Daly River can be found about 222km south-west of Darwin by taking a turn-off from the Stuart highway. The township supports a population of 560 people and is a centre for tourism, agriculture and cattle.
Traditionally the Daly River crossing was a meeting place for Aboriginal people and by the close of the 1800s, European settlement had established farming, mining and a missionary community.
The Daly River itself has wildlife, crocodile and plentiful numbers of barrimundi. Fishing is one of the popular visitor attractions in the area - although swimming is not recommended.
Image: Barra Classic at Daly River - Australia's Outback Northern Territory
Festivals of note
Merrepen Arts Festival - in June/July
Things to do
Mango Farm - see commerical mango farms
Merrepen Fine Art Gallery - for locally made arts and crafts
Fishing - boat hire and guided fishing expeditions are available at Woolianna and Mango Farm
Attractions in surrounding area
Discovery Trails - including the old copper mine, Surprise Creek Falls and the Giant Ant Hill
Historical site - remnants of the Daly River Jesuit Mission 1886 -1889