Introducing Adelaide River
Adelaide River is another small Stuart Hwy stop with a big history. It was an important point on the OTL, the North Australia Railway, and as a rest camp and supply depot during WWII. The Railway Museum (8976 7101; admission $2 donation; 9am-4pm May-Oct, variable hr Nov-Apr), near the Daly River Rd turn-off, is part of the historic rail precinct. It also acts as an information centre. Well signposted east of the highway just north of the river, the Adelaide River War Cemetery is the largest war cemetery in the country. The rows of simple headstones honour those killed in the Japanese air raids during WWII. There are a few picnic tables and gas barbecues in a tranquil park along the river bank here.
Last updated: Apr 21, 2010
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