Elsey National Park conjures up romantic images of wide-open planes and real life outback. Surprisingly, it’s located just 115km to the east of Katherine and well within range of a weekend sojourn out of Darwin.
Amamoor State Forest, one of southeast Queensland’s best-kept secrets, is just 20km southwest of Gympie and 120 clicks due north of Brisbane.
The Tree Point Conservation Area is almost within snatch strap swinging distance of Darwin, and is a great spot for locals or interstate visitors to get out of town for a day, chill out and wet a line.
Bruny Island sits offshore from Tasmania’s southern tip, separated from the rest of the state by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, just 75km from Hobart.
Located in the Hunter Valley region a couple of hours north of Sydney, Gloucester is a pretty spot within striking distance of the world heritage listed wilderness of the Barrington Tops National Park.
Perhaps the Territory’s most well known attraction, Kakadu National Park is an international tourism destination in its own right and a national treasure on the doorstep of all Darwinians.