We have the following fuel available:

LPG Gas (Origin Gas)
Unleaded Petrol
Diesel High Flow Bowser for Roadtrains


Renner Springs Desert Inn offers 27 ensuited non smoking motel rooms. With air condiition, TV and pool outside.

Check in time is 2.00 pm
Check out time is 10.00 am


Visit our restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or you can have a drink in our air conditioned bar area and relax from your road trip.

Optus Mobile Network is available on our site.


Our shop is open from 5.30 am until 10.30 pm and has basic essentials such as home made bread, pies, sausage rolls, soft drinks, cigarettes, ice creams, fuel and takeaway meals as well as an extensive menu.

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alan and christine revell

Alan & Christine Revell


Alan & Christine Revell welcome you to Renner Springs Desert Inn. Together with their team they are always ready to meet the wishes of their guests and make your stay a pleasant one.



Renner Springs is located approximately at the halfway mark in the Northern Territory (border to border).

Distances from Renner Springs to:

91 Km to Elliot
236 Km to Daly Waters
404 Km to Mataranka
516 Km to Katherine
836 Km to Darwin

135 Km to Threeways Roadhouse and Barkly Highway turnoff
666 Kms to Alice Springs
1355 Km to Coober Pedy
1895 Km to Port Augusta
2206 Km to Adelaide

850 Km to Kununurra
1207 Km to Halls Creek
1895 Km to Fitzroy Crossing
2291 Km to Broome
4782 Km to Perth

322 Km to Barkly Homestead
594 Km to Camooweal
782 Km to Mt. Isa
900 Km to Cloncurry
1670 Km to Townsville
2617 Km to Brisbane

3210 Km to Sydney
2955 Km to Melbourne
3220 Km to Canberra


Renner Springs is named after Dr Frederick Renner.

He was the Doctor to the men working on the Overland Telegraph Line in 1871. Dr Renner’s diary records a large gathering of birds and while investigating he discovered the Mud Springs. The Mud Springs can still be seen by an enjoyable walk and the large Lagoon still support a large range of the Territory’s natural birdlife. Please see below the “Activities” to view the large list of rare birds that can be seen by any avid birdwatchers.



The original “Roadhouse” was in operation as early as 1947, it was owned then by the Doyles then sold to Bob & Mavis Lindon from 1956 to 1961. It was then purchased by Jack & Dulcie Chambers in the 1960’s; sold to the Price Brothers, Ray and Cliff, in the mid 1980’s; Paul & Brenda Sear in 1992; John and Judi Blackman in 1997; and the current owners Alan & Christine Revell are now the resident hosts of Renner Springs since 2008.

Each owner has added to the Roadhouse to make it as it is today.

We are a unique property and are totally self sufficient with our own power supply generated soley from diesel generators.

Renner Springs takes pride in the level of service and quality of product it delivers, and clientele can be assured of a memorable experience of hospitality and “a little bit of desert magic” whenever they visit.

If you are travelling either from Qld, SA or the NT we are ideally located within an 8 hour drive from either Mt. Isa, Alice Springs or Darwin and we are the ideal place for you to stop relax and the end of a long day travelling and to enjoy a “cold beer”.



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swans on a lake

Here at Renner Springs we are proud to have such an abundant array of wildlife. Many species of birds have been spotted around the area. If you are an avid birdwatcher and have time to spare then take the time to go birdwatching and see if you can spot any of the following birds or even add to our list.

Birds Seen at RENNER SPRINGS Can you add to this list?

Rainbow Bee-eater Magpie Lark/Mudlark
Mistletoe Bird Fairy Martin
Aust Buzzard, black breasted Yellow throated Miner
Crimson Chat Spotted Nightjar
Red tailed black Cockatoo Red browed Pardalote
Little Corella Crested Pigeon
Great Cormorant (Black or Big Black) Australian Pipit
Little black Cormorant Aust Ringneck
Pied Cormorant Black faced cuckoo Shrike
Australian Crow Collared Sparrowbank
Torresian Crow Purple Swamphen
Bush stone-Curlew Orange footed Scrub Fowl
Darter Grey Teal
Black-fronted Dotterel Chestnut-tailed Thornbill
Diamond Dove White-winged Triller
Peaceful Dove Willie-Wagtail
Whistling Duck Black faced Woodswallow
Little Eagle Dusky Woodswallow
Wedgetail Eagle Seagull
Intermediate Egret Weebill
White-breasted Woodswallow
Brown Falcon
Grey Falcon
Zebra Finch
Wood Duck
Australiasian (Little) Grebe
Nankeen Kestrel
Nankeen Night Heron
White Faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Black fronted Honey-eater
Brown Honey-eater
Dusky Honey-eater
Golden backed black chinned Honey-eater
Grey headed Honey-eater
Rufus throated Honey-eater
Singing Honey-eater
Spiny cheeked Honey-eater
White fronted Honey-eater
White plumed Honey-eater
Whistling Kite
Fork tailed or black Kite
Sacred Kingfisher
Masked Lapwing

renner springs surroundings

Take some time out at the start or end of your busy day and wander around our lagoon and natural springs and enjoy the silence of the outback. Watch the gentle turning of our towering windmill swinging in the gentle breezes and enjoy the sunrise and specatular sunsets.

Sit on a rock and feed the geese or watch them glide through the quiet waters

Lubra's Lookout

Lubra’s Lookout is a flat topped rocky outcrop mountain located 5 kms south of Renner Springs. A climb to the top takes approximately 15 minutes and gives you spectucular 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. Whether you decide to climb at sunrise or sunset it is well worth the climb and don’t forget to take your camera for the magical views.

Lubra’s Lookout is a well known Aboriginal Landmark depicting the story of being a womens meeting place…….