Coomalie Region

Coomalie Region caravan, camping and visitor information.

The Coomalie Region encompasses the well serviced townships of Batchelor and Adelaide River. The region begins 75km south of Darwin. It extends either side of the Stuart Highway and ends at the Adelaide River Township some 45kms to the south.

The Traditional Owners of the Coomalie Region are of the Kungarakan, Awara and Warai groups.

The region is rich in history and is a popular tourist destination.
The gateway to the Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, is one of the regions major townships. Adelaide River became the headquarters for the armed forces after the bombing of Darwin during WWII.

At the heart of the region lays the Rum Jungle district. This unique area got it’s name after a bullock wagon, loaded with rum headed for construction gangs, got bogged. The bullockies then set about drinking the rum, having a most glorious time. Thereafter the locals enviously named the area as Rum Jungle.

Coomalie has a unique character and identity that is a result of the area’s history from WWII, mining, and horticulture.