Renner Springs – Overview & Things to See and Do
Renner Springs owes its origins to the Overland Telegraph Line. It was named after Dr Renner who dispensed medical advice & rations to the teams working on the Telegraph Line when they passed through the springs in 1872.
The area achieved its importance because of the large number of freshwater springs which bubble up from the underground springs thus providing water to the area.
Things to See and Do
Roadhouse: The roadhouse at Renner Springs was built after World War II from a local disused army hut. Bar, food and accommodation are all available. Fuel Available: 6.00am – 11.00pm Diesel, ULP, LP, Gogas
Churchill’s Head Rock An old section of the highway loops off the new for a few kilometres, 78 km south of Renner Springs. A rock by the roadside was thought to look like Winston Churchill by the WWII soldiers working on the road. It would appear they had never seen a photo of Churchill in quite a while. Shouldn’t really rate as a tourist attraction
Attack Creek Historical Reserve This reserve includes a memorial to explorer John McDouall Stuart. The creek is the point from which Stuart was turned back from his first expedition by hostile Aborigines on 25 June 1860.
Each Easter Renner Springs has a local rodeo and race meeting which attracts stockmen and punters from all over the Territory.