Camping in Northern Territory

Cross Australia’s northernmost frontier for an Outback adventure in canyons, deserts, and billabongs.

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12 top campgrounds in Northern Territory

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Berry Springs Park and Stay

17 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Berry Springs, NT
Nestled at the start of Coxpeninsula, this secluded camping spot is embraced by towering trees and wildlife, making it an ideal retreat for those yearning to immerse themselves in the unique beauty of the Northern Territory. Conveniently situated, our site provides easy access to nearby adventures (Territory Wildlife Park 9km), attractions (BerrySprings Nature Park 8km), and sites (Litchfield National Park 60Km). Positioned just 6km from two local taverns (Noonamah Steak House & BerrySprings Tavern), you can indulge in great dining experiences. Hidden on a private corner of a Berry Springs property, enjoy the convenience of a water tap at each site, and a communal picnic area equipped with tables and chairs. Plenty room for large rigs (sites 10x14m) and a large vehicle turnaround area. Benefit from a private electric gate entrance. Come, park, and stay – make our home your home. Other attractions nearby: Barramundi Adventures 12Km Batchelor Butterfly Farm 54Km Tumbling Waters 15Km Darwin River Tavern 18Km Woolworths 18Km I.G.A 6Km Puma, Ampol Fuel 6Km Hardwear Store 6Km
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Middle Camp Berry Springs

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Berry Springs, NT
Welcome to Middle Camp & Stay NT! With two fantastic locations in Berry Springs and Dundee, we offer an unforgettable camping experience. Services: * Choose from four beautiful campsites * Refreshing outdoor showers * Bathroom with hot water, toilet, and washing machine * Water supply at every campsite * Electricity at every campsite * Your own fire pit * Up to 10 guests * Check in at 1:00 pm * Check out at 11:00 am Experience the beauty of the Northern Territory at Middle Camp & Stay NT. Check out our Facebook page for more information on the local area. Exact address provided once booked in. Emma: 0419 708 595 Email: middlecampnt@gmail.com
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AU$31
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"The Escarpment" @ The Gorge

20 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Lansdowne, NT
Ereluk - Our personal name sake nestled between Jodetluk and Nitmiluk - Private, secluded, “Primitive Camp Sites” nestled around a 400 acre property in a unique Australian bush setting. Firstly named aptly “The Escarpment” for the truly beautiful ridge that runs kilometers along the block boundary, providing a perfect back drop to individual camp sites. Purpose built van pads spaced far enough apart to offer privacy and peace have been positioned with the Caravan in mind. Whilst waiting for the wet & the long grass to let us onto the flats, we have set up an initial 10 sites that are all year round accessible. These are a bit closer together as will be described in the description. Also a bit cheaper so happy campers all round! Ereluk - The true experience! Over The Creek - some of the best camping sites along the base of the escarpment are just waiting to be found. Yearly we fix up after the wet giving 4WD access to these hidden gems. A little more expensive but worth the extra for the views alone. On The Creek - Our most sort after sites! We have 3 sites only that are situated on the best part of the creek this block has to offer. Deep holes that are great for a swim with water so clear we drink it. Truly amazing and worth the extra $ for a sweet location. It is mostly 4WD access and all vans must be self-contained as no amenities, water or power are available at these sites. Those looking for a bush experience with plenty of activities to do during the day will not be disappointed.
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Oakley ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Bees Creek, NT
This 6 acre properties has a large cleared paddock area that we are offering unpowered sites for self contained vehicles and also powered sites with bore water. we also have a dump point for guests Spread out in open space at Bees Creek, with some shade trees for the afternoon sun There's access to power and potable water, plus a campfire area. Just 6km to Coolalinga shopping centres with supermarkets, food outlets and services - or Humpty Doo shops & Woolies in the other direction. On Saturday mornings there are Fred's Pass Rural Markets 5min up the road, 20min drive to the Territory Wildlife Park or the Berry Springs Nature Park All visitors must be self contained for toilet & blackwater, and all waste must be removed on departure.
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Darwin River Fern Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Darwin River, NT
Relaxing, spacious campgrounds in our tropical gardens with powered campsites and clean potable water hookups for caravans, camper vans, and motorhomes. Dump point on site. Off-grid campsites also available for self-contained campers and have Plenty of room for ‘Big Rigs.’ Lots of shade and amazing sunsets from our hillside sunset viewing area. Great place for wildlife enthusiasts. Easy access from the road. We are open year-round. Booking is essential. Kids stay for free Nearby attractions: Berry springs nature reserve, Wildlife park, Barramundi adventures, Litchfield National park, Kakadu National Park Dundee beach, Crab claw island, lots of local fishing spots, Darwin river Tavern, Berry spring Tavern, IGA
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The Urban Retreat

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Darwin, NT
Darwin is the gateway to the amazing Kakadu National Park. There are many popular waterfront areas with several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park. While sightseeing, make sure you visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are some good fishing and mountain biking spots. We are located on a 5-acre block on the edge of town. The top 2 acres are laid out in a tropical garden setting, with the other 3 acres set out with native Darwin plants visited by lots of native animals and birds. You'll feel like you're a whole world away yet you will only be 2 minutes from the supermarket, 5 minutes from a large shopping centre, and 15 minutes from Darwin's CBD. We are a small boutique site and only have currently 3 sites on the 5 acres. Your site is private and you will be able to enjoy your stay without interference from others. IMPORTANT: Each site can accommodate 2 adults MAX. If you have 3 or 4 adults, you will need to book both sites. Please note Pool site is open all year round and has permanent cover. Other sites are dependant on weather and access.
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Under the Mangoes 🥭

4 sites · RVs5 acres · Howard Springs, NT
Beautiful peaceful 5 acres of bliss among mango trees. Campers have access to a large under-cover communal area with BBQ, seating area , fridge, bathroom, toilet and washing machine. Wake up to the sound of singing birds Among mango trees. Th property is located 5 mins from Howard Springs nature park, 25 mins to Darwin city, 30 mins to the lovely Gunpoint Beach. Dogs welcome. Escape the busy caravan parks. with only 2 sites it's very peaceful and quiet.
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Lagoon Homestead

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Darwin, NT
Camping oasis close to Darwin. Short and long stay options. Stunning 10 acre block with cleared land and owners house, surrounded by native bush land suited for self sufficient caravaners or campers (couples only). Perfect location centrally situated to all the wonderful things Darwin has to offer - approximately 12km from Darwin city, 6km from airport, 12kms from numerous beaches. Thrive Cafe close by for your morning coffee (approximating 1km). Hidden Valley race track very close (approx 3kms). Bus stop 800m walk. Shops and pubs nearby. Fuel station nearby with free access to water. Very short walk to Knuckey Lagoon to explore the incredible native bird life. Stroll to the back of the property to watch the sunrise over the lagoon with your morning cuppa. Welcome to make your own campfire for the chilly dry season nights. Maximum of 4vans/ campers at one time so ensured quiet tranquillity and privacy. No excessive noise. Price does not include amenities - extra cost $5 per couple per night payable by cash. Can also provide at extra cost - water (not excessive) - Use of washing machine One powered site available upon request and at additional cost. Plane noise at times especially when there are military exercises. Closest dump point nearby at Greyhound racing on hook road. We have friendly dogs who occasionally explore the property so animal lovers welcomed. Weekly discounted rate available - send us a message. Open to storing vehicles and / or caravans for a rate whilst you may continue your travels. We look forward to hosting your stay and sharing all our tips about Darwin and surroundings.
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Kumbidgee Camping stopover

4 sites · RVs20 acres · Lansdowne, NT
A beautiful 20-acre property with the Katherine River running along the back of the property, 10km out of Katherine and 16km from Katherine Gorge. Being in close proximity to the Nitmiluk Gorge National Park you can explore the Gorge and the Hot Springs as well as top up supplies at the Katherine Shopping centre. We have a number of sites, some with shade, some more out in the open, all fairly flat, and just a short walk from the restaurant and toilets. All sites offer plenty of space. There are also many lovely cafes to visit nearby. And we're only an hour away from Mataranka Hot Springs. We have toilets here but no shower facility. It is important to us that all travellers Leave No Trace.
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Samson Creek secluded bush camping

7 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Charlotte, NT
Private, secluded, off grid, bush camp on the Charlotte River, offering bird watching, bush walking, barramundi fishing, star gazing, viewing interesting geology and exploring nature. Located between Litchfield National Park, Wagait Beach and Dundee Beach, access via medium clearance vehicles, sites are limited. Open May to Sep. Guests must adhere to Total Fire Bans.
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Kick Back & Relax Campsite

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Dundee Beach, NT
Located in the beautiful Dundee Beach, just 1.5 hours from Darwin we have an area that is suitable for self-contained caravans/motor homes & tents. There are no amenities and guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower, a chemical toilet is a must. Maximum of 3 caravans or camper trailers but only one booking at a time so you will have plenty of space and privacy. This is a residential house size bush block with neighbours. Close to the beach where you can enjoy some fishing and beautiful sunsets. We are also 5 minutes from the Dundee boat ramp if you want to experience some offshore fishing. We have a fire pit available for guests to enjoy in the evenings. Please ensure there are no restrictions in place before lighting a fire. BYO firewood. Pets welcome! Children 12 and under are free. Maximum 15 people.
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Strangy's Place

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Virginia, NT
The weather is warm and the site behind our pool is a nice space to be! It is lovely to be in a space where you are the only camper! The tropical gardens provide privacy and abundant bird life. The property is safe and secluded in the rural suburb of Virginia. We are situated in the Darwin Rural area on 5 acres of bush land with tropical gardens and a saltwater swimming pool. There is a variety of bird life, lizards, frogs, and possums. You can feed our friendly butcher birds and King Fishers on the fly from our verandah or pool area. Sit with the fish pond and chat with the turtle who is very shy! We have dogs that live at the property so pets on application only. (we do have a dog cage available if required and can pet sit for a day if required ) If you are travelling with a horse, we have a stable, water trough and can activate an electric fence for a horse yard. (price on application) We have caravan sites for fully self-contained caravans and we now have a shower and toilet available. If you are travelling in a group, we can accommodate you in a large open area if your group would like to stay together. Each caravan site has its own fireplace for your use. Only 5 minutes from Palmerston, 25minutes from Darwin CBD. If you are looking for a local fishing tour we can hook you up with the locals as our neighbour runs Outback Fishing Tours. We have many fishing and crabbing locations close by on the Elizabeth River, Middle Arm or around Darwin Harbour. Need a driver for a night out in town, we can arrange that too! Local Fred's Pass Food and Craft Markets are open Saturday and Wednesday night.
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Camping in Northern Territory guide

Overview

Vast desert landscapes, balmy tropical heat, and some of Australia’s most dramatic terrain—the Northern Territory is a region to be savoured. Give yourself ample time to explore the national parks’ ancient Aboriginal rock art; hike through sweeping gorges; or set out on an epic road trip all the way to the Red Centre. Here, each season offers its own appeal. Dry season (June through Sept) is the best time to hike, surf, or camp out in the wilderness, while in wet season (November through April), wildlife cruises and waterfalls are at their most impressive.

Where to go

Darwin

Darwin is the gateway to the Litchfield and Mary River national parks, where you can pitch a tent along the riverside, spot wildlife on a bushwalk, then cool off in a natural swimming hole. For the best of both worlds, stop at one of the city’s beachfront campsites and explore the parks on a day trip.

Kakadu

Cruise among crocs, uncover Aboriginal rock art sites, and swim in natural waterholes at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Bush campgrounds provide an opportunity to get back to nature, while the park has over 30 marked rainforest hiking trails.

Alice Springs

Venture to Alice Springs, Australia’s Red Centre, to hike around King’s Canyon, hear Dreamtime stories of Aboriginal heritage, and lose yourself in the endless desert landscapes. Adventurers can roll out a swag beneath the desert stars and wake early to watch the sunrise over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Katherine

South of Darwin, the Katherine River is flanked by rocky gorges and savannah grasslands where you can hike, camp, or kayak away from crowds. In Nitmiluk National Park, you can also soak in natural thermal springs, visit ancient caves, or swim at Edith Falls.

Arnhem Land

Campers venturing to the northernmost corner of Arnhem Land are rewarded with deserted beaches, rocky promontories, and hidden waterfalls. You need a permit to visit the traditional lands of the Yolngu people and a four-wheel drive is best for getting around, but it’s worth the effort to discover one of Australia’s most undeveloped pockets of wilderness.

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