Darwin – Why You Need to Visit With Your Camper Trailer
If you’ve never been to the capital of the Northern Territory, then maybe it’s time to put it on your list as your next destination? For lovers of natural landscapes and the outdoors, there are few better destinations. Darwin and its surrounding areas are literally teeming with natural beauty and untouched wilderness. And the best way to explore this breathtaking environment is by staying right in the thick of it, in your camper trailer.
Why you should go
Aside from the natural beauty, Australia’s top end enjoys warm weather all year round, making it the perfect destination for campers. There’s so much to see and do up there, from national parks to wetlands, to fishing and lots of great hikes. Taking a camper trailer allows you to get the most out of your trip. You can see more attractions and move between different bases as you explore.
Where you should stay
There are many different sites around Darwin to choose from, depending on your budget, needs and what you want to see. But here’s a small selection of camp grounds in different locations to help you decide.
The site is located on expansive bushland, near local wetlands and rivers systems, approximately halfway between Kakadu and Darwin. A big selling point of this campground is its proximity to the Adelaide and Mary river systems and the on site tavern. Rumour has it that they serve up a great pub meal and a nice cold beer.
If you’ve spent any time researching natural attractions in Darwin, then you’ll have heard mention of the Litchfield National Park. This camp is a great base for exploring the national park, located just a few kilometres from the Wangi Falls on the western edge of Litchfield National Park.
Fancy waking up to river views, surrounded by fantastic bushland? Then Mount Bundy Station is the place to be. Its slogan is ‘where the tropics meet the outback’ and is either nearby or en-route to attractions like Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk at Katherine and Daly River.
If you want to check out the sights in Darwin itself then this caravan park is one of the best rated in Australia. It’s only 20 minutes from the Darwin CBD but features beautiful tropical gardens and shady trees, perfect for nature lovers.
What you should see and do
There are loads of great attractions in Darwin and its surrounding areas, for the whole family. Take a hike in the Litchfield or Kakadu National Parks and check out the waterfalls. Go bird watching in the mangroves and wetlands. For any keen fishermen out there, Darwin has a world class reputation for fishing in the rivers, wetlands, and ocean. Take a day to cruise around the iconic Katherine Gorge or visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. You’ll find it hard to fit everything you want to do in. The best part about visiting Darwin with a camper trailer is that you can move your base every few nights to get the most out of the whole area.
Take a camper trailer
There’s really no better way to appreciate the incredible natural beauty of Darwin and the Top End, than by sitting out under the stars in a national park. Taking a camper trailer with you as you travel, allows you to get the most out of the experience. If you don’t own a camper trailer already, then there are some great options available for first timers. Make sure you find a company that is just as passionate about the outdoors as you are, like PMX Campers.