Newcastle Waters Historic Township is situated 715 km south of Darwin and 789 km north of Alice Springs, geographically making it a central point of the Northern Territory. Today, the whole of the township is a heritage listed with mixed land tenures. It consists of vacant lots, occupied and unoccupied buildings in a range of conditions. To the north of the town is the Marlinja Aboriginal community, to the south the Newcastle Waters pastoral station.
In consultation with Marlinja Aboriginal Community members and a broad range of stakeholders, TRC together with landscape architects Brave and Curious developed the Newcastle Waters Historic Townships Precinct Master Plan. The Master Plan has identified several exciting opportunities that can deliver on tourism commitments of the Northern Territory Government, offering unique and rewarding visitor experiences, protecting and presenting important historical, cultural and natural values and aligning with the tourism aspirations of the Marlinja Aboriginal Community.