An enormous area to cover, if you’re driving a campervan around the Northern Territory, you need to know where you can pitch up overnight. Keep these campsites in mind for a good night’s sleep in great locations to continue your journey.
Batchelor Holiday Park
Just 98km from Darwin, Batchelor Holiday Park is your gateway to Litchfield National Park. While you may not have travelled far from the city, you can’t miss this parkland of waterfalls, rainforest, spring pools and walking tracks. With powered sites, some with en suites, from $42, there’s plenty of space to park up and explore.
Lazy Lizard Caravan Park
Located 220km south of Darwin in Pine Creek, Lazy Lizard Caravan Park is south of Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park. Drenched in rustic charm, the caravan park is a wide-open space playing home to parrots, lorikeets and galahs with powered sites at just $30 per night including the use of the swimming pool. The tavern and restaurant are more than welcoming with food, drinks and entertainment.
Tennant Creek Caravan Park
You know you’re in the outback once you enter Tennant Creek. 1000km from Darwin and 500km from Alice Springs, it’s barren, dry and heat-stricken. Thankfully, the town offers refuge in the way of shopping, pubs and a caravan park offering shaded sites, a kitchen and a pool. Surrounded by the true Australian landscape, you can get local tips on sights and activities, including the fragile Devils Marbles.
Gemtree Caravan Park
Some 140km north of Alice Springs is Gemtree Caravan Park. Powered and non-powered sites are available in the 250-acre setting of bushland, with surrounding vegetation creating more privacy. From $22 per night, you also get the use of the water tank, laundry, wireless Internet, grocery store and Billabong Bar.
Kings Creek Station
Probably the most famous campground in the Northern Territory, Kings Creek Station provides powered and unpowered sites from as little as $23pp per night. While the swimming pool is a highlight, its resident camels take centre stage, which you are able to ride at just $55pp during sunset and $75pp after breakfast! The closest campground to the great Kings Canyon, it’s also perfectly located for discovering the outback.
Book your campervan at www.mightycampers.com.au.