5 Amazing Destinations in the Northern Territory

Journeys
2nd Jun 2021

The Northern Territory is one of the best locations in Australia to visit. There are many iconic sights and locations to see such as Uluru, Kakadu National Park, Kings Canyon Walk and Darwin. With so many stunning landscapes, wildlife and scenery, the Northern Territory offers an incredible adventure for every traveller. Here are our top must-see places to visit.

1. Kakadu

Kakadu is one of the most beautiful places to see, and even better when travelling in an RV. Kakadu offers exceptional landscapes and wildlife that visitors of all ages would love. We would highly recommend visiting Kakadu National Park. This exceptional location spreads across 20,000km and is World Heritage Listed due to its cultural value.

There is only a $25 fee for everyone who visits over the age of 16; and it is well worth every dollar because of the amount of things you can see and do. There are seven different regions within the park; South Alligator, Jabiru, East Alligator, Nourlangie, Yellow Water, Jim Him and Twin Falls Gorge and the Mary River Region. No matter where you go and what you do, we can guarantee you would have the time of your life.

2. Berry Springs

Want to get away from the busy-ness of life? Visit Berry Springs National Park in your Jayco RV and immerse yourself in nature and serenity. This National Park offers shaded picnic and barbeque areas and is super close to swimming pools, which is great for kids. This location also has a monsoon forest and woodlands walk through at the Top End habitats. The must-do activities are bushwalking, birdwatching, wildlife watching, swimming and activities toured by rangers – Berry Springs truly has it all!

3. Nature’s Way Drive

The Nature’s Way self-drive is easily one of the most scenic and stunning ways to see the Northern Territory. This drive is filled with Indigenous culture. There are lots of activities to do such as canoeing down the Katherine River, waterfall swimming and viewing the rock art by inspiring Indigenous artists. Other highlights include the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and the Litchfield National Park.

4. Nitmiluk National Park

Nitmiluk National Park is a gorgeous location to camp. This spot is located on the lands of the Jawoyn people and features lots of Aboriginal rock art sites that bring to life the dreaming stories, creating a bit of magic and uniqueness to your visit. Additionally, there are canoes that are available for hire or you can alternatively get a permit to use your own from the Nitmiluk National Park Visitor Centre. If you are feeling extra adventurous, why not see the Nitmiluk Gorge from above and take a helicopter ride? You can also swim in one of the gorges for an unforgettable experience.

5. Katherine

Katherine is situated about three hours’ drive south of Darwin on the mighty Katherine River. This location is very close to the Nitmiluk National Park and is a great place to take your RV. Fun activities include taking a bushwalk at the Jatbula Trail, exploring Elsey National Park and visiting the Cutta Cutta underground cave. Don’t forget to check out Katherine Museum for some original and incredible Aboriginal artefacts and photographs. For a bit of pampering, Katherine Hot springs is a great way to unwind and relax after a long day of exploring.

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