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Adelaide River

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  • Day17

    Kakadu+Litchfield NP #5: Zweites Camp

    November 20, 2017 in Australia

    Am frühen Abend sind wir dann dann auch in unserem zweiten Camp angekommen, nun sind wir auch schon im Litchfield Nationalpark 😊 wenn auch der sanitäre Bereich nicht so dolle ist, zumindest hatte ich mein Zelt direkt in erster Reihe und konnte einen feinen Sonnenaufgang am nächsten Morgen verfolgen 👌 zudem konnten wir uns über tierische Bewegung auf dem Gelände nicht beklagen 😂 hier gabs Bullen, Pfaue, Pferde, Frösche, Wallabys (kleine Kängurus) und auch einen Dingo durfte ich in der Nacht hören (nicht allzuweit entfernt).Read more

  • Day76

    Eidith Falls

    June 18, 2017 in Australia

    We came for one but stayed for four days here. We think we have found our inland paradise, here in the North Western part of Katherine Gorge. Lower falls are right by the campground, a km walk up to the upper falls (the best part) and a further 3.5km to Sweetwater Pools (spent most of the hot walk to and from these pools worrying about snakes along the narrow, rocky track!). The swimming was great at all pools although we stuck to the 7am to 7pm swim rule so we weren't in the water while the current 12 resident freshwater crocs feed in the lower pools! Saw a snapping turtle there and a black whip snake right by the path where we were camping. We shared the upper pool with a large water monitor.
    On the way North we stopped in at the Adelaide River War Cemetery where those killed in action in the Northern Territory are buried. As with all commonwealth cemeteries it was peaceful and immaculate. We will learn more about WW2 in Northern Australia in Darwin, but more bombs were dropped on Darwin by the Japanese than at Pearl Harbour. The extent of conflict in Australia during WW2 has been surprising.
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  • Day77

    Wildlife Camping Adventure

    May 29, 2017 in Australia

    Gestern sind wir zum ersten mal für ein paar Stündchen in der Dunkelheit gefahren und hätten auch fast ein paar Kühe mitgenommen auf der Straße. Zum Glück hat Will die früh genug gesehen und ne Vollbremsung gemacht. Die sind schön gemütlich weitergelaufen und haben sich gar nicht für uns interessiert. Vorher hatten wir schon ne tote Kuh am Straßenrand gesehen und ein paar tote Kängurus findet man auch alle paar km. Waren dann super froh, heile am Campsite angekommen zu sein. Heute ging es dann weiter, wir sind ziemlich viel gefahren, haben es bis nach Katherine geschafft und sind dann sogar noch weiter gefahren nach Adelaide River in der Nähe des Litchfield Parks. Auf dem Weg haben wir dann das dritte Buschfeuer gesehen. Der Boden und die Bäume sind teilweise einfach nur schwarz wegen den Feuern. Aber trotzdem wird das "Outback" immer grüner hier. Mehr so Regenwald-artig mittlerweile. Die Campingplätze finden wir übrigens immer über die Campermate-App. Für 11$ haben wir einen ziemlich guten gefunden, es gab sogar Live Musik und einen ganzen Bauernhof an Tieren. Und einen Fluss gab es direkt am Campingplatz, mit der Warnung vor Krokodilen. Sehr beruhigend... Abends gabs dann eine Dusche mit ein paar fetten Kröten und tausend anderen Insekten. Und eine Schlange haben wir nachts auch im Gebüsch gesehen. Uuund natürlich Kängurus überall. Wofür braucht man schon nen Zoo, wenn man alles hautnah auf dem Campingplatz erleben kann?!Read more

  • Day120

    21.12.2016 - On the road & Litchfield NP

    December 21, 2016 in Australia

    De planti Roadtrip vo Darwin - Perth chan losgah😊

    Zeme mit de Chrystelle (France) und em David (Germany) wirdi die nöcnhste Wuche mitme 4WD sowie Camping-Usrüstig de Norde und Weste vo Australie bereise. Da dChrystelle bereits sit 15 Mönet zAustralie isch, het sie es Auto mit entsprechender Usrüstig zur Verfüegig.
    Via Facebook-Gruppe hend mir ois vorgängig gfuunde und entschiiede de Roadtrip zeme zstarte.

    Nach Asie froii mi, ez ganz epis anders und en Teil vom rote Kontinent zentdecke😀😀..
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  • Day11

    Visited this beautiful memorial that honours the many who died when WW2 arrived on Australian shores. The impact of the Japanese attack on Darwin was immense - more bombs were dropped during the air raid of 19 February 1942 than on Pearl Harbour! In excess of 60 Japanese aerial incursions occurred over the Top End with bombings as far south as Katherine. The graves of these soldiers are meticulously maintained in an oasis of lush, green, scented gardens.

    Adjacent is a civilian section containing the graves of non service people who also became victims of the war. This included a very prominent tribute to the workers - many of whom were related - of the Darwin Post Office which suffered a direct hit from Japanese bombers, killing everyone inside.

    Adelaide River was strategically important as troops in Darwin were pushed back by the bombing. After searching over two days we eventually found the site of the old armament camp at Snake Creek. More of a secret now than it possibly was during WW2 and only accessible by 4WD. It's not signposted and has been left to rot away, because (we were told) it is on Aboriginal land and therefore no one wants to take responsibility for it.

    The remains left behind are slowly being reclaimed by the bush but you can still see some of the buildings used to make and store artillery shells and the railway line used to transport everything in and out. It's placement outside of the town in a heavily vegetated valley meant Japanese bombers would have had difficulty spotting it.
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  • Day11

    Mt Bundy Station, Adelaide River

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    Mt Bundy, is a working cattle station that also has a working caravan park. Scott and Sue run the show and when they're not mustering cattle, horses or water buffalo they will be fronting The Cheeky Bull Bar (the coldest and cheapest beer we've had in the Top End) and hand-making amazing pizza.

    Being a working cattle station there is an obvious ruggedness to this location and I guess that's part of the appeal. We set up camp in the unpowered section, maybe a little too close to the Adelaide River (6000 plus crocs). Nestled amongst a lush grove of trees ( which proved a challenge for our solar power), wildlife abounded. From the cutest silky wallabies, preening peacocks, dusty cattle dogs and even the gruesome cane toads which would join you in the toilets if you required a late night visit.

    The opportunity to mingle with fellow travellers is always fun and on this occasion to meet a couple who opted for a parrot rather than a caravan dog made for interesting conversation. Mt Bundy is a special place, its chemistry blended from the land, people, and its wildlife, fenced and free roaming. Thanks for the memories!
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  • Day33

    Adelaide River

    August 17, 2017 in Australia

    Drove to Adelaide River and booked into the Adelaide River Show Society (ARSS) ground. Went out to the War Cemetery, saw Brian Winspear being interviewed on video. Inspected the railway Museum which featured the Train to Never Never. Went to the pub for a drink and saw Charlie the Buffalo on display as well as a large 'croc'.Read more

  • Day115

    Adelaide River, Northern Territory

    June 24, 2016 in Australia

    We packed up amidst the falling ash and thickening smoke and drove the 15 minutes into town (past fire on the way) to find a safer place to rest our heads. A swimming pool, friendly neighbours and the view of fire in the distance were all welcomed and we had a nice peaceful sleep.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Adelaide River, آدلاید ریور, Аделејд Ривер

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