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Boat at the jetty at Daly River near Katherine

Fiume Daly

Una mecca per la pesca e un'abbondanza di ecosistemi, sorgenti termali, gole, passeggiate e piscine: la regione del fiume Daly è popolare tra gli amanti della vita all'aria aperta.

Situata su una strada panoramica a metà strada tra Darwin e Katherine, la regione del fiume Daly è famosa per la pesca. Dirigiti verso la regione del fiume Daly per le gare annuali di pesca del Barramundi, salta a bordo di un charter di pesca o noleggia una barca e tenta la fortuna catturando il pesce da un milione di dollari nella più grande competizione di pesca del Territorio del Nord.

Il fiume Daly scorre attraverso le terre tradizionali, tra gli altri, dei popoli Jawoyn, Wagiman, Malak-Malak, Marranunggu, Marrathiel e Wadjigan.

Se il campeggio è il tuo stile, puoi allestire il campo in uno dei tanti pittoreschi parcheggi per roulotte lungo il fiume della zona o in campeggi gestiti nella regione del Daly River e nell'adiacente regione di Douglas Daly, ma assicurati di prenotare il tuo posto tramite Parks NT online prima di partire!

Il Merrepen Arts Center presso la comunità locale Nauiyu merita una visita nella regione del fiume Daly. Gli artisti aborigeni sono spesso residenti a creare le loro opere e puoi sostenere gli artisti acquistando un dipinto, una serigrafia, un tessuto stampato a mano, un tessuto o un gioiello per ricordare il tuo viaggio.

È possibile accedere al fiume Daly tramite strade asfaltate fuori dalla Stuart Highway appena oltre la cittadina di Adelaide River o, per gli appassionati di fuoristrada, tramite la pista del fiume Reynolds attraverso il Parco nazionale di Litchfield.

Cosa da fare e da vedere presso il Daly River

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    • A quattro ruote di guida
    • Osservazione uccelli
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    What’s nearby

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  • FAQs

    Can you camp at Daly River?

    Yes, camping facilities are available but fees may apply.

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    How do you get to Daly River?

    To get to Daly River from Darwin head south along the Stuart Highway until you reach Dorat road. Follow Dorat road onto Daly River road then turn right and follow Wooliana road for 4.2km.

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    What are the best things to see/do in Daly River?

    Take a fishing tour along the Daly River which is well known for being stocked with huge barramundi and the local fishing charters will show you all the hotspots. The Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs are some of the best known springs in the Northern Territory. Experience incredible thermal hot springs or seek out a cooler pool if it’s a warm day. Merrepen Arts is a well-established art centre that feature around 20 aboriginal artists who work to create traditional art and craft pieces.

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    What is special about Daly River?

    Daly River is a part of the Douglas River and Daly River region perfect for outdoor lovers. Located 220km from Darwin, Daly River is a classic NT road trip stop with thermal springs, gorges, walking trails, incredible fishing and iconic historical venues such as the world famous Daly Water’s Pub.

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    When is the best time to visit?

    If you visit in the dry season (May to October), Days are warm and sunny and the nights are cooler. Average daily maximum range from 21C to 32C.

    If you visit during the wet season (November to April), Days are more humid with heavy rainfall, expect incredible lighting storms that are captivating to watch. Average daily maximum range from 25C to 33C.

    For more weather information click here.

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    Where else can you visit on your way to Daly River?

    Humpty Doo is just 38km south of Darwin, see the well-known ‘Boxing Crocodile’ or stop for a meal at the iconic ‘Humpty Doo Tavern’. Howard Springs Nature Park is just 28km South of Darwin and this is a great place to stop for a break, explore the swimming spots or have a meal. There is an abundance of wildlife to see and picnic facilities available. Along the way you will pass Adelaide River located approximately 115kms out of Darwin. The small township is a great place to stop for a meal and has the Adelaide River War Cemetery.

    Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park is 60 km from Katherine and is one of the most spectacular places in the NT, with massive park offers, sensational scenery, amazing aboriginal art and incredible swimming areas. Leliyn (Edith) Falls is not far away and this popular water hole in the Katherine region hosts camping grounds, walking trails and of course incredible places to swim. Past Pine Creek and 130 km from Katherine is the popular Tjuwaliyn/Douglas Hot Springs Park where thermal pools create an oasis for camping and swimming in the surrounding dry woodland.

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    Where is Daly River?

    Located just outside the Litchfield National Park, Daly River is approximately a 3.5-hour drive from both Darwin and Katherine.