Port Essington

Port Essington (including the Cobourg Peninsula and Gurig National Park)
The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Port Essington, and the township which was variously known as Victoria or Port Victoria, is another instance of an unsuccessful attempt to settle the northern coastline of Australia. Because the settlement lasted for over a decade, and because it was the site of Ludwig Leichhardt's greatest triumph, it is perhaps more widely known than the other less successful attempts at Raffles Bay and Fort Dundas.

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Adelaide River - Sleep

Both a small township on the Stuart Highway and a river noted for its large population of saltwater crocodiles.

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Adelaide River - Eat

Both a small township on the Stuart Highway and a river noted for its large population of saltwater crocodiles.

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Adelaide River - Events

Both a small township on the Stuart Highway and a river noted for its large population of saltwater crocodiles.

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