Northern Territory

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Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory
Budget Campsite

Chambers Pillar: MUST SEE and 4WD budget camp, Northern Territory

Not just a camp area, this historical reserve is 160 km south of Alice Springs and is dominated by a 50m high sandstone pillar. At sunrise and sunset, the red and orange in the rock are impressive over the Simpson Desert plain. There are short walks so you can explore, take photos and local wildlife. Castle Rock, Northern Territory The local Aboriginal people believe that the pillar is the gecko ancestor Itirkawara. He and his wife were banished – turning into rock, his wife is Castle Rock, 500 metres north east. Also check out historical markers – John MacDouall Stuart

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CMCA Sundance Farm
Camping

New CMCA Park, Batchelor, Northern Territory

It is always good news to add another CMCA park to our listings! The latest addition to the CMCA family is located in Batchelor, NT at Sundance Farm.  It offers stays for self contained vehicles only,  a dump point, drinking water, nice flat sites, and secure parking. There’s a custodian on site and don’t forget discounted rates for CMCA members. You are welcome to stay a maximum of 14 days, definitely book ahead, as the gates are locked at 9pm nightly with after hours access by arrangement. The sites are large and level, there’s a happy shelter and a communal

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Curtin Springs - image Dian Maney
Destinations

Camp at a Cattle Station and Wayside Inn at Curtin Springs, Northern Territory

Curtin Springs – image Dian Maney Curtin Springs is a special part of Australia, owned by a family who have made this remote place their home.  Unpowered sites are free, and there is a fee for shower/facilities and powered sites. It is pet friendly, caters for big rigs through to tents.  With over a million acres of land, Curtin Springs includes a cattle station, handmade paper production, guided walks, and Wayside Inn that provides accommodation, campground, fuel, store and meals. Powered sites are limited so ensure you call ahead, but unpowered sites are unallocated and require no booking. Unpowered sites are

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Swimming at Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
Destinations

What’s open at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory?

Have you been here? Hands down, it is such a favourite for us.  We loved coming up in the wet season – or near the end! There was still a lot open this time of year, BUT and it is a BIG but, it was so quiet on the tourist front. At Tjaebata Falls, there was no one else there. We had it all to ourselves! Locals have told us it’s been a late wet up Darwin way this year. But there was still plenty open for us to check out. Gates were mostly locked to the 4WD roads –

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Kings Canyon Resort, Northern Territory
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Where to stay near Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Kings Canyon Resort, Northern Territory Kings Canyon Resort Amazing views here! Dingos walking outside the campground and could hear them howl at night. Had to put our shoes away, in case they took them! Amazing sunrise and sunset. One of the most spectacular walks at the Canyon, too. It is a bit pricey, but a five star location! The resorts bars and restaurants, convenience stores and petrol station are available to campground guests. Dogs are allowed in the campground, however must be kept secure and on a leash at all times. You can also camp at: Kings Creek Station Northern Territory Staying

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Butterfly Falls, Northern Territory
Destinations

Waterfall camp: Butterfly Falls, Limmen National Park, Northern Territory

Butterfly Falls is in Limmen National Park, NT. You can camp beside them – budget priced, with toilets, shade, views and the CAMPS tick of approval! No pets or Big Rigs.  On the Savannah Way, it is a must do. You need to be self sufficient if driving this remote route. Remember it is seasonal, so you may not be able to swim here in the dry season.  Infact, it is the only safe swimming spot away from crocodiles, in the entire park! Towards the end of the dry it can become stagnant and unsuitable for a dip. What else to

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Salt Creek Rest Area, Northern Territory
Camping

Free camping at Salt Creek Rest Area, Northern Territory

Salt Creek Rest Area, Northern Territory Salt Creek Rest Area is located conveniently between two major attractions in the Red Centre. It is 210 km north east of Uluru and 113 km from Kings Canyon, so a perfect overnighter between the two iconic destinations. And it is free and pet friendly, so it is generally busy. This shaded BBQ/picnic area is a good spot, large with lots of space and trees. There is definitely room for Big Rigs, but BYO water. And it has the CAMPS tick of approval! We certainly enjoyed our picnic here. We really made the most of the

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Lorella Springs by Jan Tucker
Beaches & Coasts

NT Station Stay Lorella Springs has it all! 

Image by Jan Tucker Huge saltwater crocodiles, barramundi, historical sites, birdlife, Aboriginal culture, caves, chasms, gorges and thermal springs! All on a one-million acre, untouched Northern Territory coastal wilderness sanctuary and cattle station, Lorella Springs.  Image by Jan Tucker The family-owned station stay is surrounded by Limmen National Park, Aboriginal land and Gulf of Carpentaria coast. CAMPS Ambassadors Dale and Tracey said, “Our week at this one million acre wilderness sanctuary was full of adventure. We swam in some amazing water holes and spent many hours 4wding around this amazing place. NT Station Stay Lorella Springs- Image Adams Family Travels We

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Kings Canyon Free Camp - Image Overland Exposure
Bucket List

Ginty’s Lookout, an overnight camp with a great Red Centre view, Northern Territory

The Red Centre of Northern Territory is internationally famous for good reason! CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda were travelling from the West MacDonnell Ranges. They said, “We hit some more dirt roads and made our way towards Kings Canyon. We found this great free camp (Ginty’s Lookout) which was right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the valley. We enjoyed sitting on the rocks, watching the sunset and sharing a drink.” Whether you are traveling west like them, descending down into Kings Canyon on your way to Uluru, or travelling back to Alice, this is a perfect spot! Have

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