Planning a trip to the Northern Territory?


Choose from 64 NT holiday parks

Ready for your next adventure? The Northern Territory offers some of the best camping and caravanning spots for both the seasoned traveller, seeking that next outback adventure, and the holiday makers, looking for a relaxing and memorable experience.

Plan your next caravan and camping holidays in the NT with the help of some great editorial features from Caravan World magazine or check out Turu's NT Holiday Parks.


Darwin - NT

DARWIN: RV Travel on Darwin's doorstep

When you're thinking about a holiday in the Northern Territory, it makes sense to look up plenty of tourism websites and chat with people who have already been there, to help you compile a list of must-see destinations.

Your list of what to see in Darwin will likely include some World War II landmarks, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, the Darwin Wharf Precinct, Fannie Bay Gaol, and many other tourist sites in the city. But there are also lots of interesting destinations just an hour's drive outsde of Darwin, many of which are often forgotten.

On our latest trip we went looking for some of these easily missed wonders on Darwin’s doorstep, and found wetlands rife with birdlife, glorious natural springs and loads of other natural attractions, all with no entrance fees. Read the full Caravan World feature on Darwin.

Katherine - NT

KATHERINE: There is plenty to do and see in Katherine

Usually the easiest things to find in many Australian towns are the conventional tourist attractions, more often than not scattered down the main street. But this is not the case in the NT town of Katherine, which is located about 300km south of Darwin. The ‘main’ street that runs through the centre of Katherine is actually the Stuart Highway.

It looks greener than you might expect from the outback, and the street is nice enough, with wide lanes and a leafy pedestrian island down the middle. It looks so regular you might be tempted to just keep driving.

But that would be a huge mistake. There are some spectacular sights in and around Katherine – if you know where to look for them. Read the full Caravan World feature on Katherine.

Kakadu - NT

KAKADU: Visit Kakadu National Park in your caravan

Getting the most out of Kakadu involves at least one cruel irony – the best time to see Twin Falls is during the Wet. The trouble is, the track out there is closed up tight for the season, so the only way you’ll see this magnificent, roaring spectacle is by air.

It’s a similar situation with many of Kakadu’s other attractions. Access to the various falls and plunge pools is rough going at the best of times, but the serious Top End rains between December and March create conditions that will potentially humble all but the most experienced 4WDers attempting to reach these amazing sights. And it’s not unusual for park rangers to close the tracks to Gunlom and Maguk, for example, at short notice.

The best time to visit, therefore, is during the Dry. Most, if not all, of the tracks are open, birds return to the billabongs, and you’ll have a much more complete Kakadu adventure. It mightn’t be quite as spectacular, but you’ll never forget it. Read the full Caravan World feature on Kakadu.