Centrally located a 20-minute drive from Darwin and considered a gateway to the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park is ideal for those who wish to explore the Northern Territory like never before. Shady, grassed sites are available for caravanners and campers, while cabins and villas surrounded by tropical gardens are available for those who want a more luxe feel. Facilities include a new water park, a giant jumping pillow with shade sails, three saltwater pools, three spas, television room, camp kitchen and a kids’ playground. If you can tear yourselves away from the state-of-the-art amenities and activities, spend some time at one of a plethora of nature reserves.
With a wide range of accommodation options available, including permanent tents, over 40 powered and unpowered sites, chalets and the ultra-luxe Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk Gorge Caravan Park is the perfect place to base your family as you explore all the red-tinged, natural fun that the Northern Territory has to offer. Dip your toes in the swimming pool and get ready to head out and discover the 292,008-hectare Nitmiluk National Park, which is owned by the Jawoyn people and jointly managed with the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. Set out along the Jatbula walking trail and make your way to the Northern Rockhole, which has a gorgeous waterfall and natural swimming pool nestled among the red dirt; just keep an eye out for crocodiles.