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Northern Territory selfdrive tourist guide
National Park, Katherine
Gorge, Tropical Darwin
4 Day Selfdrive Route Darwin, Litchfield, Adelaide River
2 Wheel Drive on sealed and unsealed roads access
From Alice Springs
To Darwin in Northern Territory Australia
Adelaide River, Litchfield National Park, Fogg
Dam, Adelaide River Crocodile cruise, Darwin City Sights.
Day 1: Travel 90mins down the Stuart Highway to Adelaide River.
On the way stop at Adelaide River and visit the Adelaide River
Railway Station and Adelaide River War Cemetery to learn about the
Then back up the highway 15min and turn off to Litchfield National
Park Spend the next two days following the Litchfield Loop tourism
drive. On arrival in the park explore Wangi Falls and enjoy an easy
walk around the falls. For the energetic, travel to Tolmer Falls
for a bush trek. Spend the night camping in the park or stay in
accommodation in Batchelor just a few kilometres outside Litchfield
Day 2: Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, to Darwin.
This morning continue exploring the Litchfield National Park.
Start the day with a refreshing swim at Buley Rockhole or the spring-fed
In the afternoon continue the loop back to Darwin.
Day 3: Darwin to Adelaide River - Crocodile Cruises
Travel from Darwin down the Stuart highway and turn left around
45klm down and travel along the Arnhem Highway till you reach the
Fogg Dam Sign and turn left to the Harry Bowmans - Adelaide River
Some 6klm down the turnoff from the Arnhem Highway is Fogg Dam
but if you continued on and followed the hand made signs the road
goes on for another 10 odd klms (or so it seemed) to a dead end.
From there turn right and the jumping crocodile cruise is located
on their private stretch of the Adelaide River at the end of Fogg
All in all it was about 75 minutes since you leave Darwin. I then
followed to the right on a dirt track form some 5klm to Harry Bowmans
- Adelaide River Crocodile cruise.
Last we heard it was $43 for a adult and $16 for a child with 4
cruises a day and the boat capivity is 30 folks. Cruise times are
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Daily from May to November.
Day 4: Darwin City Sights
Spend the morning relaxing and enjoy brunch at one of the many
cafes or restaurants along Mitchell Street or at Cullen Bay Marina.
Spend the day walking around town and taking in the sights.
In Darwin city follow the Historical Walk to discover the city's
history and see Parliament House and Survivors Lookout for a view
accoss the wharf precinct.
Just out of town take a scenic walk along the coast of Darwin Harbour,
past Mindil Beach and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern
Fatigue causes many crashes in Australia.
When driving long distances, stop and rest every 1-2 hours.
Try to have someone sit beside you to keep you company driving
as our NT roads can be long and straight.
Alcohol and driving dont mix.
For experienced drivers the blood alcohol level is 0.05.
Provisional drivers and young drivers may not have any alcohol
Seat belts and child restraints must be worn by all vehicle occupants.
Always carry a copy of your drivers license in English.
Take plenty of water on all Outback trips;
check distances and driving conditions;
and ensure you have adequate petrol at all times.
Remember, rule Number 1 in the Outback: if your car breaks down
you MUST stay with your vehicle for safety reasons.
Dont drive after dark.
Parks & Wildlife Commission Northern Territory provides information
on camping, National Parks, and permits.
Ensure you are informed re the safety of swimming in the Top
End many areas are not safe to swim due to crocodiles.
Call +61 (0) 8 8999 4401 for information.
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