The Top End of Australia is a land rich in Aboriginal History and its people are justly proud of their land, heritage and strong culture.
This area accounts for about a sixth of Australia’s total land mass and is known for it’s two distinct “seasons”, national parks, rock art, crocodiles and tropical weather.
Excellent sealed roads make this area a dream to drive around, and with an array of incredible attractions, first class facilities, stunning scenery and a laid back vibe, Northern Territory makes for an unforgettable and spellbinding travel destination.
A self planned road trip is a fabulous way to discover what this region has to offer and is an easy and memorable mode of getting around places.
To discover the Top End and do it justice, try and plan a tour of 7-14 days.
Australia’s Northern Territory was on our radar last year for our fourth visit to this amazing country and which happens to also be our favourite holiday destination.
Our trip included Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield National Park. Whilst we were in Darwin for the first 4 nights we used public transport and for the rest of the time, we hired a 6 berth motorhome. Our time was split as follows :-
|DESTINATION||NUMBER OF NIGHTS||ACCOMMODATION|
Wharf One, Darwin
|KAKADU||1||Kakadu Lodge Caravan Park|
|KATHERINE||1||Shady Lane Tourist Park|
|KATHERINE GORGE||2||Nitmiluk Caravan Park|
|LITCHFIELD||1||Litchfield Tourist Park|
|DARWIN||1||Hidden Valley Caravan Park|
The 4 days spent in Darwin can be read about here.
I will be treating this Road Trip as a Post Series, which will run over the course of a week. So here is a sneek preview of what’s to come.
Days 5 and 6 will see us travelling from Darwin to Kakadu National Park, and details will include :-
- Picking up our motorhome
- Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River
- Window on the Wetlands
- Bowali Visitor Centre
- Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park
- Bowali Visitor Centre
- Nourlangie Rock Art
- Gagudju Lodge, Cooinda
Days 7 and 8 will see us travelling from Kakadu National Park to Katherine, and details will include :-
- Sunrise Cruise on the South Alligator River & Yellow Billabong
- Warradjan Indigenous Cultural Centre
- Pine Creek
- Edith Falls
- Shady Lane Tourist Park
- Katherine Visitor Centre
- Katherine Museum
- Nitmiluk Visitor Centre
- Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Nitmiluk Caravan Park
Days 9, 10 and 11 will see us travelling from Katherine to Litchfield National Park and back to Darwin, and details will include :
- Baruwei Lookout
- Adelaide River
- Litchfield Termite Mounds
- Litchfield Tourist Park
- Wangi Falls
- Tolmer Falls
- Florence Falls
- Darwin East Point Reserve
- Mindil Market
- Hidden Valley Caravan Park
Here is a teaser of some of the amazing things you will see along the way, so be sure to follow this breathtaking road trip over the next week!
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