Adelaide River Travel Guide

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  • NEVER BE WITHOUT SUFFICIENT DRINKING WATER HERE
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Adelaide River Things to Do

  • MAKE SURE YOUR CAMERA BATTERIES ARE...

    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...

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  • Adelaide River Railway Station

    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...

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  • Adelaide River War Cemetery

    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...

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  • .303 Bar or Museum?

    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

    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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  • HANDLE A PYTHON..

    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

    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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  • War Memorial Cementery

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Snake Creek Ammunition Depot

    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

    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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Adelaide River Restaurants

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    by Mikebb Updated Sep 7, 2009

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    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.

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Adelaide River Warnings and Dangers

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    by DennyP Written Jan 19, 2012

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    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 IT

    LOOK AFTER YOUR NECCESARIES WHEN TRAVELLING
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    • National/State Park

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Adelaide River What to Pack

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    by DennyP Updated Aug 21, 2010

    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
    SUNGLASSES
    GOOD WALKING/HIKING BOOTS

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: SUNSCREEN:
    A GOOD SUNBURN CREAM

    MOISTURISER
    LIP BALM
    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 PENKNIFE
    MATCHES
    SMALL TORCH

    NECESSARY SMALL TOILETRY ITEMS A RELIABLE INSECT AND  MOSQUITOE REPELLANT CAMERA BATTERY CHARGER AND SPARE MEMORY CARD A RELIABLE TORCH
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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking

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Adelaide River Off The Beaten Path

  • Depot Creek

    12 km or so south of Hayes Creek is a rough track on the right heading off towards Depot Creek. further along either a rough bush track or no track at all are a number of nice swimming pools. km of pools and small falls run down to an eventual larger waterfall.

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  • Old Railway Station & Crossing NT

    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...

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  • Grove Hill Pub

    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.

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