Package Holidays in Northern Territory
Adelaide River Litchfield Northern Territory Australia
Set 112 km from Darwin, the small township of Adelaide River, population 279, provides a convenient stopover point between Katherine and Darwin.
The manmade dam was built to service the short-lived rice growing plantations but when the crops failed the area became a sanctuary for wildlife. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to witness masses of birds and animals move between their feeding grounds and sleeping spots.
Wetland Visitor Center
A stop at the Wetlands Visitor Centre provides insight to the conservation value of the wetlands and panoramic views of the surrounding floodplains.
Adelaide River Crocodiles
Adelaide River is where you can get a great view of the dangerous saltwater crocodiles from the safety of an enclosed boat. The boat operators dangle meat from the top level of the boat to entice a salty to jump out of the water. The crocodiles leap almost 2 metres, 2.2 yards, out of the water to wrap their jaws around the meat giving passengers on the lower levels an unrestricted view of their underbelly.
Mary River Wetlands
The Mary River Wetlands extend from the Adelaide River to the border of Kakadu National Park. Monsoon and paperbark forests and freshwater billabongs teem with wildlife; the bird life is astounding. Couzens Lookout has glorious views of the Mary River and floodplains.