Elsey National Park is a top tier Top End attraction, and at 400km southeast of Darwin, and just 115km from Katherine, is accessible for most Territorians.
Barely an hour out of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is famous for its signature monolithic termite mounds, Triassic flora, ritual grassfires and hidden oases.
The renowned barramundi fishing operation Shady Camp is located within the Mary River National Park, under 200km east of Darwin and well within range of a daytrip from the state capital.
Butterfly Gorge is protected by a nature park and is 130 clicks out of Darwin. Access is via the old Stuart Highway scenic route. The access track is 4WD only and is closed through the wet season each year.
Litchfield National Park lays 120km southeast of Darwin, access is via Batchelor and the road in is fully sealed
Dundee Beach, 140 clicks outta Darwin proper, offers first rate driving down towards Finnis River and is home to some of the finest tropical sportfishing and mud crabbing opportunities anywhere.