• Welcome to Rum Jungle Tavern. Batchelor's best Tavern.

    Come join the locals at the best watering hole this side of Darwin..

  • Come join us for a drink, a meal or a flutter.

    Rum Jungle Tavern is a great place to relax for a drink & a meal, play a Pokie or two and have a game of NT Keno. With friendly staff and locals you are sure to fell like you are among friends. See you soon....

  • Take a look at our tasty menu

    With award winning meals you will experience the local produce and catches of the day delivered to your table with first class service and a smile.

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  • In the mood for a meal, drink or flutter?

    Whether you are wanting a light lunch, a full hearty NT feed, a cold drink or a quick flutter, we have what you want. There is a special kids menu and we have some of the best seafood available to fight your hunger. We also have a varied list of wines, beers & spirits to quench your thirst and hold licence for your favourite Pokies and NT Keno. Check out our menu items below...

    Come see what EVENTS are scheduled.

    Want to get out of town? Visit Litchfield National Park? Check out our amazing Events and get on down here! From Rodeos to Live Shows we have something to for singles, couples, families & groups..
    Put us in your Social Calendar and come down for one of our awesome events...

    Need somewhere to stay ?

    *Special Rates Offered at Litchfield Motel when attending a Rum Jungle Tavern Event

    Our Awesome Functions.

    A unique outback experience with the class and professionalism of the big smoke. We cater for all kinds of functions for locals and tourists alike.

    Special Events.

    Treat your loved ones to Gold Plate winning meals and a day or night in the small town of Batchelor to celebrate Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christenings/Name Day or Just Because Days.


    Have your special day in the small town of Batchelor. Whether it is just you and a few close few or you and whole kit & caboodle we can make your day just like you always dreamed. We can offer Catering, Ceremony & Reception Space, Decorating with your devoted Event Manager and we can even recommend locals who can do your invitations, photos or wedding favours and so much more.

    Batchelors in Batchelor.

    Spend your last days of singldom in the well named town of batchelor. Why not make a road trip and explore the Litchfield National Park swimming holes, stay in the Litchfield motel and enjoy our exclusive bus service for you and your friends to the Rum Jungle Tavern to party the night away. Meet the interesting locals or let us arrange your entertainment if required.

    Business Functions

    Tailered to your needs for up to 80 attendees you can have a private room that is airconditioned with media facilities, free wi-fi, tea, coffee, bathroon facilies, wheelchair access and full catering if required. Just an hour away from Darwin this could be the regular getaway your staff need to refresh their motivation and drive.

    Regular Events

    Join us on facebook to see our up and coming events. Not only do we have Karaoke every Friday Night, regular raffles and charity events keep an eye out for our Trivia Nights & Live Sporting Events (on the bigscreen) that are scheduled throughout the year. Other events include Masqaurade Balls, Day of the Dead Halloween Parties and locally organised festivals - There is sure to be something happening when you visit.

    Travel Packages.

    Check out our travel packages that include local accommodation. local tours and local transport - Supporting our locals. Visit 'our' Litchfield National Park and emerse yourself in the history of Batchelor through the eyes of the people themselves. This will be a personal expereience you will remember forever. Contact us now....

    Who Are We.

    What once was an old recreational club has been taken on as a new project by the McElwee Family who have been Northern Territory Locals for 3 generations. Newly renovated and with a brand new menu this outback tavern is a must stop if you are visiting Litchfield National Park.

    Our Cuisine.

    This Gold Plate winning Menu is a fusion of the classic 'Pub' Meal with an attention to excellence in dining using that will surprise you. Local produce, freshly caught barramundi and the perfect steak will leave you wanting to come back for more - and there is so much more to try.

    Our Skills.

    With a varied skill set held by the team we can cater to all of your needs. Our Menu is exceuted by professional chefs, drinks are served by friendly and welcoming staff and the Tavern is managed with an eye for detail, comfort and enjoyment.

    Our Goal.

    To constantly push forward and improve on our service and make each customer has something new and exciting to enjoy on every visit. We aim to always support our locals and be a go to destination for tourists visiting Litchfield National Park.

    Our Mission.

    To maintain a great level of customer service and provide each customer with the best experience possible. We want everyone to feel like this is their 'local'.

    Meet Our Team.


    Christian McElwee


    Professional Chef turned Manager has his hands in all facets of the Tavern - professional and fun loving (some might say immature... but that is just him Mum!).


    Janet McElwee

    Head of Staff

    A seasoned professional in the Publican Arena, Janet heads not only the staff of the Tavern but the growning McElwee Clan - Keeping us all classy (Mum's the word) .


    Clare Rogan

    Bar expert

    International Bar Experience, Clare always serves with a smile, a limeric and a pot of gold (ok I made that last bit up but she is Irish...).


    Roisin Howard-Smith

    Functions Manager

    With international expereince in her field Roisin is the go-to person for all things 'events' - Friendly & helpful (also sleeps with the Manager... just saying.)

    Thanks for visiting our site - See you soon.

    Loved your experience at Rum Jungle Tavern? Share the fun of Batchelor's best Tavern when you 'like' our Facebook page or share your experience on Trip Advisor.

    • Batchelor may be a small town but it has a big heart. The Tavern is a great meeting place whether you are alone or with a group. My group (8) had a very pleasant time over lunch in comfortable surroundings which include an air-conditioned interior space or alfresco if you prefer. Menu items are varied in style and price level so would suit any customer. The bar is well stocked and staff are friendly. This place is a worthy destination in itself and a must if you are staying in Batchelor for work or play.

      revphillipTrip Advisor - October 2016. Darwin, Australia.
    • We weren't expecting this in Batchelor. Recently refurbished. Great staff and food / drinks. If you are passing through, highly recommend for a cool drink / food. We all wished we had gone the night before! Staff were super helpful.

      Walesrocks Trip Advisor - 28th December 2016.

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    5 Nurndina Street
    Batchelor NT
    0845 Australia

    Contact Numbers:

    Phone: (+61 8) 8976 0811
    Mobile: (+61) 429 510 768
    Fax: (+61 8) 8976 0520