Douglas Daly Research Farm

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Unnamed Road, Douglas-Daly NT 0822, Northern Territory

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The Douglas Daly Research Farm is just over 3,000ha in size and is owned by the NT Government. Situated on the farm is the point were the Douglas River flows into the Daly River, and this peninsula of steep-banked riverine bush is available for bush camping and exploring. The campsites and the roads into the sites are not maintained and can get very overgrown. If you don't like your car being scratched, then avoid this area. It does however provide a spectacular view of the confluence of the Daly and Douglas Rivers. For those who are brave enough to tempt the saltwater crocodile population, a low waterfall and cascade in the Douglas River provides an area to cool down. This is saltwater crocodile territory so beware. From the Douglas Daly Tourist Park travel in a southerly direction on Oolloo Road for about 10km, before turning right onto Jungawa Road. This dirt road will lead to the research farm offices (about 13 km). Warning: Saltwater crocodiles inhabit both the Douglas and Daly Rivers please observe the signs regarding safety, and swim at your own risk. This is bush camping. No facilities exist. Please obtain permission and directions from the office on the research farm to visit or camp in this area.

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Lat: -13.840052 Lng: 131.147946

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cvwanderlust

No permits required, it is a conservation area. Do not access the farm, turn right at the farm entrance, there may be some gates to open along this boundary fence but keep going. Leave the gates as you find them. At the final gate, there is a sign directing you to the to left which follows the outer boundary of the research farm. Use wiki satellite view to find the exact spot you want. The picture on the cover is right at the point. There are other access areas onto the river. Would be some really good fishing down there, to we didn't swim, didn't see Crocs but no doubt they are around. The track near the river is a little tight, dusty and lots of over hanging follage.

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