The Adelaide River is emblematic of Territory rivers.
Whether you’re driving on the Arnhem Highway to Kakadu, heading down the track or peering down from the air on a plane back into Darwin, the Adelaide River is a Territory icon in and of itself.
Home to jumping crocodile tours, cultural connections and thriving wetlands. Being so close to Darwin, the river is a very popular Barramundi fishing location – in 2014, the Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory fought and won the battle to remove commercial fishing nets from the river.
With major plans underway to build large dams upstream, the Adelaide river is under increasing pressure from industrial irrigation and heavy industry such as petrochemical and gas.