Adelaide River Highlights
Home of Charlie from Crocodile Dundee and interesting historical war cementary.
Noisy Road Trains.
In a nutshell
Good place for a pit stop, fuel and feed but I would stay overnight somewhere else.
Adelaide River Things to Do
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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.more
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.more
Adelaide River Restaurants
Our early departure from Darwin before 7:45 am for the trip to Katherine meant we had hunger pangs after a few hours on the tour coach. Up sprung Adelaide River and there was not much to see in this very small town.
The Adelaide River Inn was almost everything in the town, local pub, restaurant, and tourist shop selling everything and anything a tourist might need, including souvenirs.
Our stop of 30 minutes gave us the opportunity to enjoy coffee and cake in the comfortable garden, an oasis in this part of the Territory.
The old pub with its character bar was open for those who need an early starter.
Favorite Dish: Coffee and freshly baked muffin.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Adelaide River Warnings and Dangers
Travelling here is like travelling anywhere it pays to make sure that you have the neccesary travel insurance that you may need. These are definately places for fun and some of the activities are certainly not without their dangers..I always carry Travel Insurance and that enables me to travel with peace of mind..
We never like to think of anything detrimental happening that can ruin our carefully laid travel plans but, anywhere and anytime an accident can happen..we all see it all the time.When I am formulating my travel plans Travel Insurance is one of the first things that I put into place...Hospitals and medical expenses can be horrific and can leave us in lots of trouble and debt. I always have Travel Insurance for all hospital and medical and the essential repatriation clause just in case of the worst scenario.also cover for theft and lost luggage..This I used on my last big trip when I was robbed in Mongolia..as they say:
DONT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ITRelated to:
- Sailing and Boating
- Road Trip
- National/State Park
Adelaide River What to Pack
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Luggage and bags: When out and about in Australian National Parks it pays to take extreme care due mainly to the isolation. never walk alone, always stay alert, and always carry plenty of drinking water due to the extreme temperatures..I always carry a small backpack for everyday necessities.
ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH WATER
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A GOOD WIDE BRIMMED HAT
GOOD WALKING/HIKING BOOTS
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: SUNSCREEN:
A GOOD SUNBURN CREAM
A PACKET OF WET WIPES
SMALL PACKET OF TISSUES (IN CASE YOU HAVE TO GO)
2 BANDAID STRIPS
Photo Equipment: DIGITAL CAMERA BATTERY CHARGER
SPARE MEMORY CARD
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A GOOD INSECT AND MOSQUITO REPELLANT
SMALL TORCHRelated to:
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
Adelaide River Off The Beaten Path
If you are travelling between Adelaide River, past Grove Hill Pub to Pine Creek, you will come across this interesting railway crossing and old station. Do stop...as we did....and have a look around. It's interesting to imagine what it might have been like in the old gold digger days when steam trains passed through and cars were a luxury...Check...more
Just down the track from Adelaide River is Grove Hill Pub.This is a 'must see' to be believed. The Proprietors Stan and Mary are lovely people and Stan always has a good yarn to tell. On the last Saturday of every month this little pub comes alive with a free bbq & live music. Check out my travelogue & the link below for how to get there.more