The shady outback town of Elliott is a small township with a number of services. It was so named because of the hospitality of Lieutenant (“Snow”) Elliott at Number 8 Bore, a staging point for convoys travelling the highway during the war. Elliott is aproximately halfway between Darwin and Alice Springs.
There are shady trees along the access road's main street. There is also a small park with picnic table and shelter just south of the BP.
Longreach Waterhole is 12 kms from town. There's a local outback golf course if you'd like to stretch your legs.
Elliott township gradually grew after the war and nearby Newcastle Waters, the historic droving town, declined. Next to the highway is a white marble statue of a soldier, dedicated to service men and women and to the part Elliott played in the war effort. The concrete remains of buildings can be seen. Number 8 Bore would have been a welcome stop for travelling troops as bore water meant fresh garden produce and bread was baked daily too.