Adelaide River is a very small town in the Northern Territory. It is situated on the Stuart Highway, where it crosses over the river of the same name. It is approximately 113km from Darwin. Temperatures vary from an average high of 35 degrees in summer to an average high of 20 degrees in winter.
The township got its name from The Adelaide River. In 1873, the site became a residential area after construction workers had been occupying it during the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line. Six years later, a police station was constructed.
Adelaide River became the Australian and US military headquarters with camps and hospitals, as well as farms, after the bombing of Darwin in 1942. The town has many historical spots and memorials dedicated to the people who fought in World War II.
Today, there’s a population of around 250. The area is famous for its saltwater crocodiles and barramundi fish. Visit the local shops for lunch to sample the barramundi and chips.
Best form of transport is car, being 201km northwest of Katherine and 113k south of Darwin.