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Swimmingin the Northern Territory

In the Northern Territory, you can take your pick of picture-perfect places to cool off. Dive into secluded desert waterholes, indulge in crystal clear thermal springs, and embrace thundering waterfalls.

Look no further than the NT for some of Australia's—and quite possibly the world's—most unique swimming spots. From the Top End to the Red Centre, there are countless national parks filled with breath-taking places to take a dip. Visit iconic landscapes like Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and the West MacDonnell Ranges.

The Northern Territory boasts an array of spectacular swimming spots. Dive into the turquoise waters of Mataranka and Bitter Springs in Elsey National Park. Explore Litchfield National Park's Wangi Falls, Florence Falls, and Buley Rockhole. Discover hidden desert waterholes like Ellery Creek Big Hole and Ormiston Gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Each location offers a unique and unforgettable swimming experience.

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Swimming safety

Swimming in the Northern Territory is great fun but it’s important to follow the safety guidlines. Remember to only swim where it’s marked safe to swim, keep hydrated and stay sun-safe.


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