Adelaide River Things to Do

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    MAKE SURE YOUR CAMERA BATTERIES ARE CHARGED

    by DennyP Written Nov 28, 2011
    MY DIGITAL CAMERA NECCESITIES THAT I CARRY WITH ME
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    Whenever I'm "out and about" especially in isolated places like this. I always make sure that the night before all my digital batteries are charged for the next days experiences. There is nothing worse than getting flat camera batteries when you are in islolated areas. I always carry a spare memory card also.Just in case.. Another item that is always in my camera kit is an International powerpoint adaptor. After All our photos are a really important part of our trip...Aren't they!!!
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Never be without sufficient fresh bottled water when in these extremely hot places

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    Adelaide River Railway Station

    by Gillybob Written Aug 1, 2010

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    Located on the Stuart Highway, the Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge were constructed to form part of the North Australia Railway which operated from 1888 until 1976.

    In its time, it was the first main station on the line from Darwin to Pine Creek. It was of major significance during World War II as Adelaide River was an important military centre.

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    Adelaide River War Cemetery

    by Gillybob Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    Approximately 113km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway you will find Adelaide River. During World War II, there was a large base at Adelaide River and the war cemetery was created specifically for the burial of service personnel who died in the area.

    The cemetery contains 434 Commonwealth graves from the Second World War, as well as the Northern Territory Memorial which commemorates members of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Merchant Navy and the Services Reconnaissance Department who lost their lives in operations in Timor and Northern Australian. The memorial also serves those who have no known grace.

    The war cemetery was taken over the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in 1947.

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    .303 Bar or Museum?

    by Mikebb Updated Sep 7, 2009

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    .303 Bar & Exhibits Acquired Over The Decades
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    The .303 Bar is worth viewing whilst visiting Adelaide River. Full of history from the war years, Crocodile Dundee movie and the early days of mining in the district. Easy to entertain yourself for a half hour without drinking a beer.

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    Adelaide River WWII Cemetery

    by Mikebb Updated Sep 7, 2009

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    There are 414 war graves including 12 men from the British Merchant Navy, one from the Canadian Army and 400 members of the Australian forces.

    Following the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942 the Australian and American military headquarters were relocated to the Adelaide River township. The cemetery is the third largest war cemetery in Australia.

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    War Memorial Cementery

    by aussirose Written Jun 28, 2008

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    Outside War Cemntery Adelaide River NT

    And up the road beside the Service Station a little way is the War Memorial Cementery.
    We spent quite a bit of time just wandering around and reading all the notations on the grave stones. It must have been a horrible time for all those that lost their loved ones.

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    Adelaide River

    by aussirose Updated Jun 28, 2008

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    Well there's not a great deal to do in Adelaide River but if you want to leave your car at the Service Station and walk down the hill opposite, then there's a lovely view of the river.
    Quite a nice place for a picnic.

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    Adelaide River War Cemetery

    by Zanzibargirl Written Apr 14, 2006

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    During the Second World War, Adelaide River was the headquarters of a large base, and the war cemetery was created especially for the burial of servicemen who died in this part of Australia. Here lies the graves of many men who died at ages some of which seem far to young serving their country. If you are into history and wish to pay your respects to those of whom lost their lives defending our great country, I would recommend a quick pit stop here to pay homage.

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    Snake Creek Ammunition Depot

    by skatzcatz Written Oct 22, 2004

    There are a number of World War 2 sites in Adelaide River area, the most prominent being Snake Creek. A 1km drive into the bush will bring you to the site of a World War 2 ammunition depot where buildings were carved into the hillside to eliminate detection from the air. Many of these buildings still remain today.

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    Adelaide River War Cemetery

    by skatzcatz Written Oct 21, 2004

    At the Adelaide River War Cemetery lie the graves of 434 Australian, British and Canadian Servicemen killed in action in the Top End during World War 2. The stone at the Centre of the Memorial commemorates those unknown who have no known grave.

    Also adjoining the war cemetery is the civil cemetery where 63 people died during the war.

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    HANDLE A PYTHON..

    by DennyP Written Sep 15, 2008

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    A LARGE BLACK HEADED PYTHON..
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    While on this Adelaide River Crocodile jumping cruise there is a great opportunity to handle some local snakes...they have large and small non venomous pythons which are gentle to hold and handle....

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    Adelaide River Pub

    by aussirose Written Jun 28, 2008

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    Charlie Crocodile Dundee at Adelaide River NT



    If you are passing through, do stop for a cool drink at the pub and say G'day to Charlie....the star of the Crocodile Dundee movies :o)

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