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Adelaide River is a township in the Top End of the Northern Territory that played an important role in the defence of Australia in World World II. At one point 30,000 Australian and the United States army soldiers were based around the town.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Darwin International Airport
  • Pine Creek Airport

By car[edit]

From Darwin: Take theStuart Hwy/A1 south

From Pine Creek: Take theStuart Hwy/A1 north

From Daily River: Take the Daily River Rd/C28 east

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Adelaide River War Cemetery. During World War II, Adelaide River township was the site of a large military base. The war cemetery created there is now the final resting place for 434 military personnel and civilians involved in the war effort. The cemetery is set in lush surrounds alongside the Adelaide River with beautifully tended gardens providing a peaceful backdrop for remembering the fallen. Adelaide River War Cemetery (Q86752676) on Wikidata Adelaide River War Cemetery on Wikipedia
  • Historic Adelaide River railway precinct, 51 Stuart Hwy.

The old quaint railway bridge in Coomalie River


  • Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise to get up close and personal to the crocs. Stop at the Humpty Doo hotel on the way to the Adelaide River and sample the cold beer on offer.






  • Adelaide River Inn Caravan Park, Stuart Hwy 106.
  • 1 Mount Bundy Station, 315 Haynes Rd, Adelaide River (Stuart Hwy), +61 8 8976 7009. Bed and breakfast rooms in the homestead, budget rooms in the Stockmen Quarters, group facilities in the Billabong House, self contained Cooks Cottage, shady caravan/camping sites and a swimming pool. Situated on the banks of the Adelaide River and set high on a hill overlooking the station. The homestead is comfortable and homely with fantastic views and is a quiet rural experience, enjoy your visit with personal interaction with the owners and their family life. $10-1400.



Go next[edit]

Pine Creek, Darwin, Daly River

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