Events In And Around Batchelor
Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting.
The Adelaide River Races, set in beautiful shady grounds, feature a seven-race program, with TAB and bookie facilities on site. Bar and food facilities are available, along with children activities. There's also 'Fashion on the Field' and 2-up after the races.
A concert and dance follow the day's races, so with free camping available throw in the swag and tent to spend the evening under the stars.
Gates open at 9am on the Saturday.
Join in the thrill of a rodeo, camp draft and rural show.
The Adelaide River Show, in the Adelaide River township south of Darwin, features a rodeo, polocrosse, gymkhana and camp draft as well as competitions in arts and crafts, flora art, cookery, photography, horticulture and agriculture, and farm produce in both adult and children sections.
The camp draft consists of six head of cattle in a 'camp', in which the competitor has to cut only one animal out. The competitor must get the animal to the front of the camp. Once the competitor has the animal up front, they must block and turn the beast a few times to show the judges they have control of the animal. The rider then calls for the gates to be opened, completes a figure 8 before guiding it through the gate to finish. All this is done in less than 45 seconds.
For a change of pace head to the picturesque town of Batchelor for its annual, popular Lingalonga Festival. Relax under a shady tree and watch the world wander by, explore the markets, sit back and enjoy the entertainment or join in the fun activities throughout the day. For the kids there are clowns and waterslides, and sports. Everyone will love the live music, food stalls, buskers, art and craft workshops and a traditional weaving workshop with 'Jeannie'. The Lingalonga Festival is a not-for-profit community event that is alcohol-free. It starts early at 8am and continues until dark.
Batchelor is located 90 kilometres from Darwin and is the gateway to the waterfalls and landmarks of Litchfield National Park.
Skydivers will celebrate the 32nd Territory Rel Week by converging in Batchelor to make over 2,500 parachute descents from 14,000 feet.
The skies come alive during these nine days and you can participate or watch.
Skydivers will celebrate the 32nd Territory Rel Week by converging in Batchelor to make over 2,500 parachute descents from 14,000 feet. This biennial meet is a major event on the Australian skydiving calendar and will provide the opportunity to improve skills in the areas of freefall, also known as relative work (or "rel"), and canopy relative work.
Spectators are more than welcome to drop in and check out the action during the week. For those who are more adventurous, Tandem Skydives are available during the event, however bookings are essential.
Allow 2.5 to 3 hours
The tour is self-drive, with short walking diversions to various infrastructure and to view collected artefacts from the site. It begins at the front gate where the taxiway from Pell Airstrip was used to bring aircraft within the camp and place them along various revetments.
Situated 100km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway, Pell Mell is well positioned for visits to Litchfield Park, Daly River, Batchelor (Rum Jungle) and Adelaide River, -well known for its World War II sites such as the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the Railway History Museum, and the newly established Batchelor Museum.
4REPAIR & SERVICE UNIT TAG-A-LONG TOUR – Departure options morning or afternoon tours