Australia’s Northern Territory has some of the most incredible national parks and natural wonders to explore, especially by caravan. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite national parks to visit while you are travelling through the NT.
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Some 462 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs, caravaners will find Uluru-Kata National Park, home to the world-famous Uluru. This extraordinary sight is unlike anything you will have seen before, and rivals any overseas destination.
There are plenty of ways to explore this icon of Aboriginal culture. You may wish to take to the sky in a helicopter to get the full picture of Uluru. There is also a walking track at the base, perfect for those looking to take in Uluru at their own pace. Or you can even take a camel to circumnavigate it. The Aboriginal tour offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the local flora, fauna, bush tucker, ancient paintings and the dreamtime stories of the sacred site.
- Tjoritja West Macdonnell National Park
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Tour this national park to tick off many of Alice Springs’ most sought after highlights. The Tjoritja West Macdonnell National Park is home to famous waterholes, the Ochre pits, Gosse Bluff, Hermannsburg and Finke river. To make the most of your trip, allow a few days to take it all in. Take the time to witness an outback sunrise, sunset and starry night.
- Davenport Range National Park
Swap out the holiday crowds for waterbirds and fish in the tranquil waterholes. As well as being an essential part of the local ecology, these waterholes also have strong Aboriginal dreamtime connections. This is a great place to park your caravan for a day or even a few days and learn more about Aboriginal culture and the importance of the land.
- Watarrka National Park
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Hike to the Canyon rim, walk through the scenic desert surrounds, or stroll along the boulder-strewn valley floor beneath imposing sand walls. This makes for a unique experience, and one you won’t forget for a long time coming. There are a range of ways to explore the park, so regardless of your fitness level, you’ll be able to take it all in.
- Elsey National Park
Relax in warm, clear natural spring pools, explore historic sights and go fishing in the country west of the never. As well as being a prime location for keen boaters and fishers, there are plenty of opportunities to relax. A 500m waterway is fed by a natural underground spring. This gently flows to create a waterhole lined with beautiful cabbage palms.
- Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge National Park
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If we hadn’t convinced you with the first five options, this is sure to do it. Nitmiluk Katherine George National Park truly has something for everyone. This world-famous gorge system is perfect for walking, swimming, canoeing, boating or flying through. The views are truly spectacular, no matter which option you take. You’ll definitely return to Perth with some amazing stories to tell and will be eager to take your campervan or caravan back soon.
Take your new or second hand Jayco Caravan for an adventure and explore some of the most beautiful places the Northern Territory has to offer.