at Road Back to Visitors' Center - Macdonnell Ranges
      Looking West at Road Back to Visitors' Center
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  • Bakehouse Remains at Arltunga Crossroads - Macdonnell Ranges
      Bakehouse Remains at Arltunga Crossroads
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  • Former Location of Crossroads Well & Shaw's House - Macdonnell Ranges
      Former Location of Crossroads Well & Shaw's House
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  • Road North to Plenty and Stuart Highways - Macdonnell Ranges
      Road North to Plenty and Stuart Highways
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During the rush to Arltunga in 1903, the Crossroads area was chosen as a township site for Arltunga. Several buildings were erected after a well was drilled in 1906. However, soon the gold fields petered out and the town never grew beyond these original buildings. The Glencoe Hotel operated at the Crossroads from 1910 until at least as late as 1924, but it sounds like it would have gotten bad TripAdvisor reviews. The NT Times and Gazette wrote: "linen is an unknown quantity - no sheets, table clothes, mattresses, ... one person I heard asking for a bed was given a blanket and free permission to sleep where he liked with the exception of the bar." Nothing remains of the Glencoe Hotel today.

The remains of the Bakehouse are on the southwest corner, an information board on the southeast corner marks the former site of Jack and Jean Shaw's house and the Crossroads Well, the northeast corner is the former site of the Glencoe Hotel, and the Crossroads Cemetery (see the next tip) is just a little further northeast.

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2011
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