Abundant with untouched beauty, unique Australian flora and fauna, and winding waterways, the Northern Territory is an incredible caravanning region. The recent relaxation of travel restrictions means that you can lose yourself in the heart of the Australian outback. Caravanning Australia has some hot tips for how to make the most of your outback adventure.
Mataranka Hot Springs, Mataranka
The Mataranka Hot Springs, just a stone’s throw away from Mataranka Falls, offers visitors the perfect place to relax and unwind. It maintains a consistent temperature of 34 degrees, and its impossibly blue waters are thought to soothe any ailments. The pools are fringed by swaying palms, with plenty of walking tracks to while your time away on. Little red flying foxes use the springs as a breeding ground from November to May, which is when you can catch them flitting overhead in the treetops.
Karlu Karlu, Warumungu
Scattered across a valley south of Tennant Creek,Karlu Karlu (otherwise known as Devils Marbles) are gigantic boulders that are a truly spectacular sight when the morning light and evening sun hits them, bathing them in warm colours. These boulders are believed by the Warumungu Aboriginal people to be the fossilised Rainbow Serpent eggs. Bring your camera so you can capture this awe-inspiring landscape and preserve these special memories.
Florence Falls, Litchfield Park
Embedded in the depths of a monsoon forest, Florence Falls tumble into a spectacular plunge pool, with drops about 20–25 metres tall. Lots of rockpools cascade into each other, the double waterfall a rare sight. Visitors can come here for a refreshing, crocodile-free swim all year round or to enjoy the panoramic views from the viewing platform. There are two nearby trails for hiking, so you can keep your eyes peeled for wildlife or listen to the soft chirps of native birds.
Pictured is Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory.
Image courtesy of iStock-1224182371.