Darwin locals are so fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most spectacular national parks in Australia.

If you are thinking of getting out and exploring some of the best Aussie nature, then a Northern Territory road trip from Darwin is a great idea.

Northern Territory Road Trip Highlights

Here are the stops we recommend you take on a self-guided road trip in the NT and the activities you should do at each place.

Stop 1: Litchfield National Park

It’s one of the best places in the Top End to go swimming with waterfalls plunging off the edge of the escarpment into crystal-clear, safe swimming holes. By safe, we mean salt-water crocodile free!

Florence Falls

Florence Falls is a double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole. There’s a steep staircase down to the pools passing through a lovely viewing point.

Buley Rockholes

The Buley Rockholes is a series of rock pools that has water cascading through them. Walk up to the top and take your pick of rock holes to sit in for awhile.

Wangi Falls

Wangi Falls is probably Litchfield’s most popular attraction with a large swimming hole and picnic area.

Walker Creek

If you want a swimming hole experience that is away from the crowds then take the 3km walk along Walker Creek to shared swimming hole number six. It was small, but just lovely to have all to ourselves and so refreshing after such a hot walk with two kids.

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