5 Coolest Camping Sites in Australian Northern Territory


Camping is one of the favourite past times of many Australians and one of the best places for camping in Australia is the Northern Territory. So here are the top 5 places for camping and adventure in the Northern Territory.

1. Trephina Gorge


Located 70 kilometres east of Alice Springs, Trephina Gorge is the best place for exploring the East MacDonnell Range. It has a large campground, situated among the beautiful and attractive orange hills. The campsite includes fireplaces, pit toilet, picnic tables and free gas barbecues. The fees for camping at Trephina Gorge is $3.30 per person per night.

2. Rainbow Valley Reserve


To reach Rainbow Valley campers have to go through 76 kilometres of dirt track South of Alice Springs. The main attraction of the campsite is the sandstone bluffs and cliffs which were caused by water. Campers can go for a short walk during the early morning and late afternoon through the colourful sandstone formation, to enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley. Two designated areas in the reserve are used for camping where picnic tables, pit toilets along with gas barbecues and communal firepits are available.

3. Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre


For a different kind of adventure tour, Earth Sanctuary is a great place to visit. Besides offering day tours for sustainable tourists, they also offer camping sites which include, cultural tour, astronomy tour followed by a barbecue dinner. The biggest attraction during camping is the astronomy tour where tourists get to sleep under the night sky and enjoy the constellations of stars in the sky. In the camp, shower and toilet facilities are also available.

4. Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park


Located 200 km from Darwin, the park is situated in a beautiful location along the Douglas River. The camping area in the park is very large and flat and campers can select water of various temperatures for swimming and soaking. The Park is owned by the Wagiman people and Wagiman women are responsible for looking after the park so many sacred sites are off limits to men. The cost of camping in Hot Springs Nature Park is $4.50 per person per night and flush toilets and water taps with bore water are available.

5. Redbank Gorge


Situated 156km west of Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges, is a popular spot for campers who are going towards the Red Centre Way. Two camping spots are available – the Woodland and the Ridgetop campgrounds. Each consists of picnic tables, fire pits and toilets. The cost of camping in Redbank Gorge is $3.30 per person and spaces are limited.

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