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Adelaide River  Northern Territory

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Adelaide River is a small settlement found between Darwin and Katherine in the Northern Territory's Top End. It lies some 200 km north-east of Katherine.

It was the base for 30, 000 Australian and American soldiers during WWII and was also a railway siding for the North Australian Railway from Darwin to Pine Creek.

Just north of the town is a large WWII cemetery for 434 servicemen and 54 civilians, who were killed by air-raids in Darwin.

There are some historical sites and pleasant scenic locations for walking and fishing in the area.

Image: Adelaide River Cemetery - Australia's Outback Northern Territory

Things to do in and around Adelaide River include:

  • Adelaide River Inn - home of Charlie the Buffalo, from the movie Crocodile Dundee
  • Grove Hill Heritage and Museum - a residence built entirely from recycled materials during the depression. Open daily 6 am to 2 pm
  • Festival - Bush Race Meeting and Show, June
  • War Cemetery - with graves of WWII servicemen and civilians, just north
  • Mount Bundy Station - for fishing, walking and swimming, 3 km north
  • Robin Falls - off the Stuart Highway has pleasant 15 minute walk to view the falls
  • Snake Creek Armament Depot - historical military base. Entry requires permit from Northern Land Council as is on Aboriginal Lands
  • Daly River - has good fishing, Aboriginal art and craft, flora and fauna festival each June/July, 114 km south-west

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