We all love to hear about those special places that only a select few know about. Secret locations are the holy grail for those with a keen sense of adventure.

We’ve compiled some of the Northern Territory’s best-kept secrets to tempt you. Some are right on the doorstep of Litchfield Safari Camp.

So, if you fancy a spot of Litchfield camping, look no further. Travel the Northern Territory with us as we explore its hidden gems.

Why the Northern Territory is a Top Holiday Destination

The Northern Territory calls adventurers with a variety of thrilling destinations that are the cream of the crop in what nature has to offer. From the rugged outback to the lush tropics, this vast region of Australia offers a unique landscape for nature lovers to enjoy.

Countless destinations in the Northern Territory will truly take your breath away. From the stunning natural wonders to the unique wildlife, it ticks many of adventurers’ boxes. However, this state in Australia is remote with destinations tucked away in National Parks that can often be harder to access. They require four-wheel drives packed with plenty of essentials as many destinations are far from amenities. Travellers need to be aware of the challenges of the terrain and to plan their adventures accordingly.

Travellers also need to be aware of the presence of crocodiles when looking for swimming holes to cool off after a long hike. Ensure you look for signs and research the best places to dip your toes into the cool and clear water.

However, not all of the Northern Territory’s best-kept secrets are hard to access. One of our top picks is Litchfield National Park, a place where the Northern Territory can show off its natural beauty. Here, Florence Falls is easily accessible by car and is a hiker’s dream come true. They show off their cascades into a serene plunge pool, inviting travellers to immerse themselves in its crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding peace and tranquillity.

But the wonders don’t stop there. The Northern Territory boasts a myriad of other captivating sights, from the iconic Uluru to the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory promises an adventure like no other.

Here are our top picks for destinations that are found off the beaten track:

Butterfly Gorge

This secret oasis is just 200km south of Darwin. You can only access it by sticking to a corrugated access road that crosses causeways that flood in the wet season. Once there, you’ll witness emerald-green rivers flowing through sandstone gorges.

The main gorge itself is home to thousands of Common Crow butterflies, hence its name. There are plenty of hidden pools to swim in and magnificent views to enjoy.

Jim Jim Falls

The Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park is almost 20,000 km² in size. It’s become hugely popular, especially in the dry season. Cruising along Yellow Water Billabong and climbing up to swim at the Gunlom plunge pool are two of the must-dos, along with a tour to look for crocodiles.

If you have a 4WD, you shouldn’t miss out on a visit to Jim Jim Falls, the state’s tallest waterfall. Take a refreshing dip in the plunge pools to cool off in the hot summer months.

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park can sometimes be tough to access. During the wet season from November to April, planes and boats are the only way to reach most parts of it.

However, during the dry season, you’ll be able to get to the breathtaking white beaches and coral reefs far more easily. However, beware, the waters are full of crocodiles!

Field Of Light

Uluru or Ayers Rock is famous the world over, but the Field of Light at Uluru is perhaps less well-known. If you visit after nightfall, you’ll be in for a spectacular surprise.

As the sun goes down and the skies darken, 50,000 spindles of multi-coloured lights shine brightly over the desert ground in the Field of Light. Known as Tili Wiru Tjuta, the lights stretch out into the distance, covering an area the size of more than seven football fields.

Kings Canyon Rim Walk

This challenging walk is in Watarrka National Park, about 300km west of Alice Springs. It’s a 6km loop walk that will take you 3-4 hours to complete.

Once you’ve climbed the 1000 steps to the top of the canyon, you’ll have the chance to check out the red rocky paths and magnificent views of the Australian outback.

Devil’s Marbles

This is one of the most spectacular of the Northern Territory’s best-kept secrets. You’ll find the Devil’s Marbles or Karlu Karl next to Davenport Ranges National Park.

The Devil’s Marbles are two rocks balanced on one another in the middle of the desert. They have huge meaning to the Aboriginal people.

Florence Falls

If you’re remote camping in Litchfield, you’ll want to know about Florence Falls. Their location is around 150km south of Darwin in Litchfield National Park.

Unlike most of the Northern Territory’s best-kept secrets, Florence Falls is relatively easy to get to. Drive to the Florence Falls car park and walk down the steps to the swimming area. Try standing underneath the Falls or take a refreshing dip in the swimming hole. And if you’re visiting the Falls, there’s only one place to stay!

Travel the Northern Territory and Enjoy Remote Camping in Litchfield

Litchfield Safari Camp offers a range of Litchfield accommodation, from glamping tents to powered and unpowered sites, along with cabins to suit couples, families and groups. Enjoy Litchfield Camping by booking your place now in one of the Northern Territory’s best-kept secrets!