Alice Springs region – including
Barrow Creek - New Barrow Staging Camp WWII historic site thirty kilometres north of Barrow Creek; turn east one kilometre at sign. On Neutral Junction Station, but can be visited by responsible travellers; no amenities.
Daly Waters area – Ninety kilometres east along the
Elliott – Longreach Waterhole Reserve twelve kilometres west of Elliott, no amenities, dirt road access including sandy stretches. Four wheel drive recommended. Ask in town about road conditions and directions.
Hayes Creek area - Douglas Hot Springs (near Hayes Creek) Northern Territory
Parks campground *. We paid $4.50 per person per night in 2009; see our review. Fenton Airfield (near Hayes Creek),
amenities. Best access for both; turn off six kilometres north of Hayes Creek. See our reviews Update August 2013
Fenton Airbase has been closed to the public for visiting as well as camping; there is now no access.
Hermannsburg - See Palm Valley under Alice Springs Region. There is further camping along the Finke River at Boggy Hole, but this is four wheel drive only access.
Kakadu National Park - Considering the $25 park fee as well, serviced campgrounds at $10 per person per night (unpowered) are not cheap, but there are some free and low cost at $5 per person per night unserviced alternatives. See our reviews and Kakadu National Park Camping. See also Harriet Creek under Pine Creek.
Katherine - Northern Territory Roads roadside
rest areas which may be convenient: King Rest Area 46 kilometres south of Katherine provides pit toilet, tank and picnic tables, partly
screened from highway by trees. Along the
Keep River National Park near the Western Australian border has two campgrounds which can be accessed by caravans, Parks fees apply *. See our review
Larrimah –Gorrie Airfield; turn off nine kilometres north of Larrimah; no amenities.
Mataranka - Northern Territory Parks Jalmurark
campground * at Twelve Mile Yards,
Pine Creek – McDonald Airfield; turn off eighteen kilometres north west of
Pine Creek accessed by a loop of Old Highway; no amenities. Harriet Creek Rest Area on the Kakadu Highway 24 kilometres from
Pine Creek, around 40 kilometres west of National Park boundary, picnic area on south side of road via a large loop of old
road. Note that the former free campground at Copperfield Dam close to Pine Creek has been closed and is now a day area only.
Tennant Creek region – Northern Territory Parks campgrounds at Devils Marbles and in the Davenport Range National Park at Old Police Station Waterhole (see our review) and Whistleduck Creek with NT Parks camping fees * applying at each of these . The Pebbles – Turn off ten kilometres north of Tennant Creek to Aboriginal cultural site; dirt road access five or six kilometres, toilets; free.
When travelling long distances through the
Roadside Rest Areas Most of these rest areas are close to the highway and fill rapidly early in the afternoon in peak tourist season. Some of the larger rest areas provide pit toilets. These rest areas are not included in the list hereunder.
National Parks and other reserves See Northern Territory Parks website for those which allow camping and the costs * where applicable.
Most Rest Areas and Northern Territory Parks campgrounds will not be listed unless they have been recommended to me or we can recommend them. Check the above website to find out about other parks in the Northern Territory and bear in mind that many may not be suitable for conventional or large caravans, and some are not suitable for vehicles towing at all. See also here for reviews of those we found enjoyable.