Northern Territory

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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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Southern Lost City, Northern Territory
Destinations

Hike and camp at Southern Lost City, Northern Territory

When you look at these amazing photos, can you believe this is a site you can camp at? This budget national park site is 4WD only – suitable for caravans, tents (including roof tops and swags) and camper trailers. You’ll find toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. It is not pet friendly and generators are not permitted at night. Karen Putna shared her photos of the park and said, “Southern Lost City (is) between Lorella Springs and Butterfly Falls on the Savannah Way. An amazing 2/3 hour walk to do the circuit.” If you want to be remote, or like

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West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Camping

Closed for summer: Ellery Creek Big Hole, Northern Territory

Access to the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole via road is closed until December 16. The site will reopen over Christmas from December 17, 2021 to January 4, 2022, and will then close again until February 2022. Not only does this mean no swimming, but the popular Ellery Creek Big Hole campground is inaccessible whilst roadworks occur. Work has begun on sealing the 2 km road to the hole and campground. summer was chosen, as it is a quieter time of year for visitors. However, they will reopen over Christmas. If you miss out on seeing the gorgeous waterhole, where

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CAMPS at Uluru - Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
Bucket List

Visit the Red Centre, Northern Territory

CAMPS at Uluru – Ayers Rock, Northern Territory We are talking big bucket list material – you can tick off three amazing landforms right in the heart of Australia, in the Northern Territory.  Uluru First you’ll spot Mt Connor and think it is “The Rock” but then you’ll see the big one! When you arrive at Ayers Rock Resort, time it for sunset drinks with views to Australia’s famous landmark. Your next day there, go back to the sunset carpark at fivies, and watch the rock change colour! The kids feel fortunate they were able to climb Uluru – it

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