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.
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.
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.
Deep immersion therapy amongst the ancient, aching wilderness of the East MacDonnell Ranges.
Located in the Finke River Gorge, the campsite at Boggy Hole is the gateway to exploring the whole Finke Gorge National Park. There’s a permanent billabong located right by the campground, which is perfect for a cool dip after a morning on the tracks.
The West Macs are a touch far afield for metro Darwinians but perfect daytrip fodder for Alice Springs residents or visitors to the area. There’s no shortage of stunning distractions on offer for sightseers, with dramatic gorges, ancient Aboriginal sites, sublime lookouts and hiking trails all part of a day’s adventure.