From Glamping, all the way through to pitching a trusty tent, you really can experience it all in the NT!
I’m a big believer in the importance of experiencing local traditions and cultures when you visit a new place. So when it comes to travelling in the outback, what’s more authentic than pitching a tent and camping out for the night?
During our family adventure, we were fortunate to stay at a variety of accommodations from hotels to luxury camping (sensational!) and also hitting the hay in the camper van. While I’m more than happy to pitch a tent and get back to basics, it’s always important to keep the boss happy (I know my wife Kellie was in heaven when we were Glamping!).
However, what was interesting is the closer we were to nature, the more we relaxed and kicked back. It’s a very special feeling to be immersed in the unique Australian Outback where time completely stands still, and you soon start to take the time to internally reflect on the wonderful experience you’re having. So please, don’t be afraid to ‘rough it’ and go camping because not only will you save a few bucks, you’ll be surprised about how peaceful the experience is.
From Uluru right up to Darwin and everything in between, you’ll find a range of cracking places to stay. So if you’re keen to create lasting memories with your loved ones and let the kids get a good taste of the Aussie Outback, why not try one of these great spots:
- Free camping spots in Kakadu as well as caravan parks with full amenities
- Caravan parks in Katherine at Nitmiluk National Park
- Caravan parks in Darwin
- Campgrounds in Litchfield National Park
- Camping on working cattle stations at Kings Creek, near Kings Canyon/Watarrka National Park
If you’re up for something a little different, give the campervan a go, that way you can save some money by cooking for yourself. There are also plenty of caravan parks that have family-sized cabins, for a little bit more comfort.