Within easy reach of Darwin, you’ll find the perfect getaway for a weekend or a week of your choice of family fun or great adventures. Most highlights are accessible by sealed road, with some exciting four-wheel drive options for the adventurous.
A visit to the Top End isn’t complete without a visit to Litchfield National Park where you can plunge into refreshing waterholes or luxuriate under spring-fed waterfalls.
Or picnic at one of the many favourites of the locals, such as Berry Springs Nature Park, with two large spring-fed pools and a pandanus-fringed waterfall set in monsoon rainforest.
Just 45 minute drive south of Darwin is the acclaimed Territory Wildlife Park, where you can see local wildlife close up in their natural habitats, while walking through tree top aviaries and at daily interactive presentations such as the Birds of Prey displays.
Adventure-junkies will find lots to love about this region with challenging four-wheel drive tracks such as Reynolds River Track, throughout Litchfield National Park.
Or you might try your hand at world-class fishing, targeting the famous Barramundi or bluewater fishing from Dundee Beach or Crab Claw Island.
If you prefer land-based adventures, try the three-day Tabletop Track bushwalk, a 39km circuit suitable for experienced bushwalkers, or use the Link Walks to do shorter walks on sections of the track.
There are many fascinating reminders of when the Top End was Australia’s World War 11 frontline of defence.
Explore historic WWII sites including the crash site of a Liberator bomber and bunkers at Mandorah. Pay your respects at Adelaide River War Cemetery, and visit Batchelor Museum for more insights into the events that brought war to Australia.
||Darwin to Batchelor, via Adelaide River
||Exploring Litchfield National Park
||Batchelor to Dundee Beach
||Dundee Beach to Darwin