If you want the freedom to explore the Northern Territory national parks, you can hire a campervan and drive at your own pace along this famous landscape. From Darwin, there are three of the most famous national parks in the whole of Australia – Litchfield, Kakadu and Nitmiluk.
Litchfield National Park
Less than two hours away from the city, Litchfield is often a weekend trip for many Darwin locals. The main access road for your campervan is the Stuart Highway with clear signs the whole way, and there’s a camping ground right by Florence Falls, easily the shining star of the park with a double waterfall plunging into a swimming hole and panoramic views from the top.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is accessible from Darwin via the Arnhem Highway. The biggest national park in Australia, it can be fully explored with a 4WD, but you can still see many of its attractions in a 2WD campervan. The best time to go to Kakadu, or any national park, is during the dry season from April – November, because flooding can close some roads. Cruise around the South and East Alligator regions, book a crocodile cruise and make use of the facilities at Merl Campground.
Nitmiluk National Park
Lying south of Kakadu, you can drive to Nitmiluk National Park from Darwin in four hours on National Highway 1. Camping is very popular here, so sites at Nitmiluk Gorge and Edith Falls have great facilities and are right by the most popular spots in the park. You could park up at either of these campsites and enjoy hiking, boat cruises and canoeing.
Hire your campervan from www.mightycampers.com.au and discover the national parks of the Northern Territory.