Australia’s Top End has plenty on offer for adventure seekers. From sun-soaked deserts to roaring waterfalls nestled in lush rainforest, this picturesque territory is home to natural beauty spanning a range of landscapes.

If you’re looking to get your fill of the great outdoors, pack the tent and get trekking to these picture-perfect camping spots in the Northern Territory.

 

 

Wangi Falls – Litchfield National Park

Camping Wangi Falls

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The NT isn’t all red dirt and dry air, y’know. The Wangi Falls campground is your ticket to the towering trees and trickling waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. Set up your tent or park your caravan and spend your days picnicking, hiking, and splashing around in the crystal clear swimming holes. The walk to the top of Wangi Falls is a must; don’t forget your camera – you’ll want to remember that view!

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Fireplaces
  • Wood barbecues
  • Picnic tables
  • Kiosk

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential
  • Pets prohibited
  • Swimming prohibited when water level is too high during wet season

 

Butterfly Springs – Limmen National Park

Camping Butterfly Springs

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Another great camping spot to take a dip and cool off, the Butterfly Springs camping area in Limmen National Park is the only safe place to swim in the park. It puts you in a great position to explore Limmen National Park, with popular activities including swimming, hiking, 4WDing, and hiking. If you’re looking to switch off and surround yourself with nature, Butterfly Springs is perfect. And if you feel like wetting a line, take a walk to Roper River and try your luck with the barramundi.

Facilities

  • Compost toilets
  • Wood barbecues
  • Fireplace
  • Picnic tables

You Should Know

  • Pets prohibited
  • No rubbish disposal – take all rubbish with you

 

Ayers Rock Campground – Yulara

Camping near Uluru

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One of Australia’s most special attractions, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is alive with spectacular scenery and cultural significance. While you can’t camp right in the heart of it, you can rest your head at the Ayers Rock Campground in Yulara, just 15km away. Take a drive around Uluru, learn about Anangu culture, and then head back to your campground to fry some snags and cool off in the swimming pool.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Gas barbecue
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Self-service laundry facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential
  • Pets are welcome at the Ayers Rock Campground, but prohibited inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

 

Ridgetop Campsite – Redbank Gorge

Camping Redbank Gorge

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If you get your jollies exploring the great outdoors, add Redbank Gorge to your bucket list, pronto. Seriously. Do it now. We’ll wait.

Set in Redbank Gorge at West MacDonnell National Park, the rugged Ridgetop campsite is ready and waiting for avid adventurers. This place is perfect for swimming, hiking, and getting those #nature snaps for your socials. Keep an eye out for native birds, frogs, wallabies, and dingoes.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Gas barbecue
  • Picnic tables

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential
  • No rubbish disposal – take all rubbish with you

 

Gunlom Campground – Kakadu National Park

Camping at Kakadu National Park

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Hello, postcard-perfect views. Hello, secluded plunge pools. Hello, Gunlom campground.

Situated in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, this shady, grassy campground puts you at the doorstep of some of the park’s most incredible attractions, including the Gunlom Falls and infinity rock pools. Listen out for galahs, lorikeets, and kookaburras as you enjoy a hike. Take a dip under the waterfall. Marvel at panoramic views of ancient stone and forest. This camping spot is sure to become one of your favourites.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Solar-powered hot showers
  • Fire pits
  • Picnic area

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential
  • Pets prohibited
  • No rubbish disposal – take all rubbish with you
  • Observe all crocodile warning signs before entering water

 

Djurrang Campground – Giwining/Flora River Nature Park

Camping Flora River Nature Park

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With its crystal-clear springs and tufa dams, Giwining/Flora River Nature Park is a nature-lover’s dream come true. It’s also a great spot for fishing enthusiasts, providing boat ramp access for campers keen to launch their boat or canoe and catch some bream. The Djurrang campground is within walking distance of the Djarrung and Kathleen falls; trust us, they’re worth the hike.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Fire pits
  • Picnic tables

You Should Know

  • Swimming is not recommended – observe all crocodile warning signs
  • Boats may not exceed 15hp and are restricted to a 5km section of the river

And when it’s time to put your tent to bed until next season? Our self-storage units can keep your camping gear safe and out of the way until you need it again.

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