The Adelaide River settlement is located on the banks of the river, 114 kilometres south of Darwin. The scenic village has a rich history and was the site of a major military headquarters during World War II. It is a small community with a population of just 250 and an ideal stop-off point between Darwin and Katherine.
The highlight of a visit to Adelaide River is the beautifully maintained World War II cemetery which can be easily found in a peaceful location by the banks of the river. Some 434 servicemen and 63 civilians killed in the Top End are buried here. Among the civilians are 9 Post Office workers who were killed on February 19, 1942 during the first of the Japanese air raids on Darwin.
Also of interest to visitors is the Adelaide River Pub set among shady trees and green lawns, it is an ideal lunch destination with the popular house special of barra and chips. The old railway bridge and station (now a museum), which was a major enterprise at the time of completion in 1889, is also worth a visit. The Adelaide River itself flows north from the settlement and reaches the Timor Sea approximately 50 kilometres north-east of Darwin.
The stunning Adelaide River itself snakes its way south from the Van Diemen Gulf at Djukbinj National Park to the Adelaide River Settlement on the Stuart Highway. The river is best known for its exciting 'jumping crocodile' cruises. Just an hour's drive south of Darwin, turn left at Beatrice Hill on the Arnhem Highway and follow the signs to any of several 'jumping crocodile' theme cruises. Watch crocodiles being fed and encouraged to jump high in the air.
The river is also home to a multitude of unique birdlife. The Adelaide River settlement is situated on the banks of the river, 114 kilometres south of Darwin. The scenic village has a rich history. During World War II the area was the site of a major military headquarters.
Temperatures for Adelaide River (Arnhem Highway)
Adelaide River (Arnhem Highway) has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Adelaide River (Arnhem Highway) is approximately 34 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 24 °c.
Adelaide River (Arnhem Highway) has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Adelaide River (Arnhem Highway) is approximately 33 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 16 °c.
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