Adelaide River Railway Station

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge, located on the Stuart Highway, were constructed as part of the first leg of the North Australia Railway, or NAR, which operated from 1888 until 1976.

The Adelaide River Railway Siding was the first main station complex on the North Australian Railway from Darwin and Pine Creek. During World War II it was of major significance as Adelaide River was an important military centre, with the main hospital situated north of the township along with a number of Australian and Allied bases in the area.

Facilities

Carpark Picnic Area Public Toilet

Rates

Free Entry

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Interpretative panel at the site.

Rum Jungle Single Womens Quarters

Batchelor, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station (the new railway line is in the foreground).

Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Remnants of the gun Battery site on top of the hill.

WWII K5 Anti Aircraft Gun Battery Site, Coomalie Creek

Coomalie Creek, Coomalie

Ordinance bunker built into the hillside.

Snake Creek Armament Depot

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Interpretative area and observation area for the site marked by a section of timber slat fence.

Rum Jungle Mine Manager’s House

Batchelor, Coomalie

Photograph of the small cemetery with interpretive signage at Adelaide River.

Adelaide River Pioneer Cemetery

Adelaide River, Coomalie